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Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022 – Finalists announced

Twyg is thrilled to reveal their finalists for the fourth annual Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards. “With over 100 entries pouring in over the past few weeks, we are proud to say we received some really exciting and original sustainable fashion work.” says Jackie May, Founder and editor of Twyg.

Esethu Cenga, Co-Founder and CEO at Rewoven and jury member said that she was excited to see design with purpose, and that “embodies the aspirational aspect of being a sustainable brand.”

Esethu Cenga, Twyg Awards Jury

Fellow jury member, Nisha Kanabar, Founder of Industrie Africa agreed, “We saw everything in this year’s entries from striking designs and great cultural and social consideration.”

Nisha Kanabar, Twyg Awards Jury

The finalists for each Awards category are listed below. The Changemaker Award presented by Country Road is chosen from the winners of these categories.

Accessory Award:

  • Hamethop
  • Reign

Innovative Design and Materials Award presented by Polo South Africa:

  • VIVIERS Studio
  • Droomer – Cleo Droomer
  • Rethread

Nicholas Coutts Award:

  • Filkile Zamagcino Sokhulu
  • Leandi Mulder
  • Laaniraani 
Photo submitted by finalist Laaniraani

Student Award presented by Levi’s South Africa:

  • Aidan Peters
  • Fashion Students Archive
  • Artfits

Textiles and Mills Award:

  • Adeles Mohair
  • ZURI and IMANI
Photo submitted by finalist Sama Sama

Trans-seasonal Award:

  • Lesiba Mabitsela
  • Sama Sama
  • The BAM collective
  • African Renaissance Designs

Retail Award:

  • Merchants on Long
  • Wisi-Oi-Marketplace
  • Petit Fox
Upcycled 2 Tone Jeans + _Sustainably Made cut-out top. Photo submitted by finalist Rethread

CMT and Manufacturer Award:

  • Sparrow Society
  • Gerber and Co
  • Woodstock Laundry

Influencer Award:

  • Bhumehl
  • Khensani
  • Xzavier Zulu
Upcycled Denim Wrap . Photo submitted by finalist Rethread
Upycled cut-out Blazer _ Upcycled beaded blazer skirt. Photo submitted by finalist Rethread


Country Road will be awarding a prize of R100 000.00 for the Changemaker winner. The winner of the Nicholas Coutts Award receives R10 000 from Nicholas’ family. All category winners receive an assessment from Eco Standard South Africa.

Winners will be announced on 17 November 2022 at an event at the Mount Nelson hotel.  For more information visit www.twyg.co.za

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