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Leonardo DiCaprio is now a fashion investor

Might as well, right? He dates all the models.  Although he certainly doesn’t dress like a fashion king pin.

The environmentally-conscious Leonardo DiCaprio, 43, has signed on as an investor for sustainable footwear brand Allbirds, which is known for its knit sneakers.

“Creating sustainable consumer products requires a deep commitment from brands that understand the role they have in helping solve our environmental crisis,” DiCaprio said in a statement. “Allbirds is on the forefront of developing new materials that will serve as a model for the footwear industry. This kind of innovation is crucial for creating a more sustainable future. I am proud to join the company as an investor.”

Founded in 2016, Allbirds uses merino wool from New Zealand to make its shoes, along with water-conserving tree fibers and recycled bottles and cardboard. The brand’s latest launch is a $35 flip-flop made from renewable sugarcane rather than the usual plastic foam.

The “Titanic” star is known for his environmental activism: Earlier this year, his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donated $1 million to protect marine life in the Seychelles, and in 2014, the organization donated $20 million in grants to combat climate change and conserve wildlife.