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Emma Watson wears plastic bottles!

Met Gala 2016 : Who said fashion can't go hand in hand with upcycling ?

The Harry Potter star created a sensation in her Calvin Klein dress on the red carpet of the Met Gala in New York… But surprise, this last was made from recycled plastic bottles!

Young Hermione Granger, top of her class, has transformed into a femme fatale. The American star does not miss an opportunity to shine, and she succeeded again during the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala in May 2016. Emma Watson walked the red carpet in a magnificent white strapless dress with a black train. A marvel by Calvin Klein… made from recycled plastic!

Interviewed on CNN, the actress – known for her commitment to women’s issues – explained her environmentally friendly choice: “Last year, I decided only to wear recycled dresses on the red carpet. The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter of freshwater on the planet. It has such a huge environmental impact and such a big human impact. It’s not enough for me anymore that it’s a beautiful piece … I want to know that it’s not leaving a negative mark.”

A creative collaboration, a sustainable dress

The lovely Emma explained how she participated in the creation of her dress, in order to find the best way to reuse empty plastic bottles. From zippers to lining, all the materials used for the construction of the dress were sustainably sourced. On her Facebook page, Emma Watson has shared that she plans to reuse parts of the dress for other events.

Credits to Ovidiu Hrubaru

You don’t need to be Emma Watson to wear clothes made from recycled plastic bottles. After the success of the brand “I’m not a virgin,” which manufactures its jeans from this innovative material, another small company has entered the ring.

Amaboomi, developed by a French couple that loves open spaces, proposes a fashion range 100% recycled from plastic bottles. The result is impressive, especially since the clothes look no different from the latest styles. Vests, jackets, sweaters, bags, hats… The brand offers a vast choice for both women and men, at affordable prices.

Journalist: Alexandra Drieghe



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