“The King’s Speech” star Colin Firth’s wife, Livia, is blogging about the dress and jewelry she wore to last week’s Academy Awards – and trumpeting their sustainability:
By last Sunday I had the (eco) confidence to enter the Kodak Theatre in a dress made by designer Gary Harvey from eleven pre-loved, forgotten and damaged dresses from the era of “The King’s Speech.” The mandatory jewelry (the Oscars being a particularly bling-friendly event) was Fairtrade, fair-mined and ecologically certified – a world first apparently.
Most consumers are in the dark about the fossil fuels and other resources that go into the production of clothing. Synthetic fabrics like nylon and polyester can’t be manufactured without petroleum.
And while one dress might not change the world, consumers have more power than they realize.