Friday, May 04, 2007

Julia Roberts Recycles for Her Baby

Julia Roberts has been very vocal about the importance of conservation, and it appears that she is applying the same "green" spirit to her upcoming new addition.

In addition to building her new home in Malibu out of "green" materials such as receyled tiles, bamboo floors, and solar heating, the 39-year-old Pretty Woman is recycling many of the hand-me-downs from her two year-old twins Phinnaeus and Hazel to the new baby as well as picking up some odds and ends from consignment and second-hand stores.

“Julia spent a lot when the twins were born,” says a source close to Roberts. “She kept most of what she needed from Phinn and Hazel. The rest she has picked up from friends and she’s even been in a few charity shops.”



  1. I would be more surprised if she didn't use recycled clothing. I have 4 kids who all used recyled (hand me downs). It's really no big deal, I believe 90% of parents with more then one child do.

  2. Anonymous2:37 PM

    I'm all for hand-me-downs, but I actually think it's crappy that she shops at charity / Goodwill-ish stores. Things are so expensive these days, some of us shop at these stores because it's all we can afford. She should donate clothes to these stores, not buy from them. It's the same feeling I get seeing all the Coach-purse co-eds who shop at my local Goodwill. I'm glad this is fun for you, and all, as a novelty, but I actually need things at these prices, and you're thinning the selection...

  3. Anonymous4:20 PM

    I don't agree with anonymous, the more we shop second hand the less energy is consumed in the production of new clothing. I don't have the stats on me but its better for the environment when we don't buy new no matter who we are or how much we earn....Maybe get to the store earlier, sometimes that helps (seriously)

  4. Buying second-hand also has a big impact on the amount of pesticides used each year. Nearly 25% of all pesticides released into the environment each year is from cotton production.

    Just because Julia is buying second hand doesn't mean she's doing it at charity or goodwill stores. There are plenty of consignment and second hand stores which are aimed at giving clothes a second life -- some are specifically targeted for high-end brands and not for the lower income market.