For the second year, the British Council is proud to support Worth Partnership Project, funded by the European Commission, to reward the best sustainable design project presented by a team of at least two European designers/SMEs and give them the opportunity to expand their reach, experience and network. The Sustainable Makers Award 2020 is looking for the best innovative ideas able to transform the industry and to create a durable impact in their community and ecosystem.
The jury of the Sustainable Makers Award 2020 included Carole Collet (Director CSM LVMH Sustainable Innovation), Richard van der Laken (Founder and Creative Director of What Design Can Do) and Parvinder Marwaha (Design Lead at British Council) . The names of the winning projects will be revealed on Monday 19th October during Dutch Design Week. Last year designers Mayya Saliba and Mila Moisio (Tauko) were awarded the Sustainable Fashion Award as part of our Sustainable Fashion programme.
The winners will receive bespoke mentoring sessions to develop their initiative, a workshop with a leading design organisation in the UK and the opportunity to join the British Council’s Sustainable Makers Study Visit 2021, to meet and exchange with designers and experts specialising in circular design and sustainability.
About Circular Cultures by British Council
Circular Cultures is a new British Council sustainable design and creative economies programme in EU Europe, which aims to promote greater awareness around sustainable design, circularity and making cultures. It aims to embed a more critical dialogue around design and circularity, develop skills and knowledge of making leaders, and create new EU networks around sustainability and circularity.
This programme was a natural progression from the Sustainable Fashion programme between Spain, France and Greece, which created opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between designers, institutes and organisations working in sustainable fashion. The objective was to support a cultural shift towards sustainable models, providing a new framework for the industry and raising awareness of the impact of fashion on the environment. In the last three years, more than 200 European designers received specific training related to sustainability in Fashion, in partnership with prestigious institutions such as Central Saint Martins, the Onassis Foundation, Design Manchester, Re-Barcelona, MODA-FAD, Dweek Bilbao, Madrid Fashion Week and the Spanish Association of creators.