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Designing Change: Red Carpet, Green Dress

Suzy Amis Cameron's ethical fashion initiative Red Carpet, Green Dress is intended to raise awareness about the global impact of the fashion industry on people and the planet through a design competition. The winning designs are donned on the Oscars' red carpet by ambassadors which have included actresses such as Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Skyfall), Gina Rodriguez (Filly Brown, Jane the Virgin), and Missi Pyle (Gone Girl, The Artist).

This short film, Designing Change directed by Brandon Hickman, follows the campaign from its inception with the Avatar press run in 2009 through to the recent Oscars ceremony in 2016, which saw Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner and actress Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Snow White and the Huntsman) walk the red carpet as ambassadors.

Commenting on the film, Cameron told Ecouterre, “Caring for the environment informs every facet of my life, from what I feed my family to what I wear every day. That’s why the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign is so personal: it’s a mission to put sustainable fashion on the red carpet and shine a light on the devastating impact of the fashion industry on people and the planet.”

“In Designing Change, we share highlights from the last seven years—both the struggles and gorgeous outcomes and dresses—including the designers, students, and actresses who we’ve had the honor of working with along the way. I’m so proud to be a part of the elegant and meaningful collaboration that is Red Carpet Green Dress.”

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