She is young. She is smart. She is an avid reader. She is an activist. She is a feminist. She is eco-feminist. She is Emma Watson.

The Beauty and Beast star (published in 2017) took her fame to ‘speak up’ about fashion and feminism at Met Gala 2016 where she wore a recycled gown to the event held annually by Metropolitan Museum Art.

The theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. 

The black and white dress, was made of 100 percent recycled plastic bottles of Newlife yarn. It was created by Watson, Calvin Klein, and Eco-Age, a company that helps businesses introduce sustainable solutions.


On her recent interview with CNN, Emma pointed out that fashion is a feminist issue considering most factories exploit female workers. I totally agree! Also, on the fact that plastic is the most destructive waste on the planet. See, you don’t have to look haggard for wearing ethical and environmentally friendly red carpet gown like Emma. Well, you don’t have to be Emma to start anyway. You just start with smart choice of fashion. [Fidelis E. Satriastanti]