WOW, JUST WOW!
During October 2019 we launched our #GreenCarpetWales challenge to attendees of the BAFTA Cymru awards during October. The challenge was inspired by those taking place around the globe, such as the Oscars RedCarpetGreenDress, which challenge celebrities to make more ethical and environmentally friendly choices when gracing the red carpets. During the run up we had the support of many nominees including best actor nominees Michael Sheen (see below) and Rhys Matthews.
On the night many nominees, BAFTA presenters and guests came to talk to us on the red carpet about their sustainable outfits such as Huw Stephens, Celyn Jones, Ruth Jones, and Jodie Whittaker to name a few. I have attached an image of some of the people who took up our challenge at the BAFTA Cymru Awards.
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Click the below image for a great summary of the event by Eleni from FoECymru:
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SustFashWales and Friends of the Earth Cymru would like to take inspiration from around the world such as RedCarpetGreenDress & the GreenCarpetChallenge to challenge the nominees, organisers and guests of any red carpet event here in Wales green! Within a few hours of launching the campaign we had the incredible Michael Sheen on board with the challenge AND also encouraging other BAFTA Cymru nominees to sign up too!
— michael sheen (@michaelsheen) September 6, 2019
We would love to see all nominees, organisers and guests of any Welsh red carpet event, such as BAFTA Cymru 2019 and Welsh Music Prize, wearing gowns, suits, partial outfits or even just accessories that show how they are aiming to address the environmental and social issues of the fashion industry. Whether they wear something vintage, something second hand or wear something made using entirely sustainable materials by one of the incredible sustainable fashion designers from within Wales (check out the SustFashWales database for more info). We want all red carpet events in Wales to honour the environment and make socially responsible fashion choices, while also celebrating the incredible (screen, sound and stitching) talent we have here in Wales!
Here are some tips to achieve just that…
Also check out this page for details of sustainable suits from further afield: