March 29, 2010 – We love our artists, which means we love it when they get noticed for being amazing. That’s why we were so excited to hear about Fashion Takes Action’s first annual Design Forward Award: four of the clothing lines we carry have been nominated.
The award was created to recognize Canadian designers who are working in eco-fashion and creating designs that help to work towards a sustainable fashion future. The award criteria takes into account:
- materials used: is it sustainably produced or upcycled?,
- production: takes into account labour and human rights, carbon footprint, and material sourcing
- design: the ever important “is it wearable?” and “Is it fashionable”
- special features: what extra eco-initiatives has the designer taken on, such as hang tags, education, and charitable activities.
Reading through the criteria, it’s no surprise that the following designers have been nominated: