D – At the Fairtrade Awards 2018, Brands Fashion won second place in the category “Manufacturers”. The award is conferred by the non-profit association TransFair e.V. Brands Fashion was the only textile company nominated for the award. The CEO of Brands Fashion Dr. Uli Hofmann and the company’s CCO Silke Rosebrock were presented with the award on March 21, 2018 during a gala at the Ellington Hotel in Berlin. The jury’s decision was based on the fact that the award winners carry out pioneering work for more fairness in the cultivation of cotton and across the textile supply chain.
Brands Fashion develops and produces high quality and fashionable working clothes as well as fashion collections for renowned companies in Europe and the USA. The textile specialists pursue the aim of making all collections out of 100% biological cotton as far as possible.
The confectionery manufacturer, Ferrero, that implements fair cocoa took first prize at this year’s Fairtrade Awards. Third place went to the “Fair Coal” project of the confessional youth associations that are creating perspectives for small farmers on the Philippines with sustainable charcoal made of coconut shells.
The Fairtrade Awards honour companies and civil societies that assert themselves in an exemplary way for the Fairtrade system and Fairtrade-certified products. The award was conferred for the sixth time this year.