Emma Watson’s Fashion Statement – A Dress Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles


The green initiative is catching on, slowly but surely. You can see evidence of it all over if you look close enough. More and more, Americans are finding new ways to recycle and reuse old materials from pop bottles, to diapers, and everything in between. The general idea is to simply reuse the items and materials we have rather than making more, which tends to bode well for mother nature.

Among these methods we have renewable energy, electric cars, solar powered homes, and a plethora of other energy saving initiatives around the United States and around the world. We’ve come to expect these initiatives, but the one place we never really expect to see them is on the red carpet. In this particular case, at the Meg Gala.

Emma Watson Makes her Recycled Debut

Emma Watson has been known for making waves in the acting community, and she certainly made an impact during her tenure as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter novels, but one of her most impactful appearances was the Meg Gala Recently where she wore a dress made from recycled plastic bottles. We’re going to let that sink in for a moment. Yes, recycled plastic bottles. While it might sound like the world’s worst idea, it actually didn’t turn out too badly.

For a Cause

The Dress was created as part of the ’30 Wears Campaign’, spearheaded by Livia Firth. The idea was to create clothing that could be worn 30 times, and the dress was actually co-created with world famous fashion designer Calvin Klein. That’s two big names in one dress – does it really get better than that?

A closer look at the plastic dress reveals that the majority of it is indeed made from green materials. The zippers, for example are definitely made from recycled material with the inner bustier built from organic cotton. Additionally, the inner lining was crafted from organic silk. You can’t blame her, when you’re wearing a dress made from pop bottles you have to work in some comfort somewhere.

Modular Design

It’s not just a dress! It looks great as is, but Watson mentioned on Facebook that the trousers can be worn on their own, as can every other part of the garment. She does, in fact plan to wear it several more times, experimenting with the look as she goes along. It already looks pretty amazing as it stands, it’s going to be interesting to see what she does with it further down the line.

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