There are 17 categories in this year's awards, all judged by an independent panel of industry experts and the awards will be celebrated with a glittering evening gala ceremony on 23 September 2021 at the Hilton London Bankside hotel.
For independent businesses like us, awards like this are so important in helping us spread our message about sustainability and ocean conservation. It gives us a great platform to get the message out about our unique Oceatex carpet and a chance to talk about what we're doing with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Bernardo Pedroso, CEO of Ocean Refresh, says:
"We are very grateful to be recognised by Drapers for our hard work since we launched in 2019. Launching a flip flop brand at the start of a pandemic, when international travel is banned was a challenge to say the least. I'm really proud of everything we've achieved so far, seeing the brand go from strength to strength despite all the obstacles we've faced has been incredible.
We have seen incredible growth in the last year and have launched in over 50 retailers across the UK. To win this award would be amazing, a real testament to what my team and I have achieved this year."
The other brands nominated in our category are:
- A.C. Hare
- Ocean Refresh
- Ross Oliver
- Sante + Wade
Want to know more about why Drapers chose to recognise us this year? Click here to read more about our journey.