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6 May 2013

SOURCE AWARDS: CATEGORIES

Contributor Ethical Fashion Forum


Scroll down to see the 2013 SOURCE Awards Categories + Judging Criteria.



SOURCE AWARDS
THE 2013 APPLICANTS
THE CATEGORIES
THE JUDGES

Please note that for 2014, SOURCE will be running awards in a different way, in partnership with several other initiatives. For information on the 2013 SOURCE Award Categories and judging criteria, read on.

2013 SOURCE AWARD CATEGORIES

There are 4 SOURCE Awards categories:

1. SOURCE: Design Leader
2. SOURCE: Sustainable Brand (Split into 9 Sub-Categories)
3. SOURCE Retail Award (Split into 2 Sub-Categories)
4. SOURCE Sustainable Supplier/ manufacturer (Split into 2 Sub-Categories)

All categories will be considered against the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Ethical Mandate. VIEW THE MANDATE HERE

We are also seeking nominations for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to furthering sustainability in the fashion industry. Further details below. Please send your nominations to awards@ethicalfashionforum.com

1 SOURCE: Design Leader

This award recognises the capacity for outstanding design to change lives, change perceptions, and raise awareness around sustainability in the fashion industry.

Judges of this award are looking for companies and designers that have combined innovative design with a commitment to social and environmental goals.

2. SOURCE: Sustainable Brand Leader

For brands that are combining product excellence with best practice in sustainability terms. This award aims to put the spotlight on current and future brand leaders.

Judges of this award are looking for brands which have integrated sustainability at the very core of their business practices, and combine this with compelling product ranges for which there is a clear market.

Applicants to this award can apply in the following sub categories:

  • One to watch (open to new brands, start ups and students)
  • Womenswear
  • Menswear
  • Childrenswear
  • Accessories
  • Jewellery
  • Footwear
  • Sport/Leisure (including street, casual, lounge, sportswear)
  • Swimwear and lingerie

3. SOURCE Retail Award

This award recognises excellence in fashion retail in 2 sub categories:

3.1 Independent Boutique / sustainable brand platform
3.2 Large international or High St retailer

3.1 Independent Boutique / sustainable brand platform

Open to all independent retailers, online or bricks and mortar, selling more than one sustainable fashion brand.

Judges of this award are looking for: Businesses that have created retail platforms for sustainable fashion brands, bringing them to a mainstream market, using clever curation, robust brand selection criteria, and innovative marketing techniques.

3.2 Large international or High St retailer

Recognising commitment to sustainability by leading, mainstream and corporate retail chains.

Judges of this category are looking for companies that are:

  • Going beyond trying to do no harm- implementing initiatives that achieve real social and environmental impact.
  • Displaying leadership- putting head above the parapet and promoting sustainability/ sustainability initiatives.
  • Combining sustainability best practice with commercial innovation.

4. SOURCE Sustainable Supplier/ manufacturer

Open to suppliers and manufacturers of all sizes from fair trade groups to production units, factories and fabric suppliers, globally. This award recognizes sustainable practices in the supply chain, both social: empowering workers, sustainable livelihoods, poverty reduction, and community impact, and environmental: from low energy to organic and eco- innovation, combined with a high standard of service.

Judges of this award are looking for: Pioneering suppliers that are combining real impact in social and environmental terms with outstanding supply or production services.

Applicants to this award can apply in the following sub categories:

• Production services on behalf of brands and retailers (CMT, printing & embellishment, artisanal work)
• Fabric & component production and supply

NOMINATIONS: SOURCE Outstanding contribution / Individual pioneer

Please send your nominations to awards@ethicalfashionforum.com

This award is open to any individual from business owners and entrepreneurs to activists, spokespeople, researchers, and pioneers, this award recognizes outstanding contribution to furthering sustainability in the fashion sector.

Judges of this award are looking for: Individuals who have dedicated themselves to driving forward sustainability in the fashion sector, influenced and inspired those around them, and persevered in spite of obstacles and challenges to achieve positive change.


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