Rapanui Win Governance Award at the Sustain Magazine Awards

Sandown, Isle Of Wight United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 17, 2011 -- The awards, hosted by Sustain Magazine at the Troxy in East London celebrated 16 business's contributions to a more sustainable UK. Rapanui beat off heavy competition from Balfour Beatty and Aggregate Industries to claim the Governance Award.

Rapanui believe that: "It's not that people don't care about where their clothing comes from and how it's made, it's just that they don't know"; in response they developed a grading system called Eco-Labelling, similar to energy efficient light bulbs, plus an interactive map tool. The maps can be accessed from a shoppers Smartphone and show exactly where Rapanui's clothing comes from, and how it is made.

Sustain Magazine Editor Jim McClelland said:

"...there is a real commitment within the industry to sustainability, and it's reassuring to see brands like Rapanui at the forefront of this change."

Mart Drake-Knight said:

"We're passionate about promoting sustainability; it is core to our business. To win an award for Governance from Sustain is a real honour. To have our ideas and initiatives praised by our peers and people we admire just drives us on to achieve more."

Find out more about traceability and Rapanui at: [http://www.rapanuiclothing.com/eco]

About Rapanui

Rapanui is about making cool eco-fashion for young people; that means clothing that is eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable: Made from natural organic fabrics in a Fairwear Foundation audited, wind powered factory.
Rapanui has developed a unique traceability tool and eco labelling system which allows visitors to their site to find out exactly where and how their clothing is made and shop quickly with a conscience.

Rapanui has made bespoke versions of its clothing for multinationals and charities including Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and the Marine Conservation Society.

Rapanui was set up by brothers Mart and Rob Drake-Knight in early 2008 with £200 of savings and was listed in the Top 100 Startups of 2008.


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