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THIS YEAR, THE INNOVATION AWARDS HAVE BEEN EXPANDED AND LAUNCHED AS THE SOURCE AWARDS, INCLUDING AWARDS IN 12 DIFFERENT CATEGORIES, ACROSS THE ENTIRE FASHION INDUSTRY.

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SINCE 2008, THE INNOVATION AWARDS HAVE ACTED AS A LAUNCHPAD FOR A GENERATION OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN TALENT.

1. Rewarding innovation in design and sustainability

The INNOVATION Award seeks out and promotes inspirational emerging design talent. Entries will be judged on the basis of outstanding design and product quality, as well as social and environmental innovation.

Winners will be rewarded for initiatives which benefit the people and communities behind their products, as well as for minimising their impact on the environment and addressing environmental challenges.

2. Inspiring a new generation of fashion designers

The competition aims to inspire and motivate a new generation of design leaders to integrate sustainability at the core of what they do, and in turn to become influential in relation the the sustainability of the industry overall.

3. Widespread press coverage

The competition offers widespread international coverage for its winners and runners up.

4. Showcasing at Pure London

Unfortunately we are not able to offer this prize to applicants during 2012. However all winners benefit from widespread promotion and recognition as sector leaders.

6. Expert judging panel

Entries will be judged by a judging panel made up of some of the most important figures in the fashion industry as well as leading experts in the field of sustainability.

“This has been an amazing projection of progress, Pure has opened up a whole world of buyers I would never have met otherwise” Mia Nisbet, MIA: Recycling and changing lives in Malawi, INNOVATION Award winner

“The opportunity that the competition provides is an amazing advantage in terms of business growth by providing free trade marketing for the next season…” Olivia Kennaway, Lalesso: supporting communities in Kenya, INNOVATION Award winner

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