True to its ethical mandate of seeking new opportunities to support entrepreneurs in South Africa’s circular economy, the PET Plastic Recycling Company (PETCO) has come on board as a sponsor of the inaugural Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards, which are open for nominations until August 18. The eight award categories* are aimed at recognising South African designers who have adopted a sustainable design approach and fostered ethical practices in the fashion industry.
Aside from the student award, all nominees must have been in business for at least one year and be able to demonstrate ethical labour practice and transparency in practices and sourcing. The judging panel includes Superbalist head of content Kelly Fung, University of Johannesburg fashion design academic Dr Desiree Smal, Fashion Revolution South Africa coordinator Cyril Naicker, Durban University of Technology lecturer Fezile Mdletshe-Mkhize, and Aaniyah Omardien, founder of The Beach Co-op, an NGO focused on changing consumer behaviour through clean-up activations.
For more information on the Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards’ categories and to submit nominations, visit www.twyg.co.za.