“We don’t support slave labor in this country, so we shouldn’t support those conditions in other countries. I can’t wrap my head around why ethical clothing is a specialty and not a base standard. Why is it special to have something you know wasn’t made under terrible conditions by a 12-year-old girl for 20 pence an hour? It’s hard to talk about this stuff without sounding preachy.” —Emma Watson
From design collaborations with People Tree, Alberta Ferretti and the Green Carpet Challenge, to speaking out on the importance of ethical consumption and studying fair trade practices at Brown University, Miss Watson is a celebrity we can get behind. The 23-year old British beauty has gone from a frizzy-headed bookworm to a gorgeous, stylish and socially aware icon – check out or tips on how to get Emma Watson’s sustainable style in your wardrobe!
Emma is a fan of black and white ensembles, and this is a chic but casual one that’s easy to wear from the office to a night out. Find a vintage cream blouse at your favorite consignment store, or browse Etsy where we found a gorgeous Le Blouse top from midcoastfun. You’ll find a pair of eco leather shorts from Atos Lombardini at L’inde le Palais, but if $432 is too steep of a price, you’ll definitely score a pair at your local consignment store. Wear your favorite chain and a pair of ankle boots and you’re set to go!
Another example of Emma’s B&W style, this dress is from her People Tree S/S 2011 collection. Although you wont find the dress in stock at People Tree, try this all black version from NY-based eco designer Allison Parris for your next formal cocktail party. We love the tulle!
Emma goes sexy for the Elle 2011 Style Awards in a light grey, cut-out mini, and you can channel her style in this Backless Asymmetrical Cutout Dress from Frock LA. Made from bamboo fabrics and dyed with natural dyes, the Kyla Dress is available black, white, red and rose, so choose the color that best suits your style. Pair with British vegan shoe label Beyond Skin’s nude Kelly pumps and you’ll be sure to turn heads.
This image of Emma is candidly British, and is obviously shot on a London street with the star donning a UK style trench coat and boots that will protect her jeans from the wet weather. These vegan Long Path Black boots from Olsen Haus and Jackpot’s Rosenne Black Wool Military Coat or more rain proof Treble Jacket from NAU will get you geared up for fall and winter weather.
Switching up her normal color palette, Emma goes for a pop of bright colors while waiting on her stylish ride. Get the look with a pair of yellow Skinny Neon Jeans from ReUse Jeans, a passion pink Maddie Raschel Hoodie shell from The North Face, and a pair of black patent leather Clementine Moccasin Skimmers from Cri de Couer.
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