Emma Watson is continuing to help women struggling in poor countries...one fashion line at a time.
The Brown University student revealed last week that she received a special message from famed fashion designer Alberta Ferretti. "She wrote to me and said, 'I saw what you did with People Tree and I think it's a great idea and will you do something with me?'" Emma stated.
Like Alberta Ferretti, you also love what Emma has done with People Tree, a fair trade company. That means their clothing comes from under-developed countries and they pay extra to help women support themselves and overcome poverty.
JSYK reader Rachel commented, "I'm so gonna buy the line."
"Not only do these women have jobs, but they're earning the same amount as men -- there is gender equality," Emma has said in support of fair trade. "Then there is the day care center, and also a domestic violence program for the women who are being abused...you're essentially giving these people the opportunity to help themselves out of poverty and that's all they really want."
In June, one reader told us, "It's so awesome that her clothing is good for the environment AND helps out those who need it. If only we could get all the other designers to do that."
Alberta Ferretti must have been listening because the two will launch a new eco-conscious line just after Christmas. "We are doing an organic clothing range," the 20-year-old says. "I can't reveal the name yet but there will be more information about it soon." Visit our friends at teen.com for more details about the vibe of the line.
Good news: There could be more lines to come. Listen up, fashion labels everywhere. Emma said, "I will put it out there that I will work for anyone for free if they are prepared to make their clothing fair trade organic."
Tell Emma what you think about her mission to help women around the globe in the comments section below.