Stella McCartney is inspired by her mother.The fashion designer says her late mum Linda - who died of breast cancer in 1998 - would be proud of her efforts to promote environmental issues in her work.Stella, who is launching an eco-organic range of products, says: "I think mum would be really proud of me because I have actually done something in fashion. I've added to the McCartney pie. There's no one else who does what I do and I love that."My mother was amazing. So much of what I do and what I stand for comes from her and the way I was brought up. In the fashion world, I'm viewed as this mad hippy because I won't use leather or fur and I bang on about taking environmental issues seriously and being vegetarian."Despite her eco-consciousness, Stella admits she still has a long way to go before becoming completely 'green'. She added: "I'm not saying I'm perfect. I only have one recycling bin at home. I fly on planes. None of us can be perfect but, as mum always said, you have to do a little bit."

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