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Vogue names INDIGENOUS and Stella McCartney as leaders in sustainable fashion

We have just won a huge sustainable fashion industry leadership award, judged by leaders from Vogue, Vivienne Westwood, British Fashion Council, GQ, and more!

Sustainable fashion businesses win leadership award, judged by leaders from Vogue, GQ
We are among ten to gain a place on the prestigious 2019 CO10—a first-of-its-kind awards campaign run by Common Objective, designed to recognize the leaders and disruptors in the sustainable fashion space.

The CO Leadership Awards champion fashion businesses that are pushing the boundaries of creativity—combining great products and services with business practices that change lives and solve environmental challenges. The awards recognize trailblazers across the full spectrum of fashion business: brands, suppliers, communities, and organizations.

The 2019 CO10 are pioneers of business in three dimensions: driving an immense amount of value for people, for the planet, and for profits. Judges hailed from Vogue Australia, GQ, Farfetch, Vivienne Westwood, Roland Mouret, UN Conscious Fashion Campaign, and more.

“For the last 25 years, we have worked tirelessly with our producer partners, collaborating with artisans in Peru and around the world. Together, we have created a thriving business that is also a force for good and a fashion line that empowers the women who make it.” – Scott Leonard, Indigenous Co-Founder and CEO 

The 10 businesses awarded the CO10 are:

Raeburn - A British luxury upcycling brand synonymous with design-led upcycling of unconventional materials. Ethos of Remake, Reduce, Recycle.

Osklen - A Brazillian luxury brand, experimental and innovative in its approach, with a vision to make Brazil a sustainable development innovation hub.

Stella McCartney - A British luxury brand, data-driven in their sustainability and innovation. Leader of the global sustainable fashion movement.

Bottletop - Accessories brand founded through a design collaboration with Mulberry. Supports artisan makers in Brazil, and educates young people through their foundation.

INDIGENOUS - An established US lifestyle brand, that invests in 1,000+ Peruvian artisan workers by providing microfinance. Their fair trade clothing line is made sustainably from 100% organic cotton, eco-friendly Tencel, free-range alpaca.

Outland Denim - An Australian denim brand championed by the likes of Meghan Markle. Made from 100% organic cotton, their production offers employment and training to vulnerable women.

Mayamiko - Made in Malawi urban youth brand, Mayamiko takes ‘made in Africa’ to the masses. Provides training to local garment workers,

Sonica Sarna Design - High-end artisan producer, including clients such as Mara Hoffman, VFCorp and Whistles.

Ethical Apparel Africa (EAA) - A network of production facilities throughout Africa. Developing communities and enabling market access for African production.

The Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills - The world’s first vertically integrated Fairtrade organic cotton supplier - from yarn to finished product. Leader of sustainable cotton production and manufacturing.

 Indigenous CO10 Leadership Award Winner 2019

About INDIGENOUS organic + fair trade fashion

At INDIGENOUS, we are obsessed with creating a culture of caring through design and lifting the lives of artisans and communities through fair trade. We earned our place in the top 10 with our unwavering commitment to sustainability and fair trade fashion, and an innovative vertical supply chain that invests in over 1000 artisans, while working with microfinance institutions like Root Capital to help artisans grow their workshops and improve their lives. Using 100% organic cotton, free-range alpaca, and eco-friendly Tencel, every piece of clothing we make is kind to people and soft on the planet.

Thank you for joining our slow fashion movement! 

co10 leadership award


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