By Christine Lennon, Vogue magazine
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"I have some guidelines when it comes to clothes, or anything really," says Alicia Silverstone, celebrity authority on the vegan lifestyle. "First, I try to find it used so I'm not creating more waste. If I can't find it used, I'll make sure it's made with an eco material. If I can't find it in either of those categories, I'll buy something regular. But I rarely have to do that."
Her no-waste philosophy is shared by Gregory Parkinson, who designed this dress made from recycled silk that's hand-colored with environmentally friendly, water-soluble dyes.
Silverstone's book, The Kind Diet, is a New York Times best seller; her blog, thekindlife.com, has become a forum to discuss everything from Umeboshi plum vinegar to the best places to buy leather-free sneakers.
In the meantime, she's found a comfortable balance as an actor, performing to rave reviews on Broadway (most recently in Donald Margulies's Time Stands Still) and finding small but