Golden Globe Winner Gina Rodriguez Will Represent Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress At The 87th Annual Academy Awards

Los Angeles, CA, February 4, 2014 – Golden Globe winning Actress Gina Rodriguez will have the honor of walking the red carpet at the 87th annual Academy Awards on February 22nd for Suzy Amis Cameron’s eco-fashion campaign, RCGD Global. The gown will be the vision of contest winner Manon Gabard, a fashion student at ESMOD-ISEM […]

RCGD Global on Charity Buzz

RCGD Global is live on Charity Buzz with a few exciting items for grabs from Fashion for Freedom and Naturepedic! Check it out here and be sure to get bidding, all items benefit MUSE School CA. Charitybuzz auctions access to the world’s biggest celebrities and brands to benefit amazing nonprofits.

RCGD Global launches

RCGD Global Opens 2015 Oscars Design Competition To Kickoff This Year’s Campaign

 

Los Angeles, CA, December 15, 2014 – Today Suzy Amis Cameron, founder of Red Carpet

Green Dress, opens this year’s campaign by inviting designers to enter the competition for a

chance to see their design worn on the red carpet at the 87th Annual Academy Awards® on

Sunday, February 22, 2015.

 

“The opening of the competition is always exciting, because it’s incredible to see the

different ways these promising designers approach the project and express themselves

through design,” explains Amis Cameron. “I’m also happy to announce we’ll be continuing

with the menswear category that we introduced last year.”

 

Designers who wish to enter must submit a sketch of a red carpet gown or a tuxedo, along

with an explanation of how their design would be made sustainably. Two winners will be

chosen and paired with established designers who will mentor them through the creation of

their designs. Last year, Alice Elia, a fashion student at ESMOD-ISEM in Paris, was the victor of the

women’s category and was thrilled to watch actress Olga Kurylenko saunter down the red

carpet in her design. The men’s category was won by New Zealand-based designer

Jomnarn Dul whose design was based on a silhouette she had created for a collaboration

between H Brothers, one of New Zealand’s most iconic menswear brands, and

EKOCYCLE, a partnership between will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kurylenko’s gown was made from 100% GOTS certified organic peace silk and 100%

GOTS certified organic silk. It was first hand-dyed with Sappanwood – a legume which

produces a reddish-colored dye and is sustainable due to its fast growth rate – then

overdyed with madder root to give it a deeper shade of red. Her shoes were a first time

collaboration between RCGD Global and Beyond Skin, a UK-based ethical

footware and fashion label. The vegan, faux suede, metallic-trimmed shoes are made from

Dinamica, a durable material made in Italy from 100% recycled bottle tops.

Lutz’s tuxedo jacket was 45% certified silk and 55% rPET (from post-waste recycled

plastic bottles). His pants were made of hemp and plant-dyed with logwood. The

waistcoat was made of hemp and 100-year-old spitalfield silk (from French Huguenots

who begin silk trade in London), and was dyed with marigold flowers. The tuxedo was

made under the mentorship of Prophetik designer Jeff Garner.

 

RCGD Global raises funds for MUSE School CA, the single beneficiary of the

campaign. MUSE School CA is a non-profit, educational organization in Calabasas,

California, dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to live consciously with

themselves, one another, and the planet. The deadline for entries is Monday, January 5th

2015 and the entry fee is $30 – proceeds raised through the campaign go towards

sponsoring children to attend MUSE School CA and MUSE Global.

 

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About RCGD Global:

 

RCGD Global is an internationally recognized design competition that connects

the worlds of fashion and sustainability. The campaign, entering its sixth year, was

conceived by Suzy Amis Cameron during the press tour for husband James Cameron’s film

Avatar. It challenges designers from around the world to create a gown or tuxedo made

from sustainable materials with the winning designs worn on the red carpet at the Academy

Awards by a surprise Hollywood actress and actor. All proceeds from the contest go

towards sponsoring children to attend MUSE School CA.

 

Media Contact:

Jason Trotter

Trotter Public Relations

jason@trotterpr.com

 

Samata Pattinson

Global Campaign Director

samata@redcarpetgreendress.com

RCGD Global

It is nearly that time again. We can’t believe how quickly time has flown as we prepare for yet another year of RCGD Global.The campaign will launch soon with menswear and womenswear categories so please stay tuned to all of our social media pages for that news – you can find links to those below. Meanwhile, […]

Coco Eco | Fred Segal | RCGD Global

Coco Eco celebrated EARTH ROCKS! at the iconic Fred Segal Melrose Avenue boutique. Fashion with a sustainable edge took a bow at the Ron Robinson boutique in Los Angeles June 25. It was a debut party for online eco-fashion mag Coco Eco, and a bunch of different looks for different lifestyles were represented. RCGD Global founder Suzy Amis Cameron was in attendance to support the launch whilst exhibiting dresses from throughout the years of the campaign. EARTH ROCKS! print issue is on stands now! Also in attendance were our partners, Previse Skincare, who are selling kits to help benefit MUSE SChool CA. Make sure you support us by picking up a kit here.

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Are We Connected?

We have so many exciting projects on the go – so make sure that you stay connected with us! Tweets by @RedCarpetGreenD RCGD Global | Promote your Page too  

Something exciting…coming soon!

  We have something exciting to share with you soon, and it is great. You can tell by the smile on the face of our gorgeous founder, Suzy Amis Cameron. Thank you for your ongoing support! If you need a little refresher about why we are doing this, check out this page. Also, to pledge […]

An incredible must watch piece

In this video, fashion designer Natalia Allen talks about the emerging market for sustainable fashion design and wearable high-technology fabrics. She speaks in-depth about sustainability and closed loop design in the clothing industry. Allen combines green tech and high tech to create ecofriendly styles using environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing processes. She is one of […]

Under the Stars Fundraising Gala for MUSE School

Saturday 26th April saw the Under The Stars fundraising gala for @MUSESchool CA, the non-profit educational organisation founded by Suzy Amis Cameron and Rebecca Amis. All funds raised, including those raised through RCGD Global, supports the Financial Aid Program and MUSE Speciality Programs: Seed to Table, MUSE Maker Space, Art, Music, Fashion, Falconry, and more. In […]

It’s Fashion Revolution Day

It’s Fashion Revolution Day and to support it we are wearing our clothes #insideout! On 24th April last year, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social and environmental catastrophes in our fashion supply chains continue. Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough. Together we […]

Suzy Amis Cameron featured in ‘Driving Fashion Forward’

Driving Fashion Forward shows model/actress Amber Valletta exploring the rapidly growing world of eco-fashion and the industry pioneers who are making a difference. We’re not just what we eat. We’re also what we wear. Host Amber Valletta explains how she got involved with the eco-fashion movement, then visits with some industry pioneers. Suzy Amis Cameron and […]

ITV’s This Morning Show features RCGD Global

This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is broadcast on ITV. The show airs live on weekdays featuring news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and more similar features. Posted by Samata on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 Lorraine showed exclusive content about the RCGD Global project and some […]

Celebrating 5 years of RCGD Global at Palihouse, Hollywood

On 27th February 2014 RCGD Global celebrated 5 years of sustainable fashion in Hollywood. Suzy Amis Cameron hosted an evening of cocktails, canapes and silent auction. The event was sponsored by Lux & Eco, Previse SkinCare, Veev, Haute Chefs and more. In attendance at the celebration were Suzy Amis Cameron, James Cameron, Kellan Lutz, Naomie Harris, Amber Valletta, Rebecca Amis, Jeff King and more.

Funds raised through RCGD Global benefit MUSE School CA, a non-profit reggio-inspired school offering programs for early childhood through 5th grade. For full photo album check out our official Facebook page here.

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RED CARPET GREEN DRESS LAUNCH PARTY

As style fiends rub their hands in glee over this week’s pre-Oscar fashion parade, Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of James Cameron, took the opportunity Thursday night to relay an important message about the importance of sustainable clothing on the red carpet. On 27th February 2014 RCGD Global celebrated 5 years of sustainable fashion in Hollywood. […]

Kellan Lutz and Olga Kurylenko Hit The Oscar Carpet For Suzy Amis Cameron’s RCGD Global

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Los Angeles, CA, March 2, 2014 – Kellan Lutz and Olga Kurylenko have hit the red carpet at the 86th Annual Academy Awards® to help support the fifth year of Suzy Amis Cameron’s eco-fashion campaign, RCGD Global. Lutz wears the campaign’s first-ever tuxedo, which was designed by contest winner Jomnarn Dul from H Brothers, one of […]

A message from Suzy Amis Cameron

February 2013 Dear MUSE School CA Advocates, It is with great pleasure I share with you a significant fundraising initiative sponsored by our friends at Previse SkinCare. To help celebrate the fifth anniversary of RCGD Global we worked with Previse to curate an exclusive set of products. The series is called Red Carpet SkinRescue. Personalized […]

Thank you to the Entrants for 2014!

Dear Entrants of 2014, Thank you so very much for your patience. The winners of RCGD Global 2014 have been alerted and will be announced shortly through our website. This was the hardest decision and hence the reason this decision took such a long time. Thank you so much to every single person who entered. […]

Previse Skincare contest with RCGD Global

First look at the invite. Note location and RSVP redacted. The Previse #RCGD winner + guest will receive the final invite. Feeling good about your chances? Celebrating the fifth anniversary of RCGD Global, founder Suzy Amis Cameron has teamed up with Previse SkinCare on the February 1st launch of the Red Carpet SkinRescue Kit. To kickoff the […]

RCGD Global Auction

The RCGD Global auction is live! Bid for lunch with Naomie Harris, exclusive Titanic items or the opportunity to meet James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron on 27th February at an exclusive RCGD Global celebration in Los Angeles. The annual RCGD Global fundraising auction has launched! We are auctioning off some exclusive and exciting goodies, […]

RCGD Global Auction Goes Live

Our annual RCGD Global fundraising auction has launched! We will be auctioning off some exclusive and exciting goodies, all with the purpose of fundraising for MUSE School. Charitybuzz is the place to find extraordinary experiences and luxuries to benefit remarkable charities making an impact.

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The RCGD Global auction have launched! Up for grabs are a lunch date with Naomie Harris and Suzy Amis Cameron, a signed Titanic Vest and 4 tickets to a special Los Angeles celebration. You and 3 guests can join us for the RCGD Global 5th year celebration will now be held at a Private Estate in Hollywood in Los Angeles on 27th February 2014 hosted by Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron.

Bid now for 4 tickets to attend the exclusive event or to have lunch with two incredible women. Join Naomie Harris, the British actress best known for playing Miss Moneypenny in Skyfall and Selena in 28 Days Later, and most recently, Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Suzy Amis Cameron, Founder of RCGD Global and co-Founder of MUSE School, California for lunch in London or Los Angeles. Harris and Amis Cameron teamed up to support the RCGD project in 2013, with Harris taking to the red carpet at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in a sustainable gown. The project fundraises for MUSE School, CA.

Visit our Charity Buzz fundraising page here.

Vogue UK feature Suzy Amis Cameron

Vogue UK feature Suzy Amis Cameron

Suzy Amis Cameron is the mind behind RCGD Global – the initiative she launched in 2009 to promote sustainable red carpet fashion – and now it looks like the author and campaigner will turn designer herself.

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“I really want to find clothes that I can wear and am also at a place of desperation that is driving towards research and developing my own clothing line,” confesses Cameron who, until now, has worked more in an ambassadorial role herself, seeking out new design talent in the process. “When I founded RCGD Global, my aim was to wear one sustainable gown to the Avatar premier and make an important statement.” And the way she did that was by inviting budding designers to create something for her. The project has come on leaps and bounds since then – Samata Angel, pictured with Cameron here, was the winner in 2011 and now heads up the campaign along with Cameron.

“We wanted to give the winning designer the opportunity to work with an established fashion house to deliver a gown that would hold its own on the red carpet at the Oscars. Vivienne Westwood was a dream to work with and had a huge interest in sourcing sustainable fabrics,” she recollects.

Up next year is the addition of a menswear element to the competition, as well as a series of auctions.

Full original article here.

Thank you for the fantastic entries and Happy New Year

Dear entrants,

Happy New Year! Thank you for your fantastic entries – we have been sifting through them and will be updating you all very soon on when the winner will be announced. In the meanwhile we want to wish you all a Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014! It is sure to be an exciting year for all!

The team at RCGD Global

RCGD Global Extends Contest Deadline

Los Angeles, CA, November 11, 2013 – To accommodate designers in the Philippines who have been struggling, due to the typhoon, to finish entry materials by November 11th, campaign founder Suzy Amis Cameron has extended the contest deadline for all potential entrants to November 29th. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this tragedy. The […]

RCGD Global is now open!

Dear All, The day has finally come… RCGD Global is now OPEN! Share the news, get working on your entries and be in with a chance to see your creation worn on the red carpet at the 86th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles! Menswear and womenswear can be submitted this year which is an exciting […]

RCGD Global launches this Friday! Are you excited?

It is nearly time……. RCGD Global launches this Friday! Are you excited? Here is some key information…. Contest opens: Friday 11th October 2013 Contest closes: Monday 11th November 2013 Winning dress to be worn on the red carpet at the 86th Annual Academy Awards® in Los Angeles to be held on Sunday March 2, 2014. This year […]

RCGD Global 2014 is about to open!

Dear All, Last year Suzy Amis Cameron’s project RCGD Global turned heads on the red carpet, making People Magazine’s Best Dressed list and garnering press from across the world. This year we are only aiming to go bigger and better with a few exciting things up our sleeves! Are you excited? We are! RCGD Global […]

Dress Du Jour: Suzy Amis Cameron’s Eco-Fashion Shows in London

Fresh off actress Naomie Harris’ Oscar-night back, the activist and wife of James Cameron showed her organization’s 2013 handiwork in London this weekend. How does an aspiring designer score the opportunity to have his work constructed by Vivienne Westwood’s couture team, hand-embroidered by London’s legendary Royal School of Needlework and worn on the Oscar red carpet […]

Royal School of Needlework

See the stunning RCGD Global worn by Skyfall actress Naomie Harris at this year’s Oscars at the Open Day for the Royal School of Needlework, Saturday 25 May 10am to 4pm on the East Front of Hampton Court Palace. The Royal School of Needlework embroidered our dress with stunning goldwork embellishments. Tickets and further information can be found here.

Stylist April Steiner shares the secrets of Naomie’s Look

Stylist April Steiner, ‘…lover of fashion, friends, animals, life and love’ tells us how she created Naomie Harris’ stunning Oscars look! ” For Naomie’s look I wanted to keep her looking sophisticated but young and fresh… I chose her H Stern jewels based on color and shape…the bracelets color tied in the amber look of the […]

Thank you!

We thank so many people for supporting us! We have a full photo album of ‘Thanks’ on Facebook here.

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THANK YOU everyone including the following people:
Our Team
Penny Walsh – AO Textiles
Geoffrey Oak – Consultant / Couture for RCGD Global
Connie
Dame Vivienne Westwood
At Vivienne Westwood – Diane, Emer, Nina, Brigitte, Laura, Galina and Giordano
Lewis Perkins – Cradle to Cradle
Zem Joaquin – EcoFabulous
Christiana Wyly
The Academy:
Christina Kounelias
Ric Robertson
Toni Thompson
Sponsors:
Richard and Noelle Siegel
Emma Werner at Stella McCartney
Kelly Egarian at Stella McCartney
Inge and Ali Bongo
Fred Gassita, Joe Slavik, Andrea Slavik  and Robert Gataeu
CLASS Fabrics showroom in London
Fit model for our fittings provided by www.missfitmodels.com

About our dress!

Want to know more about what went into making our stunning dress?
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Well….the couture team at Vivienne Westwood worked tirelessly on this dress, putting in well over 120 hours. The dress was constructed in their gorgeous Battersea office. The hand embroidery by the Royal School Of Needlework was a huge part of the sustainable story – emphasising the importance of hand crafts over fast machine led fashion. The embroidery took over 500 hrs with a team of 22 including students working on the dress. Hand embroidery is an old art form which is very applicable to the modern fashion industry. One small embroidered ‘lava piece’ took up to 7 hours!

Our fabric is a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic silk crepe de chine. It was dyed using chamomille and golden rod. No chemicals were used and our colouring process has just received the Greenpeace international ‘Detox Fashion’ stamp of approval. Check out this fantastic article here about why they chose to support our dress!
Elements to the dress like zips and threads were reclaimed zips and we used an organic cotton thread for the embroidery.  The dress was embroidered with old vintage beads from the 20’s through to the 60’s and Westwood have also incorporated Chocolate wrappers. The embroidery was done by the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace and took over 700 hours! All of the embroidery can be taken off afterwards with relative ease.  Our beads are vintage – bringing in the ‘old’ concept – re-using not throwing away. All the beads are  glass  not plastic.
Impressive!

The Winning Design from Suzy Amis Cameron’s Eco-Fashion Campaign Red Carpet Green Dress Unveiled On The Oscar Red Carpet By Naomie Harris

The Winning Design from Suzy Amis Cameron’s Eco-Fashion Campaign RCGD Global Unveiled On The Oscar Red Carpet By Naomie Harris The Winning Design from Suzy Amis Cameron’s Eco-Fashion Campaign Red Carpet Green Dress Unveiled On The Oscar Red Carpet By Naomie Harris Photo Credit: Matthew Hinchcliffe Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 2013 – Bond Girl Naomie […]

We can not wait…can you?!

We are so excited for you to see the stunning dress that has been created for Naomie Harris to wear at the Oscars this year! Our dress has worked on by the talented team at the Royal School of Needlework and is simply, well…breath-taking. It has been designed by the talented Michael Badger – under the guidance of the Couture team at Vivienne Westwood. It is truly incredible and we cannot wait for you to see it and support us along the red carpet journey.

It is also one seriously green dress…dyed with plants known for their therapeutic properties – (can you guess which ones?) made from a fabric which is an organic GOTS certified organic silk Crepe De Chine and featuring some unique and beautiful vintage and recycled elements. Intrigued? You should be!

We have some great efforts running alongside the dress to support our project and to raise funds for the MUSE School, CA including this awesome Charity Buzz auction of goodies from the likes of Vivienne Westwood, James Cameron and Stella McCartney, across to a stunning eco-necklace we will be giving away next week through our social media here and here. We ask you to get involved and show your love!

RCGD Global

Xo

Amazing Auction – live NOW!

Charity Buzz is hosting a live auction for Suzy Amis Cameron’s RCGD Global with proceeds going to campaign beneficiary MUSE School CA.  The auction went live today, Wednesday, February 6 at 9:00am EST, and includes items form Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, and for one lucky bidder and 29 friends – a private screening of Avatar or Titanic in Los Angeles followed by a Q&A with James Cameron.
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RCGD Global is an international dress design contest founded by environmental advocate Suzy Amis Cameron. Going into its fourth year, the contest challenges designers around the world to create a fully sustainable couture gown which is worn on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. MUSE School CA is a non-profit, educational organization in Malibu Canyon, California, that is dedicated to empowering children to realize their full potential through academic excellence, personal responsibility, compassionate relations, global consciousness and environmental awareness.  MUSE School CA was founded by Amis Cameron and her sister, Rebecca Amis.

The auction is live through February 28th.  To view and bid on available items, please visit: charitybuzz.com/redcarpetgreendress

Bond Girl Naomie Harris Will Wear This Year’s Design For ‘RCGD Global’- Created By Competition Winner Michael Badger And Vivienne Westwood

Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 2013 – Suzy Amis Cameron, Founder of RCGD Global, and Samata Angel, Global Campaign Director, are thrilled to announce that Naomie Harris will wear this year’s winning design on the red carpet at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th.  “We are very excited to have Naomie aboard,” exclaims Amis Cameron.  “She’s a spirited, intelligent, gorgeous woman with a strong sense of moral responsibility, and I believe she will represent us well.”

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We have our winner! Thank you to everyone who entered

Dear All,

We are excited to announce that we have our winner for this year! Michael Badger, who is currently working toward a B.F.A. in fashion design at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia is the unanimous winner. Badger was the only entrant that all four of the judges, Suzy Amis Cameron – Founder of RCGD Global and co-founder of the MUSE School Ca, Zem Joaquin – Founder & CEO of Ecofabulous.com, Lewis Perkins – Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Dame Vivienne Westwood, all agreed on.

We understand that those of you who entered and did not win will be disappointed – please rest assured that the judges had an extremely tough struggle selecting the winner this year and it is not a job I envy them for. The calibre was so high this year – it just keeps getting better and it took them weeks to decide who the winner was. Each judge submitted a top 10 list of entrants and these were cross-populated. Michael was the only shared selection by all four judges making him the winner.

To all of the talented designers who entered this year please keep in touch with me about your exploits and stay tuned to the website as we will have some really fun projects launching this year which I would love to see you included in.

Many thanks for your support and for sharing your talents with us at RCGD Global!

Xo

Samata Angel

Global Campaign Director

Cradle to Cradle

We are working with the goal of designing the dress using the Cradle to Cradle design principles outlined in this video.  With guidance from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute we are seeking to meet that goal – this year and beyond.  It’s about being a part of a continuously improving journey to  toxic-free and eco-friendly fashion, designed never to go to landfill.  Take a look!

Message to RCGD Global 2013 entrants!

Dear Entrants

I wanted to drop you a message and thank you for entering RCGD Global. The judges are making their way through the entries and as soon as they have a winner we will let you know!

The standard of entries are so high this year so they are taking their time to look through all of the sketches to ensure the right winner is selected.

In the meanwhile please do let me know if you have any other enquiries on info@redcarpetgreendress.com or connect with me on twitter here:   @samataangel.

Many thanks!

Samata Angel

Global Campaign Director

Great entries!

Dear All,

Thank you to all the entrants for your wonderful entries! We had beautiful submissions from across the world including Ghana, USA, Canada, UK, China and Paraguay!

Our judges will be going over them now and selecting the winner.

GOOD LUCK and thank you for supporting our cause, the MUSE School, CA.

Samata

Deadline Extension out of respect for those affected by Sandy – 15th November 2012

Dear Entrants,
To accommodate designers in the USA, Cuba and Haiti who have been struggling, due to Hurricane Sandy, to finish materials by November 5th, Suzy Amis Cameron, RCGD Global Founder, and Samata Angel, Global Campaign Director, have decided to extend the deadline for all potential entrants to Thursday, November 15th.
Just off the heels of this devastating hurricane that was fueled by circumstances relating to climate change, there couldn’t be a more fitting time to amp up the conversation of sustainability as it relates to fashion.  “We want to ensure that everyone interested in entering this competition, where ever they are based, is given a fair chance at this fantastic, life-changing opportunity to make a statement on behalf of sustainable fashion,” proclaims Amis Cameron.  “And our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy.”
We hope you understand why we re doing this and support this decision.
Many thanks,
RCGD Global

Will it be you who’s going to work alongside of the legendary Vivienne Westwood? :)

The prestigious designer and long time environmental advocate Vivienne Westwood will be this year’s judge for the RCGD Global challenge. Westwood will participate in the process of choosing the winning designer. The winner will get to work with Westwood directly on the creation of the gown. The gown will be worn by a still unannounced actress at the 2013 Oscars.

“We are at war with our environment and our future is unsteady,” proclaims Westwood. “In order for a shift to occur we must make informed decisions to live more harmoniously with our planet, and I’ve joined RCGD Global because its message aligns with this idea.”

The contest closes November 5th, so you still have time to submit your design. Stay tuned to find out which celebrity will strut the winning design on the red carpet!

Source: styleandthestartup.com

RCGD Global design contest announces esteemed judge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RCGD Global Announces Vivienne Westwood As Judge And Mentor Los Angeles, CA, October 22, 2012 With great delight, Suzy Amis Cameron (above, right), Founder of RCGD Global has announced that Vivienne Westwood (above, center) will not only serve as a judge for this year’s competition but will also mentor the winning designer. […]

ECOUTERRE – VIVIENNE WESTWOOD TO JUDGE, MENTOR RED CARPET GREEN DRESS CONTEST

Need another reason to enter Suzy Amis Cameron’s “RCGD Global” competition? The annual talent search has recruited no less than Vivienne Westwood as a judge and mentor. The legendary British designer—and born-again “climate revolutionary”—will not only help choose a winning designer, but she’ll also work with him or her to bring the design to life for an as-yet-unnamed actress at the 85th Academy Awards in 2013. “We are at war with our environment and our future is unsteady,” Westwood says in a statement. “In order for a shift to occur we must make informed decisions to live more harmoniously with our planet, and I’ve joined RCGD Global because its message aligns with this idea.”

SEEING GREEN

Amis Cameron launched the competition in 2010 to find a gown to wear to the 82nd Academy Awards, where her husband, Avatar director James Cameron, was up for nine awards. Chief among her requirements was a look that combined both style and sustainability. Read more

Entries pouring in!

Hi guys,

I am so excited, the entries are pouring in from across the globe including from across the globe including Ghana, China and the USA. One of these amazing designs is going to be created under the guidance of Dame Vivienne Westwood herself. I even got an email from a talented little 11 year old, although she can not enter due to her age I will be sharing her entry with you later this month because she blew me away!

How exciting!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Samata xx

Some of the things to expect this year!

Dear All, I am so excited! We have just confirmed our exciting judging panel for the contest this year! Suzy Amis Cameron Wife of James Cameron, founder of RCGD Global and co-founder of the MUSE School Ca Zem Joaquin Founder & CEO of Ecofabulous.com Lewis Perkins, The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Our fourth […]

Missi Pyle – My RCGD Global experience

It was such an incredible honor for me to be involved with RCGD Global. Going to the Oscars for me, as an actress, has always been a life long dream. To be able to go this year being a part of an Oscar nominated movie in a socially conscious dress made it truly an experience […]

VIDEO: Fair Trade Fashion – More than just a fair price

This video is fantastic! It really helps to put the face to Fair Trade Fashion and highlight some of the great work that People Tree is doing. People Tree is the pioneer of Fair Trade and ecological fashion, making stylish clothing and accessories for women, men, children and babies. Our products are made to the highest Fair Trade and environmental standards from start to finish and consistently prove that it is possible to wear stylish, exciting and affordable fashion, at the same time as respecting people and planet.

Interview with Bridgett Luther, President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute™

Please tell us a little more about your role at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute™

I am President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute™. Our mission is to guide product manufacturers and designers in making safe and healthy things for our world.

RCGD Global believe that “a shift is needed to limit and eliminate the fashion industry’s negative impact on the environment.” We would like to help see a shift that maximizes the industry’s positive impact on health and the environment. At the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, we help companies move from doing “less bad” to doing “more good” by publicly scaling up a process that has been used privately by hundreds of companies over the years. Read more

ELLE MAGAZINE – Red Carpets, Green Dresses

There may have been only two eco-friendly dresses on the red carpet at last night’s Academy Awards, but that’s two more than in year’s past.  Two women on opposite sides of the Atlantic, Suzy Amis Cameron in LA and Livia Firth in London, are working to make the red carpet a platform for environmentally aware […]

GMA NEWS – Eco-friendly gown for ‘The Artist’ actress

Missy Pyle of “The Artist” turned out in an eco-friendly, flowing blue gown that won the third annual sustainable couture competition known as the “RCGD Global” in the hopes that “more actresses will grace the red carpet in eco-friendly gowns.” She said her gown, designed by Valentina Delfino was made from silkworms. She is the […]

KPCC – Just how green was the Oscars red carpet?

During the week leading up to the 84th annual Academy Awards (which appear to have been watched by more people than last year’s telecast), the Hollywood community made a concerted effort to keep things as environmentally friendly as possible. From a range of eco-friendly events to Livia Firth’s much-discussed Green Carpet Challenge, this year’s Oscar […]

Missi Pyle wears RCGD Global gown to Oscars

Actress Missi Pyle had two wins at the Oscars last night: an Academy Award for Best Picture winner, ‘The Artist’, and her stunning gown, which was made entirely of sustainable materials as part of the RCGD Global contest. “It was such an honor to wear this dress – to be on a carpet that’s all […]

LA TIMES – Oscars 2012: Redefining glamour on the red carpet

Academy Awards viewers will be seeing green as ‘The Artist’ actress Missi Pyle walks the red carpet in an eco-friendly dress from RCGD Global. Despite a growing embrace of environmentalism among many designers, so-called sustainable fashion continues to conjure notions of burlap. Awards show commentators rarely use the term — elegance just isn’t synonymous with […]