We mentioned RE:Fashion in last week's TH Blog Love round up, but we think these upcoming ethical fashion awards also deserve a TreeHugger page of their own. The event, originally conceived as RE:Fashion by Cyndi Rhoades of Anti-Apathy, has now evolved from a showcase of ethical fashion to a full blown glittering awards ceremony in collaboration with Ethical Fashion Forum and Futerra, celebrating all aspects of this rapidly growing industry. The ceremony will be held in London on November 13th 2008 and has been described as "the world's first dedicated awards for ethical fashion".
The aim of RE:Fashion is to help take ethical fashion into the mainstream industry. Important fashion figures such as Hilary Alexander - Fashion Editor of The Telegraph, Jane Shepherdson, Ozwald Boateng and Zhandra Rhodes, have been invited to partner the event. Anti-Apathy say that the ambition of these ethical fashion awards is to "transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry within a decade." The call has been put out for entries in several categories and with the deadline of August 20th drawing near it's time to get nominating...The ethical fashion awards will be divided into three categories: Designers, Making a Difference and Innovation. See below for a list of the individual awards in each category:
RE:Fashion Designer of the Year
New RE:Designer of the Year
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
RE:Retailer of the Year
Visit the Re:Fashion website to find out who can apply and what the judges will be looking out for in each award.