Climate change and pollution are poised to destroy the planet without action and, as the second large water polluter, the fashion industry causes its fair share of environmental problems. This year, however, a few socially responsible celebrities at the Met Gala decided they would not contribute to pollution, and would instead use recycled material for their red carpet outfits.
Clavin Klein and Eco Age teamed up to use recycled plastic bottles and sustainable material to put together some of the most amazing outfits for the event. Lupita Nyong'o, Margot Robbie and Emma Watson wore “green” dresses, made entirely of environmentally sustainable materials.
In a Facebook post, Emma Watson talked about her gown, elaborating upon what made it so special and close to her heart.
“The body of the gown is crafted from three different fabrics, all woven from yarns made from recycled plastic bottles (!). Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants on the planet. Being able to repurpose this waste and incorporate it into my gown for the #MetGala proves the power that creativity, technology and fashion can have by working together,” she wrote.
The celebrities’ initiative toward sustainable fashion just goes to show that along with promoting the fashion industry and continuing with our daily lives in a manner that allows us comfort and happiness, one must also keep the environment in mind. Bringing small alterations to our daily routine like switching off lights when not in the room or not wasting water are only minor changes that can have a huge impact on the planet.