Yes the interview is in Italian. I don't speak the language, so this is a rough google translation:
The young princess has a green heart. And Monaco began a new battle to save the planet. After the founding of her uncle Albert, here is the newspaper of his niece, Charlotte Casiraghi. It's called "Ever Manifesto", 20 pages on the theme of ecology applied to the creative disciplines.
At present the first number is the same Charlotte (tomorrow), Biella. Guest of the event "CittadellarteFashion. Ethical Sustainable Bio Trend, "sponsored by Michelangelo Pistoletto and director of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani. An event which, with the creations of 11 designers selected emerging internationally, explores the contamination of art and fashion to develop a new model for sustainable and ethical. A few trifles, then, and a lot of research.
The twenty-three year old Charlotte, voted style icon in the media - along with Charlotte Gainsburg and Beatrice Borromeo - is distancing herself from the tabloid gossip that portrays her at parties in designer clothes next to her boyfriend Alex Dellal, and comes to fashion, her great passion.
But in terms of social responsibilities
. "I like nice clothes like all women, because they make you feel attractive. This sector, however, beyond aesthetics has other values, to be seen protecting the eco system. Stella McCartney, fashion designer, is familiar with the problem, and she helped me a lot in my project. "
What is this?
"I'm not perfect and am not an expert on the subject, but I try, in my small way, to convey a message that will encourage people to reflect on environmental protection. And I do it through "Ever Manifesto", not a newspaper at a fixed date, but a free publication that speaks in the first issue of the relationship between ecology and fashion, highlighting inappropriate aspects the industry. Three thousand copies will be distributed at strategic points. During the fashion shows in Paris and Corso Como in Milan and 10. But in a few days it will also be on line (Contact Support
). I came with two friends, the photo editor Alexia Niedzielski and advertising Elizabeth Von Guttman.
Who is funding the project?
"This time, Loro Piana, then we'll see. It will be released in tandem with major events related to fashion, design and architecture. Depending on the theme, writing experts and famous journalists. The goal is to raise awareness among companies. Many big brands have lost customers due to exploiting minors. It was inevitable. Even the return of 'image depends on the accuracy with which you work. "
She has a degree in philosophy, but is interested in the print world. A choice against the current. How did this passion?
"I do not want to be a journalist, but I love publishing. I did a stage in Paris by Pierre Laffont, then in London to prepare the Independent newspaper. I like reading and I like to organize a newspaper. But I have not clear ideas on the craft that will. "
She also wrote about her "Manifesto Ever"
"Yes, I interviewed Franca Sozzani on how fashion should reorganize the production cycle in an ecological. But I also wrote for other magazines in England. In one of my recent articles I explained why the complaint-jeans are the garment where the most pollution is. "
Li was removed from her wardrobe?
"No, but I'm careful what I buy. I choose organic cotton and those treated with non-toxic dyes.
Today ecology is very popular, as evidenced by the continual references to the environment by the U.S. president Barack Obama. When did you become passionate about the topic?
"I've always lived in the country, with the green and the animals, going horse riding from a young age. I am following with interest the example of my uncle, although he is not so far participated in the initiatives. There were many facts about current events that impressed me convincing myself to take care of ecology. One of these is the pollution of the Mediterranean, destroyed by overfishing and the invasion of jellyfish. "
She lives in Paris and London, but she also Milan, how would these three cities?
"Paris seems to me a clean city. England in general is more sensitive to ecological issues. There are many organic shops, people live with more awareness on the subject. Milan is in order. Italy, after the scandal of waste in Naples, a problem that I have followed with particular attention in the newspapers, is showing a greater involvement on environmental issues. "
Resulting in daily life as her respect for ecology?
"I walk a lot, I take the train over the plane. I like eating and cooking, but opt for seasonal and local foods. I'm not vegetarian, but I try to eat little meat. In short, I strive with common sense to limit the damage caused in recent years by the wicked waste, from a lifestyle that is detrimental to all of us and the world in which we live. "
The vintage is part of its eco-friendly philosophy?
"Here I am, I own a lot of old heads and use them. Recycling is another important point to defend and get better. "