16 Oct '11, 4pm

Eco-Fashion Wins Big at Cartier Women's Initiative Award

Photo: courtesy Cartier Women's Initiative Award After a second round of the Women's Initiative Award competition, Cartier names the 2011 Laureates at the Annual Global Meeting of the Women's Forum in Deauville, France. In July, I was excited to see eco-fashion entrepreneurs among the 18 finalists to stand out amidst more than 1,000 applicants, and now, they've won big: Summer Rayne Oakes and Benita Singh of Source4Style take home the trophy for North America and Kresse Wesling of Elvis & Kresse wins in Europe. Summer Rayne Oakes looks over fabric swatches at Source4Style. Photo: courtesy Cartier Women's Initiative Award All18 finalists received business coaching from Cartier, INSEAD and McKinsey to help them prepare for the latest round of the competition. Finalists met in Deauville for a week of workshops, meeting with the press, and jury presentations. And on October 14...

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