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Five famous English designers were asked to create sustainable dresses for The Green Carpet Challenge, and since Emma Watson is known to be an eco queen, she was picked to showcase the designs. The actress covers The Edit, and she looks glam in each of the five dresses that were made for the occasion, and will be sold exclusively on net-a-porter.com: Christopher Kane, Victoria Beckham, Erdem, Burberry Prorsum and Roland Mouret. “I have to go all in. I just want things to be perfect. If I’m going to put my name on it, I want it to be something I love,” the former Hermione told the magazine when she showed up for the photo shoot. And you can tell that she gave her best for it – the photos are spotless. Fair trade in fashion is a topic of interest for her, as she studied it in uni. Even though she was on the red carpet since age 11 – at which time she would raid her mom's and grandmother's closets for dresses – Watson has always felt that there's weren't enough eco-conscious designs to choose from. And while she's willing to sacrifice her comfort for red carpet events, the 23 year old says not the same is true in her everyday style: she takes comfort before anything else.
Some of you may remember that in 2010, Watson collaborated with fair trade brand People Tree, designing their first collection. One year later, she did a capsule collection for Alberta Ferretti, in the same sustainable manner. “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 speciality 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?” the Bling Ring actress says.