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Stella McCartney launches Green Carpet Challenge collection

Taking Livia Firth's sustainable fashion campaign in stride, the British designer makes new clothes with leftover fabric

By Andrea Tim | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Stella's Green line
Photo: (L-R) Livia Firth and Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney has always been committed to environmentally friendly materials and practices when she designs and manufactures clothes, so it's no surprise that she continues to rally for Livia Firth's Green Carpet Challenge campaign.

Unveiling her latest collection for the cause, the designer's pieces have an interesting twist; while some of the pieces were made from organic or sustainable materials, some of the eveningwear pieces were made from leftover fabric from her studio.

"The problem with luxury fashion is that it's so isolated. There's hundreds of thousands of metres of fabric that's left over from [designer] collections and it just gets destroyed and I cannot get my head around it," she said.

Stella is obviously not one to waste. "Let's recycle previous collections," she urged fellow-designers. "The lovely thing about it is that it's a kind of limited-edition, so when we run out of the material that will be it."


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