Los Angeles, CA February 27, 2016 RCGD Global, sponsored by Earth Friendly Products, has confirmed acclaimed actress Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones, X Men Apocalypse), and actress Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Zero Theorem) to walk the red carpet at the 88th Annual Academy Awards® in support of the seventh year of Suzy Amis Cameron’s eco fashion campaign. Supported by global fashion brand Vivienne Westwood, Lily Cole will be wearing a couture gown designed by the fashion house, Sophie Turner will be wearing an ethically made gown from Galvan.
Of the partnership, Suzy Amis Cameron states “As sustainable fashion becomes more urgent, RCGD Global is honored to partner with two rising stars, Sophie Turner and Lily Cole, showcasing that fashion can be humane, environmentally friendly, and absolutely stunning. We’re also thrilled and honored that the formidable Vivienne Westwood and her team are once again behind the scenes working fashion magic with us.”
This year’s student competition element to the campaign offers an internship, and is being held on the RCGD Global website in collaboration with Vivienne Westwood’s London based fashion house. Vivienne Westwood’s Head of Couture, Brigitte Stepputtis, will be choosing one winner from the worldwide contest, running from February 27th to March 15th, 2016, and open to anyone over the age of 18. Entrants must submit their resume, sketches from their portfolio and to answer a brief question from Vivienne Westwood on the RCGD Global website. All applicants must submit a $50.00 entrance fee, all of which will go directly to the Los Angeles based MUSE School CA, the non profit Amis Cameron co founded with her sister, Rebecca Amis.
Along with this internship of a lifetime, the winner will receive five one hour Skype mentorship sessions with the author of Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, designer, and RCGD Global Campaign Director Samata Pattinson, as well as a face to face meeting with RCGD Global founder, Suzy Amis Cameron. This year RCGD Global’ title sponsor is Earth Friendly Products, maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent. Also, sponsoring the campaign is OKAPI.
About RCGD Global: RCGD Global is an internationally recognized organization that combines the worlds of fashion and sustainability. Currently in its seventh year, the campaign was conceived by Suzy Amis Cameron during the press tour for husband James Cameron’s film Avatar. Her hope was to draw attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion. It challenges designers from around the world to think about fashion in an eco friendly platform. The campaign also raises funds for MUSE School CA, a non profit educational organization that Amis Cameron cofounded in Malibu Canyon.
About Vivienne Westwood: Vivienne Westwood began designing in 1971, and by the end of the 1970s, she was already considered a symbol of the British avantgarde. For Autumn/Winter 1981, Westwood showed her first catwalk presentation in London. In 1986, a radical change of direction moved Westwood away from street style and youth culture as she adopted more traditional Savile Row tailoring techniques. Since then, Westwood has received numerous accolades, continues to show in Paris, Milan and London, and is one of the most influential fashion designers in the world today. She uses the medium of her shows to talk about culture and politics, more specifically about the urgent need to act against climate change.
About Galvan: A desire for a new kind of evening wear – modern, clean, cool – lies at the heart of Galvan. Founded in 2014, the London based ready-to-wear brand is the brainchild of four women from the worlds of fashion and contemporary art: AnnaChristin Haas, Sola Harrison, Katherine Holmgren and Carolyn Hodler. Since its launch Galvan has quickly grown to become a favorite with celebrities, such as Sienna Miller and Jennifer Lawrence, and is sold through over 40 leading department stores and boutiques worldwide including Opening Ceremony, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus.
About Earth Friendly Products: Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products is the maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent, Baby ECOS™ cleaners and over 200 other environmentally friendly cleaners that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-derived ingredients, ECOS™ cleaning products are thoughtfully sourced, free of formaldehyde and dyes, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, and never tested on animals.All Earth Friendly Products facilities are Zero Waste Platinum certified, diverting over 95% of their waste from landfills. ECOS™ cleaning products are available at selected major retailers throughout the U.S. and in over 60 countries. Learn more at www.ecos.com.
About MUSE School: Founded in 2006 by Suzy Amis Cameron and Rebecca Amis, MUSE School CA’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to live consciously with themselves, one another, and the planet. Through individual and passion based learning, MUSE students achieve academic excellence, learn self efficacy, exercise sustainability, and become compassionate global champions. As one of the greenest schools in the United States, MUSE supports spontaneous learning on both its campuses, enticing students from Early Childhood through High School to explore, create, discover and reflect. Online at www.museschool.org or on Twitter @MUSESchoolCA.