JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 PLATINUM WINNER: Best Children’s Activewear Collection
WHAT: Animal-themed all-in-one ski suits and winter wear made from recycled plastic bottles for children and toddlers.
WHY: This year more than ever we all need a burst of positivity, so anyone in the business of having fun, making us smile, keeping us cosy and looking after the planet was always going to score highly. Our judges were absolutely unanimous in their decision that this eat, sleep, breathe brand on a mission to encourage adventures and treat our planet with reverence and respect in outfits that makes everyone beam should win our coveted platinum award. These highly original, incredibly cute, animal themed ski suits with a technical sporty feel really excited the panel, especially when they discovered they were all made from recycled plastic bottles. The brand’s plans to launch a ‘Pre-Loved’ sale section of their site also impressed the judge who felt this brand was making a real commitment to extending the life-cycle of their clothing.
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 GOLD WINNER: Best Children’s Activewear Collection
WHO: MINI A TURE
WHAT: A range of beautifully designed weather-proof coats and all in one suits made with recycled nylon and polyester.
WHY: This brand’s incredible attention to detail, technical prowess and constant striving for more sustainable and ethically produced materials really impressed our judges who also loved their minimal aesthetic peppered with a few well-chosen stylish prints. Our panel particularly liked this season’s gentle colour palette and were excited by the high quality, technical feel of these clothes.
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 SILVER WINNER: Best Children’s Activewear Collection
WHO: Goose & Gander – Puddle Duck Collection
WHAT: Natural non toxic rubber, waterproof wellington boots & rain coats for children and toddlers.
WHY: These classic raincoats and boots with a nostalgic feel are absolutely gorgeous and our judges were very excited by the quality feel, the attention to detail and the range of on-trend muted shades. The simple, well cut coats with plenty of room to grow and soft cotton linings were a big hit as were the super cute wellies with their fabulous two tone colour options, pretty prints, recycled buckles, natural cotton lining, breathable insoles, anti slip soles. The panel felt that creating this collection was a real labour of love and they were very impressed with the focus on sustainable production.
WHERE: Goose & Gander
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 BRONZE WINNER: Best Children’s Activewear Collection
WHO: Frugi – Puddle Buster Outerwear
WHAT: A range of durable, waterproof and eco-friendly outerwear for babies and toddlers 0-10 years in Frugi’s signature bright and cheerful prints.
WHY: Frugi is know for its amazing eco crenditials and GOTS certified organic cotton children’s clothes but, this outerwear collection goes above and beyond this. The judges were extremely impressed with the activewear made with 100% post-consumer recycled polyester from used plastic bottles. There noted that this process has a much lower carbon footprint than virgin polyester and stops plastic waste from going into landfills and oceans. The process of turning old plastic bottles into clothes is innovative and Frugi are are one of the first companies to pioneer recycled outerwear for children. Winners, indeed.
WHERE: We Love Frugi