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Emma Watson's Met Gala Dress is Made from Sustainably Repurposed Waste

 - May 5, 2016
References: explorelvinklein & mymodernmet
Emma Watson made quite the sustainable fashion statement with her MET Gala dress that was creatively made from repurposed plastic waste in a collaborative project between designer Calvin Klein and Eco-Age. The dress was fashioned out of recycled plastic bottles to create three different textiles as well as the accessories found in the elegant ball gown specially made for the Manus X Machina: Future in the Age of Technology themed event.

The elegant couture dress was engineered with materials that were bespoke, environmentally friendly and sustainable using organic textiles and recycled plastic. Watson describes her recycled fashion choice as, "My gown for the #‎MetGala‬ proves the power that creativity, technology and fashion can have by working together."

Thanks to the wide scale popularity and televising of the MET Gala, Watson's sustainable dress draws attention to using sustainable materials in fashion.