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Saving the world with Lily Cole

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Model with a conscience, Lily Cole is a woman with an agenda. As she launches her new ethical jewellery range Stylist catches up with the multitalented polymath

Lily Cole takes having a portfolio career to a whole new level. As a model, actress, Cambridge graduate and documentary maker she truly is a woman of many talents. Now the skilled 25-year-old is adding another feather to her cap after collaborating with Sky Rainforest Rescue to design a limited edition jewellery collection, including earrings and rings made of rubber and metal to help save the Amazonian rainforest. “I travelled to Brazil and was inspired by the rubber tappers [who extract rubber from trees to make goods for a living] creating products to combat deforestation,” she says. “This collection is an example of how wild rubber can be used, but there’s potential to create more products and save the rainforest by creating a sustainable green economy.”

Lily puts her personal success down to inner drive and a supportive family. “There’s definitely something in me because I’ve always wanted to do everything really well,” she says.

Despite this self-assurance, Lily admits she had trouble settling into Cambridge University, where she gained a double first in June 2011 after studying the history of art. “It was a lot of work,” she says. “But then I also had a great deal of fun.”

She was initially offered a place to study social and political sciences at King’s College, Cambridge so how would she feel about adding the role of Prime Minister to her ever expanding CV? “No way,” she says laughing. “There’s a political dimension to what I do, but I wouldn’t want to be involved in the machine itself. It’d be a horrible job.”

Prices range from £10. For further details of Lily Cole’s jewellery for Sky Rainforest Rescue, visit rainforestrescue.sky.com

Picture credit: Sky Rainforest Rescue

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