Fashion is a feminist issue: Emma Watson

Published: December 1, 2015
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The actress says she became a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador partly through her interest in fair-trade fashion.
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The actress says she became a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador partly through her interest in fair-trade fashion. PHOTO: FILE

Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame has established herself as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and is known for being vocal about feminism.

After delivering a rousing speech for United Nation’s He for She Campaign last year, the 25-year-old star is back as the voice for feminism in the world of fashion.

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In a recent interview with Porter magazine, Emma spoke her heart out about how “fashion is a feminist issue”.

“I think using fashion as a means of expression is brilliant. One of the ways I became a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador was through my interest in fair-trade fashion,” she was quoted as saying, reports Who What Wear.

“Because so many women design and make the clothes we wear, it’s primarily the working conditions of women that are affected by the decisions we make, so fashion is a feminist issue,” she added.

Emma, who is among the magazine’s 100 Incredible Women list, also spoke about how she has started to feel comfortable in her own skin by wearing clothes that make her feel good instead of thinking about how she looks.

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“When I was younger I remember being told ‘no pain no gain’, but recently my willingness to wear something that makes me freezing cold or that I can’t walk in has changed,” she said, reports The Huffington Post.

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“I want to feel fabulous and comfortable and sexy and strong and beautiful. And if it’s making you uncomfortable, don’t do it.”

“It’s so sad if you need to go home just because you need to sit down! Moving forward, I’m prioritising just feeling awesome,” the actress added.

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