Joaquin Phoenix was the toast of Hollywood at this year’s award ceremony, taking home Best Actor for his role in Joker at the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and finished with the 92nd Academy Awards.

The actor is a renowned environmentalist and animal rights activist and is one of the most vocal stars to speak up for those without a voice.

To highlight the truth about waste in the world of fashion, Phoenix announced that he would wear only one classic tuxedo by Stella McCartney on the 2020 awards red carpet, in order to promote sustainable fashion.

British designer Stella McCartney is renowned for her passionate environmentalism, using eco fibres and promoting sustainability and conscious consumerism.

“This man is a winner… wearing custom Stella because he chooses to make choices for the future of the planet. He has also chosen to wear this same Tux for the entire award season to reduce waste. I am proud to join forces with you,” McCartney wrote on Twitter on January 6, the day following the Golden Globes, along with a photo of Phoenix accepting his award.

January 5, Golden Globe Awards

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January 19: Screen Actors Guild Awards

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February 2: British Academy of Film & Television Arts Awards

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February 9: Academy Awards

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Sustainability was a running theme on the Oscars and numerous other red carpet events this year, with many attendees, like Birds of Prey star Margot Robbie, opting for vintage gowns over couture.

Congratulations to Joaquin Phoenix and all the other award recipients of the season. Remember, you too can reduce, reuse, recycle to lower your consumption footprint. Check out these articles on sustainable fashion for tips and inspiration to get you started.

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