Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is celebrating their first year in operation and are acknowledging some of the individuals who have helped them along the way at the first annual Pratt Institute/BF+DA Positive Impact Awards. The focus is on innovators in design, technology and manufacturing.
The awards will honor 15 amazing individuals who have taken the challenge to advance the future of the fashion industry around the environment and society in 2015.
The award recipients are:
Corporate Leadership in Advancing Sustainability
Vision 2020 – No Excuses campaign
Eileen Fisher: Founder, EILEEN FISHER
Collaboration to Advance Sustainability in the Fashion Industry
Lewis Perkins: Senior Vice President, Cradle to Cradle Products
Industry Leadership in Creating a Sustainable Supply Chain
National Resources Defense Council Clean By Design initiative
Linda Greer: Director Environment and Health, NRDC
Sustainability in Film
Andrew Morgan: Director, The True Cost
News Reporting on Sustainability – Feature
Adam Matthews: Investigative Reporter, Toxic Fashion, Newsweek
News Reporting on Sustainability – Daily Coverage
Jasmin Malik Chua, Managing Editor, Ecouterre
t.LAB Award for Technology and Apparel
BF+DA Research Fellow Madison Maxey: Co-Founder, The Crated
s. LAB Award for Sustainable Strategies
BF+DA Venture Fellow Teel Lidow: Founder, Boerum Apparel
p.LAB Award for Design Innovation
BF+DA Venture Fellow Amanda Phelan: Founder, Phelan
BF+DA Mentors Award for Entrepreneurship
BF+DA Venture Fellow Charlie Morris: Founder, Fanmail
Pratt Young Entrepreneurs Award
BF+DA Junior Venture Fellow Aza Ziegler: Founder, Calle del Mar
BF+DA Junior Venture Fellow Caroline Kaufman: Founder, Caroline Kaufman
Pratt Design Educators for Technology and Sustainability
Professor Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman: Wearable Technology and IMARI Lab, Pratt Institute
The BF+DA venture fellows will be hosting open studios, the production LAB knitting machines and music will be cranking while they serve BF+DA “positive impact” cocktails and locally produced treats.
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