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ICYMI: Here Are The 2020 Twyg Sustainable Fashion Award Finalists
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Twyg has officially announced the list of finalists for this year’s Sustainable Fashion Awards which is a celebration of local designers leading the narrative in the sustainable and ethical fashion spaces.

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With that, the 2020 Twyg Sustainable Fashion Award finalists are as follows:

Innovative Design and Materials:

  • Anmari Honiball
  • Lara Klawikowski
  • Sealand Gear
  • The Sewing Cafe

Accessory Award:

  • Ivy Grace
  • Matsidiso
  • The Wren Designs

Trans-seasonal Fashion Award:

  • African Renaissance Designs
  • Fields
  • Tshepo Jeans

Retail Award:

  • Chic Mamas Can Do
  • Convoy
  • Mungo

Nicholas Coutts Award:

  • Beagle & Basset
  • The Seen Collective
  • Viviers Studio

Student Award:

  • KQ_Made
  • Loskop
  • Vanklan

Influencer Award:

  • Nomfundo Liyanna Basini
  • Yasmin Furmie
  • Zolani Mahola
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As far as the judging process goes, the competition had a well-versed panel of industry experts and professionals. They include founder and director of Fezile Fashion Academy, Fezile Mdletshe-Mkhize; content creator, Kelly Fung; national coordinator of Fashion Revolution, Cyril Naicker; founder of The Beach Co-op, Aaniyah Omardien and vice dean Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg, Desiree Smal.

In determining the finalists, the judges were tasked with the responsibility of selecting three finalists for each category with the Innovative Design and Materials category receiving an additional finalist.

Commenting on the judges’ decisions is Twyg founder and director, Jackie May who had this to say:

“The judges’ decisions emphasize exciting direction in fashion such as the made-to-order manufacturing model, trans-seasonal clothing, the upcycling of plastic and textile waste, and increasing the use of handcraft and natural dyes. The attention to collaboration and the healing of our environment is inspiring.”

 

 

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