The awards, hosted by Sustain Magazine at the Troxy in East London celebrated 16 business’s contributions to a more sustainable UK. Rapanui beat off heavy competition from Balfour Beatty and Aggregate Industries to claim the Governance Award.
Rapanui believe that: “It’s not that people don’t care about where their clothing comes from and how it’s made, it’s just that they don’t know”; in response they developed a grading system called Eco-Labelling, similar to energy efficient light bulbs, plus an interactive map tool. The maps can be accessed from a shoppers Smartphone and show exactly where Rapanui’s clothing comes from, and how it is made.
Sustain Magazine Editor Jim McClelland said:
“…there is a real commitment within the industry to sustainability, and it's reassuring to see brands like Rapanui at the forefront of this change.”
Mart Drake-Knight said:
“We’re passionate about promoting sustainability;
Find out more about traceability and Rapanui at: http://www.rapanuiclothing.com/
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Rapanui is making eco fashion cool, founded by surfing brothers Rob and Mart Drake-Knight Rapanui makes clothes out of Organic natural fabrics in a Fair-wear Foundation certified wind powered factory.