London extends ‘Green Challenge’ to UK Fashion
With up to a third of the UK’s current growth due to green business, sustainability is a hot topic in the City, and this years’ Sustainable City Awards promise to deliver some fascinating entries. Returning for a 12th successful year and partnering for the first time with the British Fashion Council, the UK’s foremost green business awards scheme will recognise and celebrate green innovation across 12 areas – including a new Sustainable Fashion category. The awards this year will be hosted in partnership with fashion icon Livia Firth and her Green Carpet Challenge. Firth is encouraging business and community groups to show leadership in competing for one of the coveted City of London awards and will be presenting this year’s Sustainable City Awards at the Lord Mayor’s residence, Mansion House, on 19th March 2013. The scope of the awards reflects the City of London Corporation’s interests – from financial markets to fish-markets, and from parks to the arts, and is decidedly in keeping with the City’s aims to encourage jobs and growth. Since 2001, hundreds of organisations ranging from energy-efficient zoos to fish and chip shops, from supermarket chains to international banks have been recognised for their efforts to drive green growth.To ensure the awards seek out the UK’s most inspiring sustainable fashion designers and retailers, organisers have enlisted the help of the British Fashion Council as their newest partner who will assist Firth in driving entries for the new category. Two Sustainable Fashion awards will be up for grabs – one for the best independent fashion designer and one for the equivalent for a leading high street retailer.
Entries Close 1st December
Shortlist Announcement 20th January
Awards Ceremony 19th March
Get all the details via British Fashion Council – News detail.