Keeping on keeping on at the sustainable fashion awards
Winning designers straddle the space between environmental activism and the fashion world
A few weeks ago local designers were celebrated at the inaugural Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards. Amanda Laird Cherry won the Changemaker award. The other winners were Lukyanho Mdingi, Sindisi Khumalo, Sealand Gear, The Ethical Market, Katenkani Moreku and Clive Rundle.
Special mention was given to Laduma Ngxokolo, Rich Mnisi, Palesa Mokubung, Sindiso Khumalo and Thebe Magugu for their international recognition and for their work in cultural sustainability.
“These designers are on the forefront of creatively reimagining (and decolonising) African fashion, by fashioning new stories, located in colour, practices and materials that are culturally sensitive, relevant, recuperative and celebratory,” said Erica de Greef, co-founder of the African Fashion Research Institute...