Friday, 11 June 2010

The Observer Ethical Awards 2010 winners announced

The winners of The Observer Ethical Awards 2010, in association with Ecover, were announced at last-nights ceremony in London, presented by Colin Firth and Lucy Siegle. Among the winners was fashion brand From Somewhere which won the Fashion & Accessories category sponsored by Marie Claire. From Somewhere's viper dress has been stocked in Tesco as part of its F&F range. The entries for the awards have been selected for the final round by a panel of judges that included Colin Firth, actor; Ben Fogle, TV presenter; Sue Perkins, comedian; Kate Humble, TV presenter and Ben Okri, author, and was chaired by Lucy Siegle, ethical living correspondent, The Observer. A full list of winners is shown below:

The Observer Lifetime Achievement - Gordon Roddick

Local Retailer - Local Roots & Wellie Boots

Online Retailer - Riverford Organic Vegetables

Campaigner - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Politician - Caroline Lucas MP, leader, Green Party

Ecover Ethical Kids - The Recyclists

Jupiter Big Idea Award - Resomation

Ethical Business - B&Q

Fashion & Accessories sponsored by Marie Claire - From Somewhere

Conservation sponsored by National Grid - Pestival

Grassroots Project - Abundance