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Supporters INNOVATION

Dolly Jones

Editor, Vogue.com

“The INNOVATION competition supports and promotes designers who are set to make a difference for people and the environment. VOGUE.COM is committed to supporting the project and its goals and the team is proud to be involved.”

Dolly Jones

Erin O'Connor

Model

“Some of the most talented design graduates are now considering people and the environment when they create their collections. This competition will encourage more designers to follow suit.”

Erin O'Connor

Frances Corner

Head of College, London College of Fashion

“INNOVATION is a great opportunity for new and emerging fashion designers and businesses who are committed to great design and to a sustainable and ethical industry. It will showcase their work, give them business support and generally assist the cause of creating a totally sustainable fashion industry.”

Frances Corner

Henrietta Goodden

Senior Tutor in Fashion, Royal College of Art
“There is a strong, continually growing awareness of the importance of sustainability and ethical standards in fashion products. The support of INNOVATION provides the commercial opportunity for new designers to nurture their ideas and realise their ambitions.”

Laura Bailey

Model. Supporter of the Innovation Fairtrade Award.

“The cotton growers urgently need the future of fashion to be Fairtrade, so this is a fantastic opportunity for the future talent in British fashion to use Fairtrade cotton to produce some innovative designs.”

Photo by Trevor Leighton

Laura Bailey

Justin Thornton

Designer, Preen

“There are a lot of things to get right in order to succeed as a designer. It is important that information on sustainability and sourcing options are made more available to designers. This competition will help to raise awareness of sustainability and encourage new designers to engage with it.”

Justin Thornton

Roland Mouret

Designer

“The INNOVATION competition is a really important step to support new designers, and encourage them to think of the ethics behind what they do”

Roland Mouret