So, on Saturday we headed over to Brighton for the prestigious “green carpet” P.E.A. awards (People Environment Achievement). This year was the 5th annual award ceremony, dedicated to recognising sustainable champions from around the world.
“The theme of this year’s P.E.A. Awards ceremony was Revolution. For me, that means people – from the ground up – taking responsibility and actioning the changes that this world so badly needs. I am thrilled that we’re able to recognise and honour tonight’s award winners, who are leading the charge in the shift to a more conscious existence.” Jarvis Smith, founder of the P.E.A. Awards
Our entry was for the “Product” category, in which they described themselves as looking for a green product which is helping consumers to shop and choose more consciously.
Competition in our category was strong, there were 5 companies shortlisted and they were all in very different areas of business to us. The other shortlisted companies were: Re-wrapped: which sells design-led recycled wrapping paper, Turtle Doves: uses post consumer textile waste to create beautiful garments and accessories, Elvis and Kresse: sell accessories made from reclaimed materials and Incognito: who sell 100% natural anti-mosquito products. We were therefore completely stunned when they announced that we had won our award, so up we headed onstage to Oliver Heath, the award presenter, and collected our fabulous award (which was a reclaimed house brick! Very in-keeping with the ethos of the whole event).
Head over to http://www.mygreenpod.com/articles/p-e-a-award-winners-2015/ for links to all the winners, they are well worth checking out.