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Madrid, Nov 20. . .- Sustainable fashion is no longer a matter of “hippies” or romantics, but a way of life, an environmental emergency, very present in actors, singers, models and members of the royalty like Carlos de Inglaterra, who has just launch your own eco fashion collection.
Defender of the environment and a passionate about the textile universe, Carlos de Inglaterra, has made his debut in the sustainable fashion sector with a collection of 18 pieces: 10 for women and 8 for men, created by Italian students and made in Scotland by British artisans.
The solidarity association chaired by Prince Charles, The Prince’s Foundation, has teamed up with the fashion portal Yoox Net-A-Porter to launch this fashion collection that unites luxury with sustainable development.
The garments in this capsule collection, inspired by the work of Leonardo da Vinci, are designed to remain in the closet for many years. Its price ranges from 425 euros ($ 504) for a cashmere sweater to 1,395 euros ($ 1,655) for a wool coat.
Made of cashmere and Scottish wool and Italian organic silk, the garments allow “rediscovering the importance that nature plays and knowing the origin of natural materials. This point of view of making and throwing is crazy”, statements that are collected in the Instagram profile of Clarence House, the official residence of Charles of England and his wife, Camilla Parker, in London.
The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth, in 1980, acquired some land in Highgrove, known for the green farm, where she started an organic farming project, where she opted to grow local seeds to guarantee the survival of centuries-old species and also developed organic food, under the name “Duchy Originals”.
In an interview with Vogue that he gave on the occasion of the launch of his collection, the Prince of Wales said: “I do not like to throw anything away, I like things to last as long as possible. That is why I ask that my shoes be fixed, I adjust my clothes … They even put a patch on me, if necessary. “
An idea that the actress Emma Watson joins, who from her website “Feel Good Style” supports slow fashion and natural beauty. For the protagonist of “Beauty and the Beast” (2017) – also an Ambassador for UN Women – promoting fair fashion and ethical standards is something that is very much in line with her personal values.
For many years, Watson has been very involved in raising awareness of environmentally friendly fashion and crafts: together with the British brand “People Tree” it has participated in collections of organic clothing, and with the designer Alberta Ferretti to produce a ecological range called “Pure Threads”.
Actors, singers and models use their popularity to promote great causes, create foundations or provide support, is the case of the “top” Christy Turlington who does her bit with the creation of a series “Subprocesos: Driving fashion” , ten chapters in which he strives to explain the importance of slow fashion and the need for fair wages and human rights.
Robin Wright founded with her friend, the designer Karen Fowler, “Pour Les Femmes”, an artisan and socially conscious firm that was born with the vocation of donating a large part of the billings to various organizations that support Congolese victims of violence.
An expert in the respectful lifestyle with the planet, Gwyneth Paltrow is also committed to slow fashion and has partnered with the company “Amour Vert” to create a line of eco-fashion shirts that are made from organic fabrics, dyed with natural dyes.
It is not the first time that the protagonist of “Shakespeare in love” (1998) defends sustainable fashion, she has also collaborated with the designer Stella McCartney, a pioneer in slow fashion within luxury.
The actor Antonio Banderas, promise of fashion design, trained at the prestigious Central Saint Martins school in London, has taken the first step in this new journey with the clear objective of preserving the environment.