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Beatle offspring Stella McCartney was named the first-ever Green Designer of the Year at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards earlier this week. The vegetarian fashion designer doesn’t use leather or fur in her designs, and seeing as her mom was animal-rights activist Linda Eastman and Sir Paul also hearts the animals, it’s clear the McCartney doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Green style guru Danny Seo once told Grist, “Stella McCartney is great — her shoes and accessories are all faux leather, but it’s not a PVC-based synthetic, it’s polyurethane-based, so it’s actually not so terrible for the environment, and the products are beautiful.” But she won’t have designs on you unless you can pony up some dough. (So that’s how Stella got her greenbacks.)

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