Kristin Bauer van Straten to Judge Fur Free Fashion Competition

March 13, 2011 by  

Sustainable and Friendly Fashion

Kristin Bauer Van Straten as PamWe’ve all heard of fashion designers being protested against for the use of fur in their designs. But times have changed and now there is a heavy emphasis on environmental awareness or being green. Fashion is no exception with many designers now getting into the habit of using more sustainable fabrics like silk to create fabulous designs.  But what about green and animal friendly fashion? That’s where Born Free USA and Environmental Magazine’s (E! Magazine) 3rd annual Fur Free Fashion Competition comes in. And who better to judge it than a fashion diva?

Kristin Bauer van Straten who plays the stylishly undead Pamela De Beaufort on HBO’s True Blood will be serving as a judge for the competition. She announced the news via Facebook saying that her vampire counterpart would be judging the fashion:

“Guess who’s a judge this year? Pam! I mean, me, Kristin.”

 Kristin has famously used her celebrity for good; harnessing social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter as well her own website to raise awareness for animal rights and environmental conservation issues. So there couldn’t be a more perfect choice! When asked about why she was so passionate about animal rights and the environment, Kristin had this to say:

“[Nature and animals] have always given selflessly to me, so much more than I could have ever dreamed or given back. Mother nature is the greatest and most magical artist I have ever seen.” 

Joining Kristin as judges are actress Julia Barr, E! Magazine editor Brita Belli, actress Rachelle Carson-Begley, designer Elizabeth Emanuel, and Green Award judge Summer Rayne-Oakes.

Independent designers who are interested in entering the competition can check out the official rules here. The deadline is April 15th.

What are your thoughts on environmentally conscious and animal friendly fashion truebies?

Sources:  Born Free USA– “3rd Annual Fur Free Fashion Competition”
Facebook- the van Stratens

(Image Credit: HBO, Inc.)