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Nikki Reed Gets Passionate About Sustainable Fashion & Launches New Purse Line

Nikki Reed Gets Passionate About Sustainable Fashion & Launches New Purse Line

Nikki Reed grins as she shows off her Freedom of Animals line of purses at Bloomingdale’s Soho on Saturday afternoon (October 10) in New York City.

The 27-year-old actress was joined by her husband Ian Somerhalder and the brand’s founder Morgan Bogle as she launched her new line of ethical bags made of recycled plastic, made in the United States.

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Nikki took to her Instagram before the event to talk about her passion for creating fashion products that are sustainable and ethical.

“We all search to find that SOMETHING: our place on this planet, our purpose, what inspires us and those who we inspire. I want to share my SOMETHING with all of you. My new bag line with Freedom Of Animals, made of recycled plastic, is a step in a direction that will soon be the only direction. The divide in fashion between what is ethical and what is fashion forward will no longer exist as we are forced to face the reality ahead. These bags are made in the United States from post-consumer polyurethane, to make a faux suede leather unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. This is the future: sustainable ethical fashion that supports conservation efforts, made locally,” she explained.

Nikki went on to speak about making a difference, whether it is big or small, and moving towards a more ethical fashion industry. You can read her whole statement here.

FYI: Nikki is wearing an IRO top and shorts with Tamara Mellon shoes.

10+ pictures inside of Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder supporting Freedom of Animals

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Photos: AKM/GSI
Posted to: Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed

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  • jennie

    What an awesome idea & what an amazing woman. I love her message about the fact every bit of good helps, you don’t have to do everything. It is such a realistic notion & will definitely help. If everyone just did a little bit of something good for our planet, humans or animals the world would be a better place. Huge respect for Nikki for doing this!

  • OhLawwwwd

    That’s cool of her to do this, but I am sure they sell for a lot of money…which isn’t cool. Kind of defeats the purpose of Environmentalism…

  • Nance

    The inevitability if their divorce is cringe worthy. These two work on paper, but it’s obvious things just dont translate into real life. It’s uncomfortable… forced even. And for some odd reason they feel the need to constantly legitimise their relationship in their Instagram comments. Something is just off…

  • Hannah

    Ian for one has always been very vocal & passionate about the things he is passionate about..that now includes Nikki. So I don’t see anything weird about that. They seem to be very much in love, don’t know why people feel the need to be so negative about them.They have know each other for ten years & seem to be very compatible. Both are really literate & vocal people so it makes sense that they say beautiful things about each other. I for one can’t see anything wrong or weird about gushing about the peron you are in love with. It’s natural.

  • Hannah

    Um..actually if you researched this you would find out that they make very little money from this..it costs too much to make them. And anyway how on earth would making money be against environmentalism…They are just giving people a choice to pick a product that is ecological, that is all. I Wish there were more people doing this.

  • Rafaela Monteiro

    He was there just to support his wife. He didn’t talk and he has nothing to do with this business of hers. So, I don’t understand your comment

  • Rafaela Monteiro

    Great initiative. She would be a great business woman like Jessica Alba or Jessica Simpson. She has great ideas always with the environment in her mind.

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