Award shows are known for glamour, not sustainability. This event is so eagerly awaited, respected, and highly visible that would undoubtedly provide an opportunity to inspire people to learn something accessible about the positive difference they can make refreshingly and excitingly. This is the reason why, more and more people, including celebrities, opted for a more eco-friendly living, and finally the red carpet is becoming a little more green too.
In this last edition of the Academies, some of the attendees decided to take a more planet-friendly approach to their looks and Marlee Matlin was our favorite activist. The youngest Academy Award winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in ‘Children of a lesser God’ wore a custom- made sustainable gown from Vivienne Westwood.
Representing Red Carpet Green Dress, a female-led organization that’s driving change in the fashion industry, the embellished dress was made with TENCEL™ Luxe filaments, incorporating an archival Westwood fabric and employing a zero-waste pattern-cutting system, with Swarovski detailing on the sleeves.
As a part of a collaboration last year, RCGD x TENCEL™ launched a range of eco-couture materials made from TENCEL™ branded materials. But what is TENCEL™?
Fibers and filaments used under the TENCEL™ brand are derived from certified and controlled sources following the stringent guidelines of the Lenzing Wood and Pulp Policy. Namely, TENCEL™ branded modal and lyocell fibers are produced via environmentally responsible production processes and are compostable and biodegradable, thus can fully revert back to nature.
Featuring botanic origin and biodegradable quality, TENCEL™ can enhance the breathability of fabrics and have a minimal static charge when used in fabrics. These fabrics are also gentle on skin with smooth, long-lasting softness, color vibrancy, and color retention features. They can be combined with a wide range of textile fibers to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of fabrics.