Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lav & Kush Needs Your Help!

Lav & Kush has been nominated for the first ever Fashion Takes Action Award.

The winner of the award is selected by YOU! The Voting Deadline is April 16th and voting only takes a second.

Please follow the link at the end of this post to cast your vote and for more information.

Lav & Kush is very excited to be nominated for this award as nominees were selected based on their roles in the sustainable fashion movement and had to meet the following rigorous criteria:

Materials used:
The company must use sustainably manufactured (ie organic cotton, hemp, tencel, ramie etc) materials and may also show how they have repurposed material, or upcycled fabric. It was also taken into consideration if the company implemented the use of eco friendly dyes, trim, notions etc. production, design and special features.

This category looked at the production stage of the life-cycle, with a focus on labour and human rights, and the use of local or overseas production. Certification schemes and procedures that a company has in place that ensures adherence to international standards was a main consideration as well as if they have been mindful of the carbon footprint associated with manufacturing.

This category looks at the overall design aesthetic – is it fashionable? Wearable? Seasonless? In addition, this category looks at what design solutions and techniques may have been used such as slow fashion, innovative fabrics etc.

Special Features:
Any extra eco-initiatives taken on by the company such as hang tags, hangers, garment bags, energy efficiency, waste policy etc. was also taken into consideration. Companies were also nominated if they educate their customers on safe and responsible laundering habits, and product disposal. Also, any charitable work, such as donations or volunteerism, was also highlighted in this category.

For more information and to cast your vote, check out:

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