By Sarah Ditty, Deputy Editor, SOURCE Intelligence
The Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF)

The SOURCE Awards:
Rewarding Outstanding Achievements in
Fashion and Sustainability

The SOURCE Awards put the spotlight on the most innovative and inspirational businesses, individuals, and initiatives in the fashion industry, globally.

The awards recognise excellence in 12 different categories, from design innovation to brand leadership across women’s, men’s, accessories, and children’s wear, sustainable supply / manufacture, retail, and individual contribution.

SOURCE recognises that sustainable practices are not an optional add on- but a fundamental requirement for any business to compete in commercial and resource terms in the fashion industry today.

Already, the businesses at the cutting edge in product design, innovation, and brand leadership, are the businesses that are also pioneering when is comes to sustainability. The foremost sector leaders are transforming livelihoods for the workers in their supply chains, driving forward the environmental agenda, and proving that best practice means integrating the triple bottom line. The SOURCE Awards recognise, celebrate and showcase the best of best practice in the sector.

The SOURCE Awards expand upon seven seasons of showcasing excellence by the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF), through it’s INNOVATION Awards, which have acted as a launch pad for an emerging generation of inspirational design talent.

It’s free to enter and open to all, from individuals to businesses, in every country in the world. The Awards are a part of the SOURCE platform, a groundbreaking social enterprise and resource for fashion professionals, including SOURCE Intelligence Magazine, SOURCE Database and SOURCE Network.

Why Apply?

SOURCE Award winners benefit from recognition across the fashion industry as leaders in both fashion business and sustainability terms. The SOURCE platform, which includes SOURCE Intelligence, Database, and Network, is the definitive resource for fashion businesses, professionals, buyers, press and consumers for information and to connect with sustainable fashion businesses. Reaching tens of thousands of fashion professionals in 127 countries every week, the SOURCE is set to become the premier online fashion business intelligence and sourcing platform.

SOURCE Award winners benefit from promotion on SOURCE Intelligence, through SOURCE Bulletins, on SOURCE Network, and directly to buyers, partner promotional platforms and press, online, through events and through direct recommendations, for which the EFF gets regular requests. Winners benefit from Award winners logo that can be used on website and emails as well as Award Certificate.

Application is through a simple one page online form. You can apply for an award in up to 3 categories with a single application process.

FINAL DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: TUESDAY 31ST JULY 2012, 6PM GMT. However please submit your application as soon as possible, so that judges have adequate time to review all entries.

Apply online now


Nominate an business or individual for a SOURCE Award.There are 12 SOURCE award categories, covering every industry sector.

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