Emma Watson Attends the Met Gala in a Gown Made out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

Actress Emma Watson has been generating some buzz over her look for the 2016 Met Gala on Monday (May 2) – and it’s not just because she looked amazing (as usual).

The Harry Potter actress arrived at the gala in New York City wearing a custom-made gown by Calvin Klein and Eco Ago, which was made entirely out of recycled materials!

Emma took to her Facebook page to write about her look, saying:

“Thank you Calvin Klein & Eco Age for collaborating with me and creating the most amazing gown. I am proud to say it is truly sustainable and represents a connection between myself and all the people in the supply chain who played a role in creating it.

The body of the gown is crafted from three different fabrics, all woven from yarns made from recycled plastic bottles (!). Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants on the planet. Being able to repurpose this waste and incorporate it into my gown for the ‪#‎MetGala‬ proves the power that creativity, technology and fashion can have by working together.

Each and every part of this beautiful gown has been produced with sustainability in mind, even the components that you can’t see. The zippers on the gown are made from recycled materials and the inner bustier has been crafted from organic cotton. Conventional cotton is one of the highest impact crops, using more chemicals than any other crop in the world. Organic cotton on the other hand, is grown without the use of the most harmful chemicals and is therefore better for the environment and people working with cotton. The organic silk used in the lining of my gown is certified to a standard that guarantees the highest environmental and social standards throughout production. It is my intention to repurpose elements of the gown for future use. The trousers can be worn on their own, as can the bustier, the train can be used for a future red carpet look… I’m looking forward to experimenting with this. Truly beautiful things should be worn again and again and again. ‪#‎30wears‬

I hope you like it! The ultimate #30Wears! ‪#‎MetGala2016‬

Emma xx”

Well done Emma on using this high-profile event for taking the lead and raising awareness for such an important issue! We love the look!

What do YOU think of Emma’s look?

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