Prince Charles: Save the World, Wear Vintage
Fashion world needs to reduce waste
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2010 5:30 AM CDT
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall wave as they leave Sandringham Flower Show.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Fashionistas can do their bit for the planet by wearing more recycled clothes and natural fibers, Prince Charles writes in Vogue. "Fashion clearly makes people feel good, but now it has to do the world good, too, by contributing to the creation of a virtuous circle, with nature protected at the center," the royal environmentalist writes, urging designers to set an example for sustainable living and reject man-made fibers in favor of materials like wool.

"The older some things are, the more comfortable and familiar they become; they can even be adapted to look new in a different context," the prince—who says he was surprised to be considered fashionable enough to contribute to the magazine—writes. "For example, someone has been imaginative enough to make sets of cuff links out of the previous engine from my 40-year-old Aston Martin and to sell them in aid of my Trust for young people."