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The Excellence Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations in the industry. The programme provides a platform to recognize the people and companies that are driving change.
Our programme is designed to highlight excellence within the sector by looking at a range of corporate activities including deals, business projects and company initiatives, both internal and in the community.
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What are Product Launches?
The Product Launches category recognises companies that have launched notable new products or services into the market. This can include physical products, software as well as the launch of services and concepts.
We will be specifically looking at novelty, including companies launching products into new areas or innovation in the product’s design, manufacture or marketing.
The fashion industry has always had a knack for launching new products that strike awe in consumers. The product launches ranked below prove this and show the industry is releasing a steady stream of innovative and sustainability-oriented products, services and initiatives.
The companies ranked below have shown a keen commitment to environmental and sustainability oriented in particular with some releases such as fluorine-free water repellent coating, a guidebook for industry circularity and metal and halogen free dyes showing an innovation-driven approach.
The companies in this category have been launching new apparel brands, collections, sportswear as well as 3D performance fabrics.
The companies in this category have launched an array of environmental projects including ones based around renewable energy, circularity and water conservation.
The companies in this category have launched various ESG solutions such as emissions calculators, product lifecycle management solutions, and sustainability indices.
The companies in this category have been launching innovative facilities such as innovation hubs, production facilities for mycelium and eco-textiles as well as designer studios.
The companies in this category have been launching marketplaces such as rental subscription programs, stockless fulfilment models, retail brands and online marketplace platforms.
The companies in this category have been launching digital services such as digital marketplaces, blockchain-based IoT rental services and in-app sizing recommendations.
The companies in this category have been working on launching services focused on second-hand sales of apparel as well as platforms for reselling.
The companies in this category have been launching sustainable textiles and apparel, such as low-carbon, hemp-made, biodegradable collections as well as on-demand production, recycled textiles and metal and halogen free dyes.
The companies in this category have been launching innovative technologies such as fluorine-free water repellent coating, resource-efficient dyeing, 3D footwear scanning tech and robot mannequins.
The companies in this category have launched traceability solutions such as programs for supply-chain sustainability, certified material compliance, certifications for upcycling, as well as a traceability ecosystem for the industry.