The £15 000 Trefor Campbell Award for Enterprise has been awarded to two graduate designers who have developed Goodone Clothing, a start-up business selling ethically produced fashion.
Graduates Nin Castle and Phoebe Emerson, both from the University of Brighton, applied for the award with their line of recycled clothing, which they claim is environmentally friendly and ethically sound. They use recycled, organic and Fairtrade fabrics for the products, which are for sale at five stockists in London, Manchester and Brighton, as well as through their on-line shop, at www.goodone.co.uk.
The award, a joint initiative between the Royal Society of Arts and the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship, is open to RSA Flying Start graduate business start-ups from the creative industries.
The winners were announced following short business presentations by the six finalists and interviews with the judging panel yesterday. The judges included award founder Trefor Campbell, RSA fellow Andrew Summers and Dr Lorna Collins, director of the NCGE’s Flying Start Programme.
Finalists were required to outline the progress they have made in building their businesses over the past six months and to detail how they would use the money to inject further momentum into their operations.