The Circular Fashion Awards ceremony took place on October 16th, during an online ceremony attended by 1500 people, revealing the 9 rewarded projects
The Circular Fashion Awards ceremony took place on October 16th, during an online ceremony attended by 1500 people, revealing the projects that were rewarded for their innovative and sustainable character. This ceremony was held under the patronage of Pascal Camphin, President of the Environment committee at the European Parliament.
The competition was open to projects whose aim is to introduce on the market a good or a service combining innovation and sustainability while offering alternative economic models, engaging in social and environmental responsibility through eco conception practices, recycling and new modes of distribution. 271 projects have been received among which 27 were selected as finalists. More than 18000 people have taken part to the public vote. And finally 7 awards were delivered for both small and large-sized firms, by a panel of experts in fashion, industry, circular economy and fair investment and 2 awards by the public.
The Public Prize was given to Hipli, a project which develops reusable packagings for e-stores. This project also won the « Espoir » (Hope) award for small-sized firms.
In the large-sized firms category, the Espoir award was delivered to Mondial Tissus, whose initiative « Faire soi-même » (« Create by yourself ») enabled customers to develop sewing skill within group workshops and to share their experience.
The Booster award for small-sized firms was given to Trois Tricoteurs, a project aiming at producing knitted jumpers in front of customers, thanks to an innovative machine. TBS was awarded the Booster award for large-sized firms, as its project introducing the ReSource sneakers, made through to a circular conception.
Then comes the « Honneur » Award (« Honor »), delivered to the small-sized firm Laines Paysannes, whose approach fosters local production of wood from the Pyrénées. 1083 won the Honneur Award for large-sized firms, with its project of returnable jeans, made of recycled and recyclable polyester.
Finally, the « Coup de Cœur » (Public’s Favourite) awards were deliverd to Hero, for its hoodies made in France with recycled fabrics, and to Greendy Pact, which offers exchanges of second-hand clothes for women and young children to its customers.
Partners of the Circular Fashion Awards will now accompany the winners by providing financial and technical support as well as commercial expertise.