At our Sustainable Design Awards in NY on Monday, there were two notable fashion statements made, both by presenters. Actress Maggie Grace looked stunning in a blue cocktail dress by Oliver Tolentino. We're big fans of Oliver for creating beautiful dresses with non-toxic dyes and eco-friendly fabrics, and we have featured his designs at our Gorgeous & Green Gala in San Francisco and Pre-Oscar Party in Hollywood. Maggie's dress for the NY event is made with fabric woven from abaca and pineapple leaf fibers.
Next up: an accessory with a purpose. Designer Donna Karan presented the award for Industrial Design to Greif for the PackH20 water backpack, which is designed to help people throughout the world access clean water. Karan came on stage wearing the pack.