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6 May 2013


Contributor Ethical Fashion Forum

Scroll down to view the judges for the SOURCE Awards, The Global Awards for Sustainable Fashion.



Dolly Jones is the Editor of vogue.com and Executive Editor of Condé Nast Digital. Boasting a monthly average of 1.3 million unique users, Vogue.com is the world’s most influential fashion destination, including up-to-the-minute show coverage from all over the world, behind-the-scenes with the industry’s most famous personalities on VogueTV, and much more. Dolly Jones is a long term advocate for sustainable fashion, and is responsible for raising its profile and growing momentum for the sustainable fashion movement through Vogue.com. She is also responsible for launching ONLINE FASHION WEEK in 2011 and sits on the British Fashion Council.


An author, academic and political voice, Baroness Lola Young is a champion for sustainable fashion issues and founder of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ethical Fashion.


Brigitte Stepputis is Head of Couture at Vivienne Westwood, and has been a long term supporter for sustainability and fairtrade. Vivienne Westwood has worked in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC, an agency of the UN) Ethical Fashion Africa project since 2009. The ITC project is now creating jobs and livelihoods for over 7000 people, and is a leading example of luxury brands pushing boundaries and creating positive impacts worldwide. Handmade in Nairobi, the Vivienne Westwood Ethical Fashion Africa collection is produced from recycled materials by marginalized communities of women.


Amber Valletta is a fashion icon who has graced countless magazine covers over the course of her modelling career and worked with the most prestigious names in Fashion. After moving to Los Angeles, Amber found success as an actress, and has transitioned seamlessly between modelling and acting over the last 10 years. Her screen credits include “Hitch”, “What Lies Beneath”, and “The Spy Next Door”, along with television roles on ABC’s hit, “Revenge” and the upcoming “Legends”.

Raised in Oklahoma, Amber has never lost touch with her Midwest roots – devoting much of her time to promoting and encouraging environmental sustainability. Amber has transformed this passion into an entrepreneurial endeavour with the launch of Master & Muse, her lifestyle brand offering stylish, cutting-edge fashion, created and produced by some of the most socially responsible designers working today.


Orsola de Castro is a pioneer and an internationally recognized opinion leader in sustainable fashion. In 1997 she started From Somewhere, a revolutionary label that was the first to address the issue of pre-consumer waste and reproducibility in recycling for the fashion industry. From Somewhere collaborations include upcycled collections for Jigsaw, Robe Di Kappa, Tesco and Speedo.

In September 2006 Orsola, together with her partner Filippo Ricci, started Estethica, the sustainable fashion area at London Fashion Week which she still curates and organises for the British Fashion Council. In March 2010 Orsola designed the Oscar Dress for Livia Firth, wife of best actor nominee Colin.


Model, TV host, author, journalist, social entrepreneur and environmental activist, Summer Rayne has been the face of cutting edge sustainable fashion brands and is a previous SOURCE award winner. Summer is the co-founder of Source4Style, a B2B marketplace connecting designers in over 70 countries to sustainable suppliers around the world. She is the host of the weekly series called SRO Conversations featuring discussions on what matters most and is the co-producer of The Harlem Shadow, a jazz age animation. Summer is also the author of the best-selling book, Style, Naturally.


Safia is the founder and CEO of People Tree, a Fair Trade and environmentally conscious fashion label. With over 20 years of experience in Fair Trade, Safia is a well noted spokesperson on ethical fashion. She helped start the World Fair Trade Day and co-wrote the book, Naked Fashion.


Lucy Shea

Lucy Shea is CEO of Futerra, the world’s leading sustainability communications agency. The mission of Futerra is to make sustainable development so desirable it becomes normal, and it has worked with over 40 leading global brands including L’Oreal, Unilever and SKY, towards this mission. Lucy Shea also founded the ‘Swishing’ clothes-swapping concept, which has since spawned a global movement.


Sandy Black is Professor of Fashion & Textile Design & Technology at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion. She researches, writes and lectures on the intersections of fashion and textile design with emerging technology and science, in the context of sustainability. She is the author of a number of books including Eco Chic the Fashion Paradox, one of the first books published on fashion and sustainability, and The Sustainable Fashion Handbook, a book scoping the wide range of approaches to the topic.


Alison Gwilt

Alison Gwilt is a fashion design academic and researcher working in sustainability for fashion and textiles design. She has been exploring sustainable solutions and strategies for fashion and textile design practice since 2003. Alison has presented papers at international conferences and contributed to many national/international publications and press. She is the editor of the book, “Shaping Sustainable Fashion” (with Timo Rissanen) published by Earthscan in 2011.


Sass Brown is Acting Assistant Dean for the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York and has published papers, spoken and taught workshops around the world on the topic of sustainable design. Sass has worked, taught and advised to women’s cooperatives and educational institutions in Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Sri Lanka, Italy, France, US, Canada and the UK. Her first book, Eco Fashion, showcases some of the best expressions of eco fashion from around the world, while her second book, ReFashioned focuses on designers working with pre and post consumer waste. She was voted in the top ’10 Women Who Changed the Face of Fashion’ by Fashion Compassion, alongside the likes of Livia Firth and Lucy Siegle.


Merryn Leslie is the founder of 69b, a womenswear boutique showcasing innovative, forward thinking designers and brands committed to contemporary, sustainable fashion. Merryn has styled several TV advertising campaigns including Mitsubishi, Fanta, Polaroid and Adidas and, worked on advertising campaigns for brands such as Kenzo, Sony and Levi’s. She has previously worked as a stylist for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Exit and i-D before deciding to focus her efforts on the ethical sector.


Clare Lissaman is an ethical trade consultant, specialising in labour standards within in global supply chains, and has worked with businesses across the sector from Tesco to Gap and Marks & Spencer. Alongside this, Clare is on the Steering Group of the Decent Work and Labour Standards Forum, and ran the Hong Kong Asian Conservation Awareness Programme.

Clare is also Co- Founder of Ethical menswear label Arthur & Henry.


Pamela Daniels is a trained Communications Specialist and Art Director. Specialising in branding, advertising, publishing and strategic marketing, Pamela is also on the board of directors of the Ethical Fashion Forum. Currently working as the Senior Creative and Communications Consultant at Busaba Eathai, Pamela creates and implements brand management and communication strategies. Past roles include Communication Manager for MADE-BY, a not for profit organisation that works to improve environmental and social conditions in supply chains by implementing step by step improvement strategies for fashion brands.


Sarah Ratty is the premiere UK fashion designer to actively address sustainability in all aspects of design. In the early 1990’s Sarah launched the pioneering “Conscious Earthwear” label, and has been working to address the environmental impact of the industry ever since. Tipped by Vogue in 1998 as “One to Watch” Her work has been exhibited at the United Nations, V&A, Royal Academy, Barbican, Crafts Council and toured with the British Council to Brazil. Sarah is a Founder member of EFF and Chair 2009-2012 and member of the Soil Association Textile Advisory Committee. Recent collaborations with her latest multi award winning brand Ciel include Whistles, Top-Shop and Anthropologie and a celebrity client list including Cate Blanchett, Sienna Miller, and Zoe Ball. Sarah is also an assessor of the RSA European Environmental Business Awards.


Judith is an associate member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) and director of Trading for Development. TFD’s work involves opening markets for Fair Trade producers and building support for Fair Trade across Europe. Her concern is to make world trade fairer, giving pride of place to small scale producers.


Ngaire is a sourcing consultant, educator and connector for artisans, clean supply chains and sustainable sourcing. She supports and works with the craftsmen, women, and artisans who nurture traditional skills and methods of production, connecting them with designers and brands.


Zel Albuquerque is the Founder and Creative Director of Caipora, a 2011 SOURCE INNOVATION Award winner. Zel is an expert in branding and strategic marketing and has spent the last couple of years growing the elegant accessories label. Caipora has been featured in leading publications such as Vogue.com, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, Six Magazine and, its designer’s creations have been worn by super models and celebrities, Gisele Bundchen, Tali Lennox and Amber Atherton.

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