Stella McCartney: Eco-Friendly

Stella McCartney has always been a friend to the Earth. Her entire brand has been vegan ever since she launched it in 2001, she’s partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network in the past, and has always made the extra effort to use alternative, eco-friendly materials in her products.

Now, the designer has partnered with the organization Parley for the Oceans, which aids in reducing ocean waste. Every year, approximately 4.8-12.7 million metric tons of plastic waste finds its way into the ocean, in turn wreaking havoc on the ocean and its marine life. To combat this, Stella McCartney is working with Parley to introduce Ocean Fabric to her line. This fabric is made of pollution recovered from the ocean, such as old fishing nets and bottles.

McCartney has worked with Parley in the past, for her Adidas by Stella collection that was made of Ocean Fabric. Since each pair of shoes was made from fabric produced by eleven plastic bottles, it’s obvious that McCartney will make an even greater impact by using this fabric in her clothing line. We’re excited to see what she puts out later in the year, and so happy that she’s taking steps to clean up our oceans!

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  • Kristen is currently a rising junior at Emerson College in Boston, majoring in Writing, Literature, and Publishing, and minoring in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She's originally from Long Island, but loves being in the city environment, be it Manhattan or Boston, where there's tons of constant activity and inspiration. She loves fashion and beauty almost as much as she loves writing about it, and is happiest when she's surrounded by friends. She doesn't know much about where she'll be in the future, but she hopes to be working in the fashion industry surrounded by people she loves and lots and lots of clothes.