Jane Fonda releasing tracksuit collection to support charities

Jane Fonda has launched a limited-edition apparel collection to raise funds for two charities. The Grace and Frankie actress wore a matching grey tracksuit set, complete with a rainbow stripe which features the word “FONDA”, on Instagram at the start o…

Jane Fonda has launched a limited-edition apparel collection to raise funds for two charities.

The Grace and Frankie actress wore a matching grey tracksuit set, complete with a rainbow stripe which features the word “FONDA”, on Instagram at the start of April and many fans took to the comments and asked if the cosy loungewear set was available to purchase.

As a result of the response, the 82-year-old announced on Instagram over the weekend that she had teamed up with officials at Crafted LA to make the tracksuit available to buy for a limited run and the proceeds from the sale would be split between Fire Drill Fridays, her climate change campaign, and the One Fair Wage Emergency Fund, which provides financial aid during the Covid-19 pandemic to workers who rely on tips to get by.

“After seeing the incredible outpouring of love for the sweatsuits, my friends at Crafted LA decided to produce a limited run of the collection to donate 100 per cent of net proceeds to @FireDrillFriday and @1fairwage_official,” she wrote. “Each purchase will help the fight against climate change and provide assistance to our service industry and tipped workers affected by COVID-19.”

Crafted LA’s Jane Fonda Collection also consists of the same tracksuit – a zip-up hoodie with a rainbow stripe up the back and elasticated jogging pants with the stripe down the right leg – in navy blue, as well as a white T-shirt featuring a flame motif and the initials “JF”, and a white T-shirt bearing the words “Fire Drill Friday”.

The tops cost $24.99 (£19.95) while the tracksuits retail for $84.99 (£68).

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Amber Valetta urges shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes

Amber Valletta has urged shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes in a bid to help save the environment.The American model is pushing for much more sustainability in the fashion industry, and in an interview with Footwear News, said that she is reduci…

Amber Valletta has urged shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes in a bid to help save the environment.

The American model is pushing for much more sustainability in the fashion industry, and in an interview with Footwear News, said that she is reducing her carbon footprint by buying vintage.

“Things have value. Slow down. We don’t have to buy just because we have the urge to buy,” Amber explained, adding that she “hates” shopping.

The 46-year-old, who regularly takes part in Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays climate change protests, went on to urge more leading figures, especially women, to promote eco-friendly fashion.

“Fashion affects everybody. We all have to get dressed, and one out of six people on the planet work in the garment industry in some capacity. It’s mostly women. And we know that women, one, push the economy, two, hold the money, and three, spend it,” she commented. “Fashion has an incredible opportunity to become a 21st-century industry that can really prove to the rest (of the world) how to do things properly.”

And Amber also wants to use her platform to inspire people to solve the industry’s huge environmental impact.

“We have so much potential. This is why I put my focus here, otherwise, I’d just stop focusing on fashion and go focus on environmental activism, but I actually think we can be the biggest change agents,” the star added, noting that her top tips for reducing her fashion footprint include buying quality designer pieces that have longevity and fixing broken items.

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