The Academy Awards are around the corner on Feb. 22, and let’s be honest: The best part of the award show is to watch the red carpet beforehand. As we prep to watch Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike, Marion Cotillard and other A-listers strut their stuff, here are some lovely eco-friendly gowns that we wouldn’t mind seeing them in.
Stella McCartney has not only built a brand synonymous with luxury, but she has done so while supporting ethical production – her company recently partnered with the Ethical Trading Initiative – and with a commitment to not use fur or leather in any of her designs. Which is why we always cheer to see her eco-friendly gowns on the red carpet, and her Sacha Dress, with its classic design and yet modern cut-outs, is a favourite from her current collection.
Helen Hunt made big news in 2013 when she wore an eco-friendly gown from the budget-friendly retailer H&M to the Oscars. The dress was from the company’s “Conscious Collection,” which is still going strong today and has this powder pink gown to show for it.
Founded in 2011 by a human rights lawyer, the luxury label Maiyet works directly “with craftsmen and women in developing countries to product sustainably-sourced luxury goods,” according to Luxuo. We can definitely see this classic black dress being worn to any award show, the Academy Awards being no exception. Very Jennifer Aniston, no?