You’d believe that eco-friendly fashion would be far removed from the glamorous lives of celebrities, but seemingly not. The most recent buzz in the fashion industry is fair trade, environmentally friendly and environmentally aware products thanks to many celebrities that are bringing attention to these issues. We adore that celebrities are leading the way for ensuring the products we buy are sustainable and are doing so with style. Here we take a look at how these ecofriendly actors are making us question the narrative behind the products we buy today.
2. Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad is Co-founder of
3. Stella McCartney
Among the most famous eco friendly designers is Stella McCartney whose style house utilizes sustainable and environmentally friendly methods including using fabrics that are organicand renewable energy to keep the stores running, not using PVC, and joining organisations that promote ethical business practices. McCartney is a lifelong vegetarian and because of this and other ecological reasons, she does not use leather or fur in her designs. McCartney has set a norm for her peers to follow, demonstrating that the business can adapt to create ethical, sustainable garments and that individuals will buy them. McCartney says, “There’s a vested interest because we live on this world and we need to look after it, as without it, we’ve got nothing. So it is just not the style industry, it’s every single industry.” McCartney also inspired a new Twitter hashtag #itsnotjuststella that’s bringing awareness of the sustainable fashion revolution, specifically, less dominant brands that are also producing ethical style.
4. Lauren Bush Lauren
Lauren Bush Lauren is the creator of
5. Christy Turlington Burns
Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns is helping to change the world with her creation of a succession of episodes called ‘Threading: Driving Fashion Forward’ to raise awareness about the millions of garment workers that require fair wages and basic human rights statements. Turlington has pointed out that frequently in the developing world that the garment workers are young kids who operate around 16-hour shifts sometimes 7 days a week, and make less than 30 cents an hour. In the last episode, Turlington says, “They’re not receiving health care, they are in cramped spaces that are poorly constructed”… It’s like the costs of the garments go up along with the labour goes down–that’s the part I just don’t know. The margins are enormous. The idea that human beings have been sacrificed for that margin is just completely untrue.”
6. Rosario Dawson
Multi talented Rosario Dawson is the creator of
7. Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde is about ethical style. The actress teamed up with H&M on their Conscious Exclusive 2015 Collection to help spread the word about the eco-friendly line. The collection utilized recycled cotton and organic cotton and silk and was produced in accord with company-wide fair-wage initiatives. On what sustainable fashion signifies to her Wilde says, “It means that ethical decisions are taken at each stage of creation. Garments are made from renewable fabrics, whether that implies they’re recycled from organically developed fibers or produced from more renewable materials like tencel, which is made from the cellulose found in wood pulp. There are wider problems also, such as the rights and welfare of the employees who make the clothes and the way the clothes are hauled around the planet.” Wilde is also a Co-Founder of the online market Conscious Commerce that proves sustainable style may also be stylish and she says she hopes to demonstrate that “ethical clothes is not a style dream but an attainable reality.”
8. Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress turned lifestyle guru, Gwyneth Paltrow is taking a stance for environmentally friendly style. Paltrow’s company Goop has partnered up using Amour Vert to make an eco-fashion line of tops that are produced from organic fabrics, silk dyed and printed with low impact dyes. The tops also encourage sustainable practices with one tree to be planted in the Tahoe National Forest for each shirt sold. This is not Paltrow’s first time advocating for sustainable style; the actress has also collaborated with several style figures including Stella McCartney and Ecoalf to generate additional eco-friendly style lines.