5th Aug 2020
Change has been a recurring theme over the past few months, as the Fashion Industry and wider society adjusted to a new and sudden global emergency.
This held true for the inaugural Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards. As the traditional awards ceremony couldn’t take place, the celebrations evolved into an online content-led concept which included the launch of an exclusive in-depth report.
To celebrate the changemakers, Drapers launched an exclusive in-depth report. We could not be prouder to be sponsoring such a pertinent event and help inspire more businesses to transition to a cleaner, greener future.
The finalists and winners of this year’s Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards champion positive change every day and many we are proud to say are our clients.. They are businesses – big and small – that are making impactful decisions, taking innovative steps, and shifting their operations to work towards a better, more sustainable future.
And the winners are....
Winner: Rebecca Powell, Portsmouth University, BA Fashion & Textiles Design
Finalists: Mia Herrod, Norwich University of the Arts & Kate MacMahon, Edinburgh College of Art
Best Carbon Footprint Initiative:
Winner: Lemon Jelly – Wasteless Act and Closing the Loop
Finalists: SLO Active & Superdry
Best Supply Chain Initiative:
Winner: Filippa K – Swedish Wool Initiative
Finalists: H&M, Kathmandu, Masai & Superdry
Best Use of Technology for Good:
Winner: Tejidos Royo – Dry Indigo
Finalists: Ecoalf, H&M, Pentland Brands & Wrangler
Best Customer Engagement Campaign:
Winner: Birdsong – Transparent Friday
Finalists: Ecoalf – “Because There Is No Planet B”, John Lewis & Partners – BeautyCycle, Oxfam – Second Hand September, Raeburn – Buy Nothing, Repair Something
Sustainable Textile Innovation:
Winner: Candiani’s Coreva Denim
Finalists: Coats, Isko, Izabel London, Re:Newcell, Vivobarefoot
Progress Towards Circularity:
Winner: Nudie Jeans
Finalists: Fabric for Freedom, Farfetch UK, H&M, Hunter, Napapijri, Nudie Jeans, Swedish Stockings
Brand of the Year (<£30m turnover):
Finalists: Bower Swimwear, Findra, Izabel London, Lowie, Lucy & Yak, Matt & Natt, Royce Lingerie, Thought Fashion & WoolOvers
Brand of the Year over £30m:
Finalists: Berghaus, Hunter, Meyer, Superdry & Wrangler
Winner: My Wardrobe HQ
Finalists: Designer Exchange, Handbag Clinic, Hirestreet & Rotaro
Retailer of the Year:
Winner: Wolf & Badger
Finalists: H&M, Joules, Selfridges & Oh Polly
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!
Download the Changemakers Report here