BFC announces nine Changemakers finalists
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has released the names of the nine finalists for the recently-launched BFC Changemakers Prize. In all, there were over 500 applicants vying to become one of three winners who will receive a £7,500 cash prize and mentoring package.
The new project, launched in partnership with Swarovski, aims to “discover and celebrate individuals within the fashion industry, the unsung stars with the ability to ignite dreams, who go above and beyond, making outstanding contributions, striving for positive change and inspiring others on their journey”.
Entrants were nominated by colleagues, peers, employers and businesses, “recognising their outstanding work within one of the three pillars of the BFC’s Institute of Positive Fashion: Environment, People or Craftsmanship, and Community”.
The nominees are: Cyndia Harvey (Hair-maker); Laura Johnson/Zoe Proctor (Image-makers); Rahemur Rahman (Image-maker); John Hickling (Craft-maker); Natalie Glaze/Zanna Van Dijk (Eco-makers); Patrick McDowell (Dress-maker); Andrew Kenny (Thread-maker); Cozette McCreery (Community-maker); and Daisy Knatchbull (Stitch-maker).
The BFC is increasingly organising events and competitions that promote ethical and sustainable practices, with its first Institute of Positive Fashion Forum this year being a good example of this.
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