June 13, 2019
New for this year, this award recognises those specialist schoolwear businesses, whether manufacturer, supplier, retailer, agent or decorator, that have shown in their actions, a real, tangible commitment to reducing their impact on the environment.
This could take the form of waste reduction or using eco-friendly materials. Also, switching energy supply away from fossil fuels or reducing transportation costs, etc.
Stevensons, previous double SA Award winners, feels this award best reflects its own commitment that schoolwear has its part to play in global sustainability. It also cited Kathryn Shuttleworth’s seminar at last year’s Schoolwear Show as a key catalyst to raising its awareness of the clear challenges facing the schoolwear sector.
Stevensons is currently working on a range of new environmental initiatives to make sure it plays its part. By stepping up as the initial sponsors of this award, it hopes to encourage others to make their own improvements.
Commenting on the sponsorship Mark Stevenson, Joint Managing Director at Stevensons said “The issue of re-use, recycling and sustainability is everyone’s problem. Even though we concentrate on providing products that are long-lasting – after all, school uniform has to be some of the hardest working types of clothing out there – we all need to do more, as individuals, as a company, and as an industry.”