I’m very pleased to announce that one of this blog’s favourite organic fabric suppliers, Lebenskleidung was honoured with a SOURCE AWARD 2013 this week – a Global Award For Sustainable Fashion.
I’ve long been a fan of Lebenskleidung and I congratulate them on this win – they fully deserve it and have more than earned it! To give you a taste of the lush fabrics they offer, I’ve peppered this post with some examples of things I’ve made using their wares.
The SOURCE Awards put the spotlight on best practice in the fashion industry, from field to final product.
The SOURCE Award Winners 2013
On Tuesday 3rd December, inspiring fashion pioneers, press and key industry figures met at the House of Lords in London, for the 2013 SOURCE Awards Winner announcements, hosted by Baroness Lola Young, OBE and Founder of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability. Winners were selected by an inspirational judging panel, including: Dolly Jones, editor of Vogue.com; Brigitte Steppitus, Head of Couture at Vivienne Westwood; Summer Rayne Oakes, social activist, eco-model and co-founder of Source4Style; Amber Valetta, American supermodel and sustainable fashion spokesperson.
There were 4 SOURCE Awards categories: 1. SOURCE: Design Leader 2. SOURCE: Sustainable Brand (Split into 9 Sub-Categories) 3. SOURCE Retail Award (Split into 2 Sub-Categories) 4. SOURCE Sustainable Supplier/ manufacturer (Split into 2 Sub-Categories) – Winner ‘Lebenskleidung’
Lebenskleidung, a Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified Textile Agency from Berlin, Germany wholesaling fabrics won the fourth category for Sustainable Supplier/Manufacturer. This category recognises pioneering suppliers that are combining real impact in social and environmental terms with outstanding supply or production services.
This award was open to suppliers and manufacturers of all sizes from fair trade groups to production units, factories and fabric suppliers, globally. The award recognizes sustainable practices in the supply chain, both social: empowering workers, sustainable livelihoods, poverty reduction, and community impact, and environmental: from low energy to organic and eco- innovation, combined with a high standard of service.
To celebrate this win, Lebenskleidung is offering 10% DISCOUNT on orders placed until December 15th 2013 with the voucher code AWARD2013 (the offer does not appply to linen and leather).
Lebenskleidung have some very exciting new fabrics in their range including organic leather and linen both from Germany.
(Dear Father Christmas, if you happen to read this post, I’ve got my eye on the linen jersey and I’ve been a good girl this year – just so you know! Thank you!)