“That was what really led me on this path of sort of conscious living, if you will,” the Twilight alum, entrepreneur and all-around multi-hyphenate explained in an exclusive interview with E! News. Motivated to create sustainable, ethical fashions, she partnered with Dell to extract gold from old computer motherboards and repurpose it into dainty rings and stackable bracelets. And suddenly she found herself paying particularly close attention to the makeup of everything around her.
Part of which was due to the fact that she and husband Ian Somerhalder reed-pregnant-i-m-a-better-version-of-myself” data-ylk=”slk:were expecting;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “were expecting their now-5-year-old daughter Bodhi. “I started looking at ingredient lists and things like that when I was pregnant,” Reed recalled. “And I noticed, oh, wow. I’m only doing this now for the first time just in depth.”
What she dug up was enlightening for a number of reasons.
“In society we don’t really ask that of women until they’re pregnant,” she said of her sudden hyper-focus on everything she consumed, wore or otherwise used. “We don’t really put that on them like, ‘Now you should be really thinking about what you’re wearing or eating or putting on your body because now you’re pregnant.’ So we’re conditioned as women to only think about what we’re growing instead of also what we’re doing in our day-to-day lives.”
Though, for Reed, now expecting her second child, once the lightbulb turned on, it was impossible to switch it back off.
Or, as she put it, “I woke up one day,