Emma Watson the world renowned actress (Harry Potter) has made headlines this week after wearing a statement piece to the Met Gala in New York. The actress and activist was more than happy to answer questions about the custom-made Calvin Klein dress she was wearing for the event.
The red carpet always seems to actively pursue the answers of which designer each celebrity is wearing and for some the answer has never been more important. Emma asked Calvin Klein to design her a customer dress that was ethically sourced and produced right down to the zipper.
Stating that luxury to her meant peace of mind she explained that for her it was important to know for her own peace of mind that the dress was made specifically with her ethical needs in mind and Calvin Klein was happy to help her design the perfect dress.
Watson announced that all her red carpet appearances would be ethically sourced and produced a couple of years ago, for the Met Gala every bit of fabrics was made to suit that need.
The majority of the fabric was made from Newlife, a yarn made from post-consumer bottles and the bustier was made from organic silk and cotton.
At the event Watson made a point of making sure that interviewers knew her stance on the issue stating ‘This is a feminist issue’ explaining that most factories exploit female workers reciting her trip to Bangladesh where she met a factory worker who was her age but had an entirely different experience of life.
Watson is set to hit cinemas again soon as Belle in ‘Beauty & The Beast’ remake set to come out in 2017 but has stated that until then she has devoted herself to her activism for feminism and sustainability. Emma is making sure to use her fame to educate and influence others in the industry to be ethical in their sourcing.