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3 December 2013

SOURCE AWARDS: The Global Awards For Sustainable Fashion

Contributor Ethical Fashion Forum

Awards finalists 2013


The goal of the SOURCE Awards is to put the spotlight on and celebrate best practice in the fashion sector.


From 2014, in order to increase impact and reach, SOURCE has been partnering with other organisations on awards that celebrate best practice in the fashion sector. 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 2015/16 cycle 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 are providing 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.

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the competition, SOURCE have 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.

View the website for the latest updates.

Ethical Award at Graduate Fashion Week 2014.

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.

The Ethical Fashion Forum sponsored and judged The Ethical Award, 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.

1st place: Stephanie Ambridge from Northumbria University for her garment library.

2nd place: Anja Atkinson from Northumbria

3rd place: Rosie Niblock from Bournemouth.

Special mention went to Lucy Scott from Northumbria University for design excellence in natural dyes.

Find out more about the award and the criteria here.

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.

Find out morey, here on the CFDA website.

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.

View the full list of finalists and winners here.

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