Brand of the Year
Open to an established wholesale or direct-to-consumer fashion brand that has been operating in the UK and/or Ireland for at least two years (newer brands should enter Ones to Watch).
This award recognises the fashion brand that has made the most progress towards its sustainability goals in the last 12 months. Judges will be looking for a clear sustainability strategy that incorporates relevant and achievable objectives, and evidence that these objectives have been met in part or in full. Please include as much detail as possible about specific initiatives, innovations or collaborations that enabled the business to deliver the strategy.
Where relevant, brands should also highlight how they have worked with their suppliers to improve working conditions and/or reduce the amount of waste in the supply chain over the past 12 months. Judges will be looking for evidence of constructive engagement with suppliers, including during the coronavirus pandemic.