£750 to the Winning Graduate
£250 to the University
A visit to The Sustainable Angle studio
Opportunity to create or recreate an outfit / gament with fabrics made with fibres from Lenzing Group to be shown at the Houses of Parliament Event



To design and create a sustainable, ethically aware and socially responsible product with a lower environmental impact that embodies and communicates sustainable and ethical practices. The presentation of your product must actively encourage and promote the benefits of ethical and environmental awareness, through its use of sustainable raw material with a lower environmental impact, manufacturing and production techniques. Special consideration should be taken with any fabrics and materials used.


Throughout the entire project you must clearly demonstrate how the product is lowering it’s environmental impact, and/or be beneficial to the environment, culture or community from which the materials are sourced.

A clear understanding of ethical practices must be prominent throughout the development, production and presentation of the product. Environmental impact along the entire supply chain and subsequent solutions to these issues must be addressed by the production of a product/products that embody sustainability and ethical practices.


  • The Dame Vivienne Westwood Sustainable and Ethical Award sponsored by Lenzing Group, supported by The Sustainable Angle and, the Ethical Fashion Forum is judged in two parts. All nominated graduates will have to submit a supporting statement for a pre-event shortlisting process by industry experts.

  • The supporting statement should explain the nominated graduate’s entry from concept to realisation including images and demonstrating that it meets all criteria as detailed above.

  • The supporting statement should be no more than 10MB in size and no longer than 10 pages.

  • Nominations made to the University Resources Portal by 18.00 Thursday 18th May

  • Shortlisted graduates MUST bring their FULL entry to Graduate Fashion Week for the Final Judging


Judging will take place on the nominated graduate’s university/ college Stand from: 10.30 - 13.00 | 14.00 - 16.00

The Judges for your Award will make themselves known and this will be your opportunity to talk through your idea and possibly answer questions from the Judges.

All nominated students MUST stay on their stand for the entirety of the day to ensure that they are available to meet the judges if requested.

The Winners and Runners up of each award will be announced at the Daily Award Ceremony in GFW Live! at 18.00 on the same day the award is judged.

In addition to the above mentioned prizes, the winners will receive a ticket to the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Awards Show at 19.00 on Wednesday 7th June

All the Exhibition Award Winners will have their winning work clearly highlighted on Wednesday 7th June and a mention during the GFW Gala Awards Show in the evening.

The Dame Vivienne Westwood Sustainable and Ethical Award is sponsored by Lenzing, supported by Ethical Fashion Forum and The Sustainable Angle