BFC Launches Changemakers Prize

BFC Launches Changemakers Prize

The British Fashion Council creates prize to celebrate unsung heroes making positive change in the fashion industry

The British Fashion Council in partnership with Swarovski has announced its new Changemakers Prize. The project celebrates individuals in the fashion industry who are making outstanding contributions to the industry and striving for positive change.

Entrants across the UK can be nominated by colleagues, peers, or employers. The BFC is encouraging anyone who knows someone that they think is deserving of the prize to nominate them, no matter their job title or level within the industry – the prize seeks to honor its unsung heroes. The winners will receive a £5,000 cash prize and a mentoring package that offer support to continue their work.

A panel of judges made up of high-profile individuals from the fashion and creative industries will select nine finalists and then three winners, each representing one of the pillars of the BFC’s Institute of Positive Fashion: environment, people, and craftsmanship and community. The panel consists of Caroline Rush, BFC chief executive; Giovanna Engelbert, Swarovski creative director; Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief, British Vogue & European editorial director, Vogue; Farrah Storr, editor-in-chief, ELLE UK; Ib Kamara, editor-in-chief, Dazed; Jo Ellison, Editor, How to Spend It and Deputy Editor, FT Weekend; Lily Cole, model, and activist; Munroe Bergdorf, model, and activist, and Tan France, fashion television personality.

Nominations are open now here. The Impression applauds the organization for getting behind those bts who simply help. We have a rich and diverse community within fashion and it is heartwarming to see The British Fashion Council seek to highlight those whose positive efforts help fashion put our best face forward.