Champions of Earth

 

In honor of Earth Day and the planet we inhabit, Models.com decided to reflect on a few of the industry’s most eco-friendly champions. These are the recognizable faces campaigning, not for customers, but for sustainability and environmental ethics, along with a simple compassion for Mother Nature. Forty-five years after the first Earth Day there is still much work to be done. Beneath the recent issues of social dissidence and global dilemmas, there is the simplest cause of them all–Earth! Here are few of fashion’s favorite sustainability advocates.



Photos from @giseleofficial
Gisele Bundchen, who recently retired from the runway, is an outspoken and longtime supporter of the environmental cause. She’s a UNEP ambassador amongst her many activism achievements and in 2014 the Rainforest Alliance added the Brazilan Super to its board of directors.

“Today is Earth Day! Let’s love, honor and take care of our beautiful Mother Earth. We are One. Our well being depends on how we take care of our planet. This is our home, the only one we have.”


 


photo from @angelalindvall
Angela Lindvall is another model passionate about environmental awareness. In 2001, she created the Collage Foundation targeting the youth to enact change and create a “green” impact.


 


Photo from KORA Organics
Former Victoria Secret Angel, Earth Hour global ambassador and creator of the earth-friendly organic skin care line Kora, Miranda Kerr proves she’s all about minding the environment while looking fresh.


 

 

Italian fashion designer Stefano Pilati of Ermenegildo Zegna donates five percent of net profits towards the Oasi Zegna initiative and has committed the luxury brand to going green and creating something more eco-conscious by using recycled yarns and natural materials. Fittingly, his AW 15 show took place in mock-forest equipped with lush greenery.



Photo from @ambervalletta
The actress and model icon Amber Valletta has been a long time activist, taking part in various earth-worthy causes and is a honorary board member to the Internation Fund for Animal Welfare.

“Happy Earth Day Everyday there is are a million reasons why we need to take care of our planet! Make Earth day everyday!”

 


 


Photo from @stellamccartney
Stella McCartney is a well-known proponent of sustainability in fashion, putting efforts to create practices that are responsible with transparent sourcing of materials. Her luxury brand carries a statement saying, “is our responsibility to do what we can to become a more sustainable company. We are responsible for the resources that we use and the impact that we have. We are always exploring new and innovative ways to become more sustainable.”

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