Garment making in Bangladesh an eye-opener, Watson says

Saturday, February 26, 2011

LONDON - “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson, who unveiled her third and final collection for ethical clothing brand People Tree, revealed that spending time in Bangladesh to watch the clothes being made was an eye-opener for her.

“The design process continued with me trying on each and every piece to get the fits just as I wanted them, and then I visited Bangladesh to see the clothing actually being made and meet the people making it. It was an incredible and life-changing experience - I really wish everyone had the chance to see the difference Fair Trade makes with their own eyes,” quoted her as saying.

“Fair trade fashion comes from the villages - and provides a real alternative to working in a garment factory and the harsh environment of living in a slum,” she added.

The new collection has a summer festival vibe, featuring floral and check-print tea dresses, denim hot pants and cotton waistcoats.

Watson, who is currently studying at Brown University in the US, will next design a range of eco-friendly clothes for fashion label Alberta Ferretti and was recently announced as the new face of Lancome cosmetics.

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