Country Road Invests in Developing South African Talent in the Sustainable Fashion Industry

For the second consecutive year, Country Road, a brand at the forefront of implementing a sustainable design approach and long committed to supporting local creatives in the fashion industry, has partnered with Twyg to award the winner of the Sustainable Fashion Changemaker category with a cash prize of R100 000.

Twyg, the not-for-profit company dedicated to inspiring change and supporting a more eco-conscious and forward-thinking future, will host the third annual Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards come 18 November 2021. The awards were launched in 2019 to recognise and celebrate the bold steps taken by eco-conscious and forward-thinking South African designers. 

Lara Klawikowski, the Cape Town-based designer and recipient of last year’s Changemaker Award, sponsored by Country Road, waxes lyrical about what the prize money has meant to her and her business. “It was an incredible gift as it helped me sustain my business during the pandemic at a time when almost all events were cancelled, and sales were low. It’s meant that I’m able to continue creating, designing, thinking of the future and planning ahead knowing that I have the financial resources to do so.”

Entries for the third annual Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards are now open.  Nominations close on 11 October 2021. To apply, please visit https://twyg.co.za/awards/ 

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