Sustainable City Awards

    Marks and Spencer among winners at Sustainable City Awards
    Winners of the Sustainable City Awards were announced yesterday evening at Mansion House. Eco-fashion ambassador Livia Firth and the British Fashion Council crowned high street retailer Marks and Spencer and fair trade milliners Pachacuti champions of Sustainable Fashion in the 2013 Sustainable City Awards. Organised by the City of London Corporation, and in its twelfth year the Sustainable City Awards have reinvented themselves this year with the new fashion category in partnership with the BFC, fresh from this season’s London Fashion Week which showcased their Estethica initiative, supporting the work of eco-fashion designers. Firth, whose passion for sustainability is reflected by her championing of cutting-edge ethically sourced design and style, judged the new Sustainable Fashion category alongside fellow judges Erin O’Connor, fashion model, writer and ambassador; Tamsin Blanchard, Fashion Editor at Telegraph Magazine; Orsola de Castro, co-curator of Estethica and co-founder of ethical label From Somewhere; and Anna Orsini, BFC strategic consultant. Winners were also revealed varying across 12 categories, by the City of London Corporation, including Wahaca, Close the Door Campaign, CA Cheuvreux, TFL, Camden Council, McGrath Group, British Land, Scope, Castle Climbing, Viridian Housing and Thrifty Couture, who took home the Overall Winner Award.

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