Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Going GREEN At the Oscars - 2013

Skyfall actress, Naomie Harris, wore a stunning dress to the Oscars last Sunday night. It was hand embroidered by embroiderers based at Hampton Court Palace, London, England. According to the news from the embroidery guild, more than 600 hours were spent making this dress. Read more about it here and here.

This dress won the Red Carpet Green Dress contest .

'The dress was made of a Global Organic Textile Standard certified organic silk crepe de chine, embroidered with vintage glass beads and chocolate candy wrappers, and dyed with golden rod and humble camomile, a renewable and biodegradable plant source. No water pollutants or chemicals were used, and the Royal School of Needlework in the UK spent a total of 680 hours hand-embroidering the gown with organic cotton thread. Not using machine-embroidery significantly reduced the dress’ carbon footprint, which is the amount of greenhouse gases emitted during its production.'

Rather stunning, wouldn't you say!

Naomie Harris wearing Michael Badger's design - 2013 Oscars


  1. Wow! Would never have known that! Thank you! Story is amazing!

    1. I came across it by chance. I hope you looked at the group of photos in one of the links, showing the embroidery up close. Amazing! I visited Hampton Court Palace in 2008 while on a textile tour.