I’m delighted to be helping curate the Sustainable Luxury Awards in Buenos Aires, November 4th, 2011. Its organised by the Center for Study of Sustainable Luxury (CSSL) and the Authentic Luxury Network.
Innovation in creating luxury goods and services that promote positive social and environmental outcomes is growing. To recognise and support the pioneers in sustainable luxury, new international awards are being launched in 2011. These inaugural awards will take place on November 4th in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and will help profile leading brands in Latin America, and beyond. If you would like to nominate a brand, provide support for the event, or request information on attending the awards, please email María Fernanda Tacchini . Nominations close at the end of August.
Awards will be made for the best sustainable luxury: clothing and accessory company, jewellery or watch company, tourism company (including hotels), transportation company (including cars), beauty company, breakthrough/innovative company, and best researcher. The members of the jury are: Dana Thomas (author of the New York Times bestseller Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster), María Eugenia Girón (author of Inside Luxury and former CEO of Carrera y Carrera), Renata Mutis Black (founder of Seven Bar Foundation which partners with luxury for social change); Ana Laura Torres (coordinator of the Sustainable Textile Center); Professor Jem Bendell (co-author of Deeper Luxury and consultant in sustainable luxury); Eduardo Escobedo (United Nations officer working on cosmetics and clothing for biodiversity conservation) and Summer Rayne Oakes (environmental model, author and entrepreneur).
The day before the Awards night, Dana Thomas, María Eugenia Girón and Jem Bendell will lecture on developments in sustainable luxury. Information will be given to those who register for the awards.
It should be a great and meaningful party.
For more information on the organisers, see http://www.lujosustentable.org
To connect with other professionals in sustainable luxury, see http://www.authenticluxury.net