Zalando Sustainability Award

Copenhagen Fashion Week is honored to present the Zalando Sustainability Award for the second time this year. Following the success of last season, it is with great pleasure and excitement that we invite you to apply for a nomination as one of the three finalists for the award.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4 MAY 2021


The Zalando Sustainability Award will take place each season of Copenhagen Fashion Week and
will be hosted at the official venue.

THE AWARD

The winner will be rewarded with the following:

  • To partner with Zalando in developing an exclusive capsule collection with a sustainability
    focus including the piloting of innovative solutions around materials, production processes, technological solution, traceability etc. The project will be a joint decision between the brand and Zalando. Zalando will commit to market the collaboration in organic and paid channels.
  • An offer from Zalando to buy a broad selection of the showcased collection making it available
    in the 17 Zalando markets to more than 38 million active customers.
  • The brand will be offered to be onboarded to the Zalando platform (if not yet available at Zalando).
  • A monetary prize of 150.000 DKK / 20.000 Euro.

The three finalists for the Zalando Sustainability Award will showcase at the official show venue and will be awarded 75.000 DKK / 10.000 Euro as support in production costs.

ZALANDO KICK-OFF SESSION: 10 MAY 2021


Zalando will host a kick-off session to further explain the sustainability criteria that the collection needs to meet. The kick-off session will include an opportunity for Q&A for all applicants.

THE PROCESS


Applicants will be reviewed by both the jury and CPHFW
show committee. The finalists of ZSA will be part of Copenhagen Fashion Weeks Official Schedule.

CPHFW will be in charge of deciding the date and time for when the finalists can have their
show or presentation.

The winner will be announced Thursday afternoon at a COVID19-appropriate closing cocktail hosted by Zalando and CPHFW.

TO BE CONSIDERED PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING

  • Your sustainability strategy
  • A short motivation to why you should be considered for the Zalando Sustainability Award including a description on how you wish to incorporate sustainable innovation in the collection you will showcase.
  • The finalists will have to provide documentation confirming that the full collection lives up to one or several of Zalando’s Sustainability Criteria by July 26th, 2021. Click here for further info about Zalando’s Sustainability Criteria.

Please send your motivational letter and sustainability strategy as a pdf to
zsa@zalando.de