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Stars turn out for The Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan

Now in its third year, it salutes brands working towards a more sustainable future.

The third annual edition of The Green Carpet Fashion Awards took place in Milan this week. Hosted by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana in collaboration with Eco-Age, the awards saw some of the biggest names in fashion celebrated for their work shifting the industry towards better sustainability.

Alessandro Michele, Lou Doillon wearing Gucci and Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri attend The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, in Milan, Italy. Dave Benett, Getty Images for Eco-Age Ltd
Alessandro Michele, Lou Doillon wearing Gucci and Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri attend The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, in Milan, Italy. Dave Benett, Getty Images

Yet, the environment is a thorny topic in fashion. With the industry worth an estimated $2.4 trillion, employing hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, change is inevitably going to be slow. Given the global scale of production and distribution, ensuring every element is up to scratch is certainly a mammoth task. Some labels are definitely handling the journey better than others, and for those that are leading the change, this award ceremony is all the more important.

Here is the 2019 winners list in full:

The GCFA Legacy Award - Valentino Garavani

The GCFA Groundbreaker Award - Stella McCartney

Award winner Stella McCartney attends the Green Carpet Fashion Awards during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020. Stefania D'Alessandro,Getty Images
Award winner Stella McCartney attends the Green Carpet Fashion Awards during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020. Getty Images

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

Arizona Muse attends the Green Carpet Fashion Awards during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020.  Jacopo Raule,Getty Images
Arizona Muse attends the Green Carpet Fashion Awards during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020. Getty Images

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

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Updated: September 25, 2019 03:14 PM

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