04/09/2015 07:49 BST | Updated 04/09/2015 07:59 BST

Sergio Rossi And Eco-Age Launch Luxury Collection Using World's First Ever Sustainable Silk

Sergio Rossi, the Italian shoe company and Livia Firth's Eco-Age have collaborated to launch the first ever "Green Carpet Collection" of accessories using sustainable silk.

The collection includes evening shoes and a matching clutch handcrafted with the first ever sustainable silk from family-run factories in Italy.

Inspired by butterflies with a delicate design, they are also gorgeous.

Keeping in line with Firth's focus on sustainability, the silk is the first-ever to be awarded the Green Carpet Challenge (GCC) brandmark.


Eco-Age validated the whole silk supply chain, which was spun, dyed and woven in Italy.

But it wasn't only the silk that was sustainable.

The design including lead-free Swarovski Advanced crystals, chrome- free European sourced leather and lead-free brass accessories.

At the launch on 3 September, every possible aspect was considered to ensure Eco-Age and Sergio Rossi delivered a sustainable event.

Guests walked the ECONYL® green carpet, which is made using recycled fishing nets.

All the furniture, décor and props used at the event had either been reclaimed, recycled or upcycled from local UK-based film, theatre and TV sets and will be used again in future projects.

The collection is available exclusively at Sergio Rossi stores and Prices start from £850.

HuffPost UK Lifestyle is running a special series around Sustainable Fashion for the month of September. Livia Firth is creative director of Eco-Age and founder of The Green Carpet Challenge, and will be guest editing on 18 September. If you'd like to blog or get involved, please email us.

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