PSA: Calling All Brand Owners Who Are Passionate About Sustainability

An amazing opportunity for those pursuing sustainability in design.


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For the second year in a row, Zalando is partnering with Copenhagen Fashion Week to launch the Zalando Sustainability Award. The award aims to encourage fashion brands to explore sustainable alternatives and recognises strategies that contribute to a more sustainable industry. The winner will partner with Zalando in developing an exclusive capsule collection exploring innovative sustainability solutions and be awarded €20,000.

The award is almost an extension of Zalando’s keen sustainability focus which can be seen through it’s sustainability strategy, do.More which offers more insight into their carbon footprint and regular reports on their process to becoming a more eco friendly fashion platform which is amazing to see!

Last year saw contemporary Swedish brand House of Dagmar win the Zalando Sustainability Award. The brand is founded by three sisters who have placed a huge focus on sustainability and produce some pretty gorgeous pieces for your wardrobe!


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An esteemed panel of judges will carefully select the final three candidates. The international judging jury consists of industry thought-leaders, leadership representatives from Zalando, and the Copenhagen Fashion Show committee. The three finalists for the Zalando Sustainability Award will showcase at the official show venue and will be awarded 75.000 DKK / 10.000 Euro as support in production costs. They will also be given the opportunity to take part in Copenhagen Fashion Week’s official schedule which is very exciting in itself!


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The winner will be awarded with an incredible partnership with Zalando in developing an exclusive capsule collection with a focus on sustainability including the piloting of innovation solutions around materials, production processes, traceability etc. and a few more exciting opportunities as well as a monetary prize of 20,000 Euro.

To apply you must submit a motivational letter and sustainability strategy as a pdf. to no later than May 4th 2021. Good luck!

Read more about the award here!

By Fashion Ed, Megan Fox


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