It was in India that the Hollywood ingenue witnessed firsthand the impact fair trade can have. “Fair trade gives families the option to stay together, rather than one or both parents having to move to cities, and they are paid a fair wage,” she said in August 2010 after a tour of Swallows, a fair-trade women’s community in Thanapara that People Tree supports. “It empowers people and doesn’t take away their dignity.”
A month after her final People Tree line hit stores in February 2011, Watson debuted a sustainable capsule collection with Italian designer Alberti Ferretti. The young actress, it appeared, was on a roll, even talking to her bosses at Lancome, the cosmetics firm she fronted, about a possible eco-friendly makeup collection.
Any reined plans on the fashion front could be the result of time constraints. Watson, after all, isn’t just a working actress. She’s also commuting between Brown and Oxford Universities, where she’s pursuing her bachelor’s degree. The Daily Mail source agrees: “She’s… stalled on plans to do more with Ferretti because she doesn’t have time.”