Fashion Impact



The Fashion Impact category recognises businesses that are using design to positively impact the future of the fashion industry from a sustainability perspective.

The global estimated value of the fashion industry is a staggering $US2.4 trillion*, however behind oil, it is the most destructive industry to our planet. Not mentioning the well-known implications of fashion supply chains, it is estimated that approximately 6000kg of clothing is dumped into landfill every 10 minutes**. What are we doing to future-proof our industry and the planet?

This category recognises innovative organisations and approaches across:

  • Advocacy – public awareness, education, lobbying through film, events, conferences, campaigns.
  • Design – supply chain, innovative use of materials, production techniques, shifts to a circular economy.
  • E-platforms – that promote or aggregate sustainable fashion labels, renting, re-selling or up-cycling clothing.

* State of Fashion Report, McKinsey & Company, 2017   **War on Waste Stories, ABC TV, 2017

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