Best known for founding the Green Carpet Challenge, Livia Firth has now launched a collection of her own designs including this necklace made from recycled gold and silver.
Celebrity designed fashion lines may be the bane of the sustainable style industry (and for trained designers, a supreme annoyance) but a new clothing collection by green queen, Livia Firth, continues to put the undeniable power of a famous name to good use.
After launching a handcrafted jewelry line this past spring, Livia Firth Designs recently announced their 5-piece fashion collection for fall. Described by Firth as “fundamentals for every woman’s wardrobe,” the line features a versatile LBD made from organic wool with a vegetable-tanned recycled leather obi belt, two versions of a 30s-inspired cloche hat, a butterfly-emblazoned woven wrap and a hand-crafted gold and silver butterfly necklace.
Livia Firth modeling the collection’s organic-wool little black dress, which is lined in cruelty-free silk and comes with a recycled-leather belt.
According to the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph, Firth elaborates on her choice to limit her offering to a 5 piece collection,” It is the beginning of building a sustainable cupboard, which can slowly fill with good quality, classical pieces with a twist which are produced keeping in mind the ecological impact and social justice implications.”
The butterfly-emblazoned pashmina wrap is the stunning result of a collaboration with the Panchachuli Women Weavers development program, which produces a luxury line of woven accessories and facilitates economic and social independence for women in the Indian Himalayas.
The pieces will be available this September on Firth’s shop-within-shop on Internet giant’s YOOX’s eco-friendly initiative Yooxygen. Having recently closed her west London store, Eco Age, to focus on e-commerce, the collection will join a selection of clothes and accessories from other eco-friendly brands curated by Firth for their style and sustainability.
The pair of woolen cloche hats are made by Pachacuti, the U.K’s organic and fair-trade-certified milliner.