Cnmi Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022

The closing event of Milan fashion week is dressed in green, which yesterday celebrated the end of the week dedicated to women’s spring / summer 2023 collections.

As usual was the ceremony for the delivery of the Cnmi Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022, held yesterday at the Teatro alla Scala.

An event dedicated to sustainability and the result of a joint effort: promoted by the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, the award ceremony saw the collaboration of the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative (Efi), a program of the International Trade Center, and the support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ice Agency and the Municipality of Milan.

Protagonists of the event, personalities and realities that have distinguished themselves in the panorama of Italian and international fashion thanks to their commitment to sustainability “in its highest meaning, for vision, innovation, commitment to craftsmanship, recognition of differences, economy circular, human rights and environmental justice ”, reads the official note issued by the body.

The prizes were 14, awarded by the 12 members of the designated jury and celebrated with an event presented by Rossy De Palma, attended by 1,500 spectators. Also present in the jury is Carlo Capasa, president of Cnmi, together with Dame Ellen MacArthur, Simone Cipriani, Roberta Annan, Paola Deda, Kerry Kennedy, Teneshia Carr, Federica Marchionni, Ai Tominaga, Samata Pattinson, Teddy Quinlivan and Michelangelo Pistoletto.

The Visionary Award was presented to Giorgio Armani by Cate Blanchett.

Awards also go to Marco Bizzarri of Gucci, who received the The Climate Action award, Patrizio Bertelli of Prada with The Oceans Award, Renzo Rosso of Otb Group with Arianna Alessi who received the The Philantrophy & Society Award, delivered by Ghali. And again, Bartolomeo Rongone of Bottega Veneta was awarded The Craft & Italian Artisanship Award while Kulsum Shadab Wahab and Rubana Huq respectively the The Social Impact Award and The Human Rights Award. Also awarded were Franco and Giacomo Loro Piana (The Woolmark Company Award for Innovation), Ermenegildo Zegna (The Biodiversity Conservation Award), Eileen Fisher (The Pioneer Award), Mariano Alonso and Nick Barber (The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Award for Circular Economy).

Excellence Magazine is particularly proud of the results achieved by Eileen Akbaraly included in the nominations for her Made for a Woman project. Our magazine awarded the young entrepreneur, during the Gala evening dedicated to the Green Awards in 2020, for the Sustainable Fashion category.

explains the publisher Nicola Sangiorgio.

The Made for a Woman project was born with the aim of improving the lives of vulnerable women in developing countries by allowing them to express themselves through the art of weaving. Made for a Woman is a luxury accessories brand founded in 2019 among the bright colors of Madagascar, a garden of Eden where people live in misery, often on less than € 1 a day.

To honor Eileen Akbaraly for the consistency and dedication she is showing in carrying out such a great project, we dedicate our photo gallery to her creations.

Credit: Caterina Colapietro

Emanuela Zini
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