Emma Watson Round Up!

Apr 01, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz

Media, Videos, Watson, Watson Interviews

Emma Watson is nearing the end of promotion for Beauty and the Beast, and has managed to continue to contribute to her feminist book club (Our Shared Shelf) whilst on the road – she’s certainly an inspiration! Catch up with her whereabouts below:

The other day TeenVogue.com reported on the sustainability of Emma Watson’s costumes in Beauty and the Beast. Emma’s press tour Instagram account posted in detail about her costume during the ‘Something There’ number.

Belle’s red dress and cape in @beautyandthebeast was a special ethical costume that we put together with @ecoage, Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran and @disney ?? The cape was made from upcycled, traditionally woven British Jacob’s wool from around 1970, bought at a vintage fair. The fabric was overdyed using natural dyes, and the lining was made from paperlike Tussah silk. The jacket was made using hand-woven linen from the 1960s sourced from eBay, overdyed using low impact dyes. The fabric was from an old school project and was hand woven in the UK, and came with original labels and dates of manufacture. The blue and red stripe lining was sourced from a wonderful Indian supplier, who hand weaved and herbal dyed this GOTS certified organic cotton. The apron was made from a GOTS certified organic linen. The pattern was hand painted by London based artist Oliver Kilby, who also hand painted accessories for Belle’s other costumes. The off-white Peace Silk taffeta for the top skirt is Fair Trade certified and produced by a small hand-weaving unit in Cambodia. The edge facing fabric was made of the same silk, naturally dyed with madder, and printed using a hand block technique. The main GOTS certified organic cotton for the underskirt is overdyed with low impact dyes. The hide for the boots was produced using the most advanced environmentally respectful techniques such as chrome-free tanning, and solvent-free finishing. The front panel of the bodice was made from hand woven nettle, local communities harvest wild nettles in altitudes ranging from 1200m to 3000m, processing the fibres using traditional methods. The brown and beige stockings are made from organic cotton and hemp, a fibre which can be grown without pesticides or herbicides.

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Aside from promoting Beauty and the Beast, Emma’s been busy continuing the fight for equality. This week she conducted an interview with the author of The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler for ElleUK.com. It runs for a few days, discussing everything from Trump in America, Women’s rights and Ensler’s campaign against violence against women:  

@oursharedshelf’s Jan & Feb book is #TheVaginaMonologues by Eve Ensler   A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on

You can read part one and part two, with parts three and four posted soon! Follow Emma’s book club here: Our Shared Shelf.

Perhaps the cutest news of the day is Emma getting interviewed by a wee Belle and Beast, two children named Olivia and Ted!  Emma posted it on Twitter, and for such a good reason.

It’s just too cute:



Emma talks excitedly about how Belle was her favourite princess growing up, and she said it was a “childhood dream come true”. Olivia must’ve thought it was a dream come true as well, and Dan Stevens admired Ted’s costume, “I’m very jealous. I never got to wear anything like that.”

Let us know what you thought of Beauty and the Beast in the comments!

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