Many celebrities have causes they believe in, and a great number of celebs are vocal about their concern for the environment. These fashionable celebrity women have put their beliefs to work with their own eco-friendly and organic clothing lines.
“Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson is an avid supporter of eco-related causes. One of the nearest and dearest to the actress is UK-based People Tree. Watson serves as both spokeswoman and designer for the organization.
Watson’s People Tree clothing collection includes tops, bottoms, dresses, and accessories made from organic materials constructed by workers in certain Third World countries. The best part about People Tree, according to Watson, is that People Tree pays their workers a fair wage for their time.
“This is not an Emma Watson clothing line. This is not a celebratory endorsement, this is something I thought was a really great idea and I wanted to help with. I just thought fashion was a great way to help people,” Watson said of her work with People Tree.
British singer Leona Lewis is known for her staunch support of animal rights and the vegan lifestyle. Now, the singer is developing her own clothing line of animal-friendly fashions. The line is still awhile away from launch, but Lewis says there are plenty of designers that offer vegan-friendly clothing.
Stella McCartney is amazing for high end stuff, and TopShop has great stuff as well, and Miss Selfridges (in the UK),” Lewis said recently.
Model Lauren Bush unveiled her eco-friendly clothing line, Lauren Pierce, in 2009. The line, described as “a peace offering to our interconnected world. It is a conscious expression of respect for the earth and our collective humanity. The designs reflect an easy, elegant sensibility that is natural and timeless,” according to the clothing line’s mission statement.
Each collection in the Lauren Pierce collection is designed to benefit female artisans in countries around the world, according to Bush. Many of these women live in developing countries – the first collection in 2009 benefitted Women for Women International, an organization that teaches women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on fabric-dying techniques.
I’ve always loved design and had an interest in the fashion world, but to me, it’s important that the clothes do good and stand for something,” Bush told Vanity Fair in 2009. “My goal is to create a product that is a little more meaningful.”
Justin Bieber’s main squeeze developed an eco-friendly clothing line for teens available at Kmart. Gomez’s clothing line — named the Dream Out Loud, collection – includes value-priced clothing and accessories made with organic and eco-friendly materials.
“I am proud to be able to join forces with Kmart to release my own fashion collection,” Gomez said in 2010. “This has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, and I feel privileged to be able to give the consumer great product at a great value.”
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