DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL AWARD
Sponsored by Lenzing Group
The Dame Vivienne Westwood sustainable and ethical award is part of Graduate Fashion Week, London, 4 -7th June, 2017, and is given to a student for designing and creating a sustainable, ethically aware and socially responsible product with a lower environmental impact. The award is sponsored by Lenzing Group, a world market leader in the global textile and nonwovens industry producing high-quality botanic fibers.
The awarded design must embody and communicate sustainable and ethical practices using sustainable raw materials with a lower envrionmental impact, manufacturing and production techniques.
The judging panel of the award consists of:
- Jennifer Thiel, Vivienne Westwood
- Oya Barlas Bingul, Lenzing Group
- Amanda Johnston, The Sustainable Angle
- Tamsin Lejeune, Ethical Fashion Forum
The award is announced on 5th June 2017 at Graduate Fashion Week. Part of the award is a cash prize as well as a visit to The Sustainable Angle studio which is a supporter of the award, as well as The Ethical Fashion Forum, promoting designers in sustainable fashion.
The awarded garment will be shown again at the Graduate Fashion Week event in October 2017 at the Houses of Parliament.