Ethical Fashion Forum Design Innovation Winners

The Ethical Fashion Forum design competition seeks to reward innovation in design and sustainability. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Here are highlights of my favorite.

AFIA

Afia Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion ForumAfia Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion Forum DressAfia Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion Forum Summer DressAfia’s “urban indigenous” style blends traditional Ghana textiles with urban American style.  The textiles are purchased from small vendors and sewn by Ghanaian seamstresses paid a fair wage.

www.afia.com

SOHAM DAVE

Soham Dave Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion ForumSoham Dave Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion Forum Blue DressSoham Dave Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion Forum White DressSoham Dave is inspired by principles of meditation, spirituality, and creative energy, and a belief in “optimum utilization of resources through the use of natural biodegradable hand crafted materials.” The company works to make entrepreneurs out of women artisans and promotes local artisans who adopt eco- friendly production techniques to create products for the urban market.

CARRIE PARRY

Carrie Parry Fall 2011 Collection Sustainable Designer Red Dress

photo: Tamar Levine

Carrie Parry creates sophisticated clothes that incorporate elegance, playfulness, and practicality from fabrics like organic cotton and wool, cupro, tencel, and recycled polyester jersey. I interviewed Ms. Parry not too long ago. You can read the interview here.

www.carrieparry.com

ULTRA

Ultra Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion Forum BlackUltra Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion Forum

Ultra Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion Forum black dressUltra blends fashion forward design and sustainability to create an edgy and sexy collection. Ultra uses fabrics like recycled spandex jersey, tencel, recycled polyester, recycled PET and freshwater fish skin leather and produces pieces in-house. The company has launched ULTRA 10, a collection of 10 pieces that is designed to be the only thing a woman needs for the whole year.

www.theultraultra.com

CHICHIA FOR MADE BY AFRICA

Chichia For Made By Africa Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion Forum Dress
Chichia For Made By Africa Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion Forum RomperChichia For Made By Africa Fashion Collection Innovation Award Winner Ethical Fashion Forum Yellow Black Dress Chichia, in collaboration with Made by Africa organic cottons has created these bright and bold pieces made from traditional printed fabrics known as Khangas. The clothing is produced in a fair-trade certified factory in Tanzania. It is the first factory to be awarded with the SA8000 certification in East Africa.

Chichia London

For more information visit Ethical Fashion Forum

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s