ECO-Creativity at the Oscars®

Sustainability: a “red carpet” worthy fashion for all creative industries.

On Oscars night, actress Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman) walked on the red carpet like a princess wearing a Louis Vuitton sustainable dress in pro of Suzy and James Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress initiative. The idea is to create “red carpet” worthy dresses made of sustainable materials exclusively. According to W Magazine, the materials used to elaborate this princess-like dress are certified blue crepe silk and Swarovski glass beads.

Actress Laura Harrier wears a custom-made, 'eco-friendly' Louis Vuitton dress, partnering with the Red Carpet Green Dress initiative for the 91st annual Academy Awards red carpet.
(PHOTO FROM ESSENCE) — Actress Laura Harrier wears a custom-made, ‘eco-friendly’ Louis Vuitton dress, partnering with the Red Carpet Green Dress initiative for the 91st annual Academy Awards red carpet. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

“The gown is made of blue crepe silk developed with efforts to eliminate all global hazardous chemical use. The handmade embroidery required more than 450 hours of work: glass beads, crystal shards, and sequins were specifically chosen to meet human-ecological requirements.”, Harrier commented to W Magazine.

Dress close-up. Blue crepe silk and glass beads.
PHOTO FROM W MAGAZINE
— A behind-the-scenes look as Laura Harrier prepares for the 2019 Oscars. Photo courtesy of Brandon Hickman/RCGD.BRANDoN HiCkMAN

Harrier rightly mentioned the importance of showing that sustainable fashion can be glamorous too. This is a great example of the beautiful designs that can be achieved using eco-friendly materials. But fashion is only one of the multiple industries that can take advantage of this oh-so-necessary eco-trend. Imagine all the inventive things that you can do using sustainable materials. From art to product innovation, passing through interior and industrial design; it is increasingly common to find eco-friendly solutions for all sorts of ideas. Baux’s 100% Bio-based acoustical panels and Piñatex® natural textile are two ingenious success stories worth mentioning. Do you want to know more about them? Stay tuned.

There are plenty of amazing creatives out there adopting green best practices and being part of the eco-trend. Join them (if you haven’t)! The possibilities are infinite as we will be exploring in upcoming posts. Stick around to learn more about sustainable solutions for your innovative projects.

Be eco-creative. Be ECOCENTRIC!

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