Britton hit the red carpet in Lingua Franca's Poverty Is Sexist sweater, which was designed by Rachelle Hruska MacPherson as a collaboration with the One Campaign. Similar sweaters, including a special Time's Up collection, retail for $380. As Britton pointed out Tuesday, those slamming her for the price of such sweaters are missing the fact that $100 from each sale goes to the Time's Up legal defense fund that was recently established to help provide assistance to women and men who wish to speak out about assault and harassment.
In a statement on the official One Campaign site, the sweater was described as designed to raise awareness about the larger Poverty Is Sexist Campaign, which is focused on halting extreme poverty "by breaking down the barriers holding girls and women back." Britton has previously partnered with One on an open letter to the United Nations, the #GirlsCount video petition, and a PSA calling for action on Ebola.
Earlier this week, The Post star Meryl Streep wore one of Lingua Franca's Time's Up pieces during an Ellen appearance with Tom Hanks.
"My hope is that the Time's Up movement really spreads to the grassroots, really spreads to the women who have been silenced for so long so that we can all, men and women together, find our equality," Britton told Entertainment Tonight Sunday. For more info on Time's Up, including how to get involved, click here.