The Re:Fashion Awards celebrate the designers, brands, media and businesses that promote ethical fashion and support environmental projects. It's the first dedicated awards ceremony for ethical fashion and the party brought together a celeb-sprinkled crowd and the Who’s Who of the ethical fashion industry to drink and gossip in its honour.
You read it here first: almost all of the nominees and the winners have already been written up in TreeHugger at some point. But it's nice to give some love and support to creative and dedicated people who are working to save our planet and make us look gorgeous at the same time. So a big congratulations to a double prize winner: Re:Use Award and Designer of the Year Award winner, From Somewhere, for their great looking clothes and support of young designers. Retailer Award went to Adili, the ethical on-line fashion site.
The Manufacturing Award which "celebrates the unsung heroes of fashion manufacture, the ones who implement responsible and progressive practises" is Mantis/Sunflag. Their job:"Supplying organic and conventional clothes to brands who want to source ethically and transparently, this manufacturer works in Tanzania where their 2000-worker factory has become a model for large scale, ethical production in Africa."
MADE got the Africa Award, "recognising outstanding practises for bringing about change to people or environment in Africa." Their great looking and very interesting jewellery (pictured) has long been a TreeHugger favourite.
Consumer Awareness Award, was won by Marie Claire for their special eco-issue of the magazine and on-going support of eco-labels.
The Environment Award,"for designers or labels who have pioneered practises to minimise their impact on the environment" went to Veja shoes from Brazil.
The People Award, "for businesses who have changed the lives of people through their supply change and have the potential to achieve more" was won by Pachacuti fair-trade clothing from South America. RE:Fashion Awards
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