The circular design for fashion book
It has been written in recognition of fashion’s huge potential to move towards a circular economy.
The CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022 celebrated those that have emerged in the Italian and international fashion industry as leading in their commitment to sustainability in its highest sense: vision, innovation, commitment to craftsmanship, inclusivity, circular economy, human rights and environmental justice.
Explore the stories and legacies of four circular design pioneers who were recognised in the 2022 edition - EILEEN FISHER, NKWO, Timberland and Vestiaire Collective. As contributors to the Foundation’s Circular Design for Fashion Book, their stories highlight how fashion can be redefined through circular design and the journey they’ve taken to get there.
Divided into fourteen categories, the Awards acknowledged those setting ambitious targets and taking concrete action towards change, with a strong focus on sustainable and circular innovation.
For the 2022 edition, Dame Ellen MacArthur was appointed as chair of the Jury - overseeing the judging process and bringing a circular economy lens across all Award categories.
This global event highlights creatives' outstanding contributions and formidable efforts to design a fashion industry that is better for people and the environment. It is no easy task, the fashion industry is on a journey and whilst there is a long way to go, the steps that are being taken demonstrate important momentum, and should be celebrated and showcased so that others are inspired to take action. - Dame Ellen MacArthur
In the same year, the Foundation introduced a new Award - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Award for Circular Economy - to celebrate those leading the way in applying the principles of a circular economy to their work. In 2022, the Foundation was delighted to present this Award to Timberland as the winner, for taking considerable strides towards integrating a circular economy with their Timberloop Trekker.
Not only considering product design – balancing both durability and recyclability – but also redesigning their global business model around take-back and resale to ensure their products are circulated and used more. Alongside these efforts to eliminate waste and circulate products, Timberland has also actively sought to regenerate nature, by investing in regenerative agriculture across their supply chain, advancing reforestation, and improving farmers’ livelihoods.