The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, celebrates the best in sustainable fashion.
GCFA 2019 is an initiative by Eco Age’s Livia Firth and is in its third edition of celebrating the best in sustainable fashion.
This year’s Awards were hosted by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Eco-Age on 22nd September 2019, and reflected the commitment of fashion houses to sustainability, as they work to embrace rapid change while preserving the heritage and authenticity of small-scale producers. Held at Teatro alla Scala during Milan Fashion Week, the GCFA highlights the Handprint of Fashion.
Let’s have a look at the Winners!
The GCFA Legacy Award – Valentino Garavani
The GCFA Groundbreaker Award – Stella McCartney
The Social Media Changemaker Award – Doutzen Kroes
The Franca Sozzani GCFA Award for Best Emerging Designer – Flavia La Rocca
The GCFA Visionary Award – Francois Henri-Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering Group
The Eco Stewardship Award – The Association of Venetian Gondoliers
The GCFA Circular Economy Award – Healthy Seas
The CMNI in Recognition of Sustainability Award – Max Mara and Zegna
The GCFA Award for Technology and Innovation – SprintItaly and SICIT
The Responsible Disruption Award – I Was a Sari
The GCFA North Star Award – NYU Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights and The Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion
The Art of Craftsmanship Award – Pino Grasso
- The Iconic Green Carpet was made by Econyl
- Event host Livia Firth wore a 2014 silver gown by Armani Prive that had been brought out from the archives specially for the occasion. And spouse Colin Firth wore his old Tom Ford Tuxedo, promoting #30Wears.
- Established in 2009, the Green Carpet Challenges encourages celebs & designers to walk the green carpet in ethically made garments. You can browse through all the amazing looks here and finally bust the myth that Sustainable clothes cannot look glamorous!
Side Note: We Love Livia Firth’s passion and tireless commitment to make fashion sustainable! ♥️
All photos by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Eco-Age.