The SOURCE Awards

Hot off the heels of the International Green Awards, the world recently celebrated the ‘greening of fashion’ on the international stage. The SOURCE Awards shine a light on innovative and inspirational businesses, individuals and initiatives in the fashion industry. Better yet, they promote the idea that sustainable practices are not an optional ‘add on’ but a requirement for the fashion industry. The categories cover Innovation, Design and Production and recognise fashion design, accessory design and even childrenswear. It was exciting to see some of the world’s most sustainable and ethical initiatives clean up at the awards! We love the fashion forward designs from Honest by, winner of the Innovation in Fashion Design award. Honest by creates chic, forward thinking pieces for men and women and is regarded as the world’s first 100% transparent company, sharing the full breakdown of costs for its products. Winner of Innovation in Childrenswear went to the delightful Toto Knits Shop. Created by a collective of single mothers in Kenya, these ethical and organic designs are both funky and fun. Australia’s own Indigo Bazaar even got a highly commended in the Independent Boutique category! For a full list of winners, you can check out the SOURCE Awards website. Applications for next year’s SOURCE Awards open in April 2013, so get your nominations ready!

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