5 Eco-Friendly Celebrities & Sustainable Red Carpet Looks

There have been noticeable changes when discussing the “face” of fashion. Brands have become more inclusive, and have begun to show all different faces of beauty rather than sticking to one basic idea. In addition to changes on the runway, there has been a steady uprising of changes behind the stage. Brands have started to embrace the idea of sustainable, ethical clothing and have made changes as a result of general awareness of unsustainable clothing increases. 

Celebrities have used their platform for years, to speak about the unethical impacts the fashion industry has on the planet, and now, as this issue has become popularized, more voices have come together to fight for a better future. 

Take a look at 5 celebrities with iconic sustainable red carpet looks, and get deeper into what they have to say about ethical fashion. 

  1. Miley Cyrus

At the 2018 Met Gala, Cyrus wore Stella McCartney, an advocate for sustainable fashion. According to McCartney, “You can be sustainable and stylish all at the same time.” Cyrus adds that she wants to spread a message; “There doesn’t have to be torture in fabulous fashion.

Additionally, Cyrus promotes thrifting, and shopping for second hand clothing. She took to her Instagram, encouraging her 100 million followers to follow her footsteps. She posted a picture of her top picks, including a stylish Tom Ford hat captioning it “Tom Ford but make it thrifty (previously loved/owned clothes = most sustainable fashion source).”

  1. Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone brings her eco-friendly lifestyle into her closet, by promoting the use of second hand clothing and ethical brands. “I really love used clothing for a lot of reasons. The first reason is because it’s more environmentally sound. I can’t bear all of the clothes that are wasted and then landfilled, it’s just outrageous. The clothing industry is really out of control in terms of how much gets thrown away. So that, to me, is number one,” she said. ““I have some guidelines when it comes to clothes, or anything really,” Silverstone said. “First, I try to find it used so I’m not creating more waste. If I can’t find it used, I’ll make sure it’s made with an eco material. If I can’t find it in either of those categories, I’ll buy something regular. But I rarely have to do that.”

  1. Anne Hathaway

For her press tour for the 2016 movie “Colossal,” Hathaway decided to wear only eco-friendly clothing, in order to send the fashion industry a message. Her stylist, Penny Lovell revealed “All of her choices for this tour are sustainable and will be either vintage pieces or archival runway looks.” For the press tour, she wore  $15 dress she found at the flea market. 

  1. Emma Watson

The queen herself, and one of Hollywood’s greatest sustainable fashion advocates. In 2015 she took part in the Green Carpet Challenge (world renowned sustainability initiative where every outfit worn on the red carpet must be ethical), and later she created an Instagram account The Press Tour where she posts her eco-friendly looks. She believes that “as consumers we have so much power to change the world just being careful in what we buy.”

  1. Serena Williams

In 2018, Williams launched her own 100% vegan clothing line, and she spoke out about sustainable fashion being a “new trend in fashion that will never go out of style.” She believes “We have to somehow figure out how to live on this planet and not destroy it,”- and she is completely correct. Shop Serena

These celebrities speak out so they can make a difference, and influence others to help participate in the right movements. Be on the right side of history. 

Check out Best Affordable + Sustainable Brands to get started on your journey to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. 

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