STAMM demonstrated impressive craftsmanship as well as deep understanding and execution of more sustainable practices in their AW23 collection
- The Zalando Sustainability Award celebrates and supports brands that drive positive change and contribute to a more responsible fashion industry
BERLIN, FEBRUARY 02, 2023 // Today, Zalando, a leading European online platform for fashion and lifestyle, announces STAMM as the winner of its AW23 Zalando Sustainability Award in partnership with Copenhagen Fashion Week. STAMM particularly impressed the jury with their use of more sustainable materials, including recycled down in their puffer jackets as well as Indian Khadi, a heritage textile made with organic handspun cotton.
Creative Director Elisabet Stamm said: “Being selected as the winner of Zalando Sustainability Award is both magical and motivating. It is a celebration of a young brand that is driven by innovation, diversity and aesthetic expression with a conscious mindset. We are humble and proud to be a part of such an important and purposeful platform and have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders. Winning this award will let us expand our network and keep working towards bringing positive change. I also hope to be able to inspire others to create with purpose and believe in exchange across borders.”
STAMM will receive a prize of €20,000 and the opportunity to develop an exclusive collection with Zalando that will further leverage more sustainable design solutions across materials, production processes, technology and traceability. To further support STAMM in their growth, Zalando will make their AW23 collection, showcased at Copenhagen Fashion Week, available to Zalando customers across all European markets.
Lena Sophie Röper, Director of Designer & Luxury at Zalando says: “We are delighted to be able to announce STAMM as the fifth winner of the Zalando Sustainability Award at Copenhagen Fashion Week AW23. The craftsmanship and embroidery on the leather styles as well as the complex construction of the down jackets were a highlight. We look forward to working with STAMM to create a capsule collection that explores alternative design solutions and innovative ideas.”
Jury member Cecilie Thorsmark CEO, Copenhagen Fashion Week says: “With the announcement of STAMM as the winner of this edition, it is a celebration of the brand’s endless dedication to explore innovative materials compositions and transformative silhouettes. STAMM’s creations are inspiring not only through their astonishing designs but also through being a carrier of the brand’s commitment to support and restore the use of handcrafted materials.”
Runner-up Selam Fessahaye was recognised by the jury for her huge range of materials, styles and technical competency, while TG Botanical was praised for the craftsmanship, use of natural raw materials and local production.
The Zalando Sustainability Award finalists’ collections were presented at Copenhagen Fashion Week’s venue from 31st January - 2nd February, 2023. The collections were also showcased in the Zalando Greenhouse, a digital showroom that allows consumers around the world to watch the shows through livestream.