SOURCE currently partners with various other organisations on awards that celebrate best practice in the fashion sector. See more details below.
EcoChic Design Award
The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition challenging emerging fashion designers to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. The competition is open to designers living in any country in Asia and Europe. Following months of inspired design and rigorous judging, ten finalists will compete for career-changing prizes.
For the ten finalists, SOURCE provide ten Access Memberships, a resource which gives each hundreds of articles on SOURCE Intelligence designed to enable sustainable business success and inform better business decisions.
In 2015, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the competition, SOURCE also sponsored an Alumni prize, offering one designer, from The EcoChic Design Award’s 80+ pool of alumni designers working in sustainable fashion, a full Promotional Membership to The Ethical Fashion Forum’s SOURCE platform. This will give them access to hundreds of articles on SOURCE Intelligence, promotion on their annual online trade show Brand Preview, a full business profile in the online SOURCE Directory and a listing in the Printed Buying Guides, putting their designs in front of the global fashion community dedicated to sustainability.
Ethical Award at Graduate Fashion Week
Graduate Fashion Week is the leading international event for fashion graduates, providing a platform for students from the UK and around the world to showcase their talent.
Each year, the Ethical Fashion Forum sponsors and judges The Ethical Award alongside Vivienne Westwood, patron of Graduate Fashion Week, awarding fashion graduates who design and create ethically aware and eco-friendly based products that embody and communicate ethical practices relevant in today’s economic climate.
2016 winners of the Vivienne Westwood Ethical Award in association with the Ethical Fashion Forum:
1st place: Fiona Cartmel from Edinburgh College of Art for her low-waste collection
2nd place: Kate Howells from Nottingham Trent University for her long-lasting design concept
3rd place: Emma Prevost from Epsom UCA for her reinvention of Louis Vuitton’s travel collection using sustainable materials.
CFDA / Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge 2014
The CFDA / Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge, is an award competition which celebrates and rewards the leaders in sustainable design.
The Grand Prize is $75,000 and two First Prizes of $5,000 will be awarded to help increase the winning designers’ sustainable practices, and/or the promotion of sustainability in their design, business and Fashion Week shows/presentations.
2013 SOURCE Awards – view the finalists and winners:
On Tuesday 3rd December, inspiring fashion pioneers, press and key industry figures met at the House of Lords in London, for the 2013 SOURCE Awards Winner announcements, hosted by Baroness Lola Young, OBE and Founder of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability.
Winners were selected by an inspirational judging panel, including: Dolly Jones, editor of Vogue.com; Brigitte Steppitus, Head of Couture at Vivienne Westwood; Summer Rayne Oakes, social activist, eco-model and co-founder of Source4Style; Amber Valetta, American supermodel and sustainable fashion spokesperson.