We are happy to announce The Dame Vivienne Westwood Sustainable and Ethical Award sponsored by Lenzing Group, supported by The Sustainable Angle and Ethical Fashion Forum. 

To win this prestigious award, the judges will be looking out for a design that is sustainable, ethically aware and socially responsible with a lower environmental impact that embodies and communicates sustainable and ethical practices.

The award will be judged and presented on the 4th June at the Daily Award Ceremony in GFW Live! at 6pm. The winning graduate will receive £750 and £250 will go to their university. They will also get the chance to visit The Sustainable Angle studio and have the opportunity to create or recreate an outfit / garment with fabrics made with fibres from the Lenzing Group to be shown at the Houses of Parliament event. 

It is amazing to have such established names support GFW to help mould the next generation of sustainable fashion designers. 

The Lenzing Group is a world market leader headquartered in Austria that supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality, botanic cellulose fibres. 

The Sustainable Angle was set up in 2010 to initiate and support projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of industry. It is a not for profit organisation that helps make it easier for companies, institutions and individuals make more informed decisions when it comes to sustainability.

The Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) is the industry body and a not for profit organisation for sustainable fashion that represents over 10,000 members in all over the world. They hope to transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry within a decade.


Words by Jasmin Oakes