Last year, I blogged about the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign – read about it here – and how they were bringing sustainable fashion to the red carpet.
This year, Michael Badger, won the competition and created the gorgeous gown for the “Skyfall” actress, Naomie Harris.
Photo Credit: Matthew Hinchcliffe (link)
Badger, born in Ghana, was mentored by the Legendary designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, through the creation of his design in her London-based studio.
The gown that Badger created was made from a certified organic silk crepe de chine. It was embroided with vintage glass beads from the 1920’s to the 1960’s as well as, wait for it, chocolate candy wrappers! Talk about re-using 😉 The zippers that were used, were standard reclaimed zippers. “The dying process employed golden rod and a renewable biodegradable natural plant source, a humble camomile, which is also used medicinally and for camomile tea. Since there were no water pollutants or chemicals used, any waste produced was transferred to a compost heap.” – source
Badger, “drew inspiration from one of nature’s most powerful forces, a volcano. By focusing on the appearance of lava as it ﬂows, Badger’s design celebrates our world’s natural splendor and serves to remind each of us of our role as its caretaker” – source
Tommy Crawford, Creative Director for Greenpeace International’s Global Detox Campaign said that “The gown created for this year’s Red Carpet Green Dress contest proves that even the most intricate design, subject to the highest levels of scrutiny, can be as sustainable as it is beautiful”.
For more information on Michael Badger, Naomie Harris’ dress and Red Carpet Green Dress – check out their website here
What are your thoughts on the dress? I love it! I think part of the reason I love it so much is because I know it is eco-friendly – very Glam and Green ;)