eluxe awards

As someone who loves and follows eco fashion, I was honored to be asked to judge once again the annual Eluxe Awards. Last year, I personally announced the winners of 2017 at the Green Fashion Week in Los Angeles. This year again fantastic brands have not made it easy to choose because they are so many that are worthy of the prizes, based on their aesthetics, values, and production processes. But finally, the other judges, which included fashion designer Andrea Brocca, TV personality Vanessa Rae; young entrepreneur, TED talker and Oprah favourite Maya S. Penn; Bespoke Black Book editor Lady Charlotte Lynham, major beauty influencer Britanie Faith, and of course, the editor of Eluxe Magazine, Chere Di Boscio, and I managed to select the winners,

I’d like to say a big congratulations to the winners, and also to the nominees who made it through the screening process. All brands that made it through that process are worthy of huge recognition – you can see the entire list of nominees here.

For more information for next year’s event, to attend as a guest, or to nominate a brand, please email here, or just keep your eyes on Eluxe next autumn!

Now, allow me to present to you the Eluxe Awards Winners for 2018.

Best natural perfumeMB Parfums

“A true leader in the natural perfume realm, MB Parfums are hard to beat for uniqueness of scent, beauty of product and transparency of process.” – Chere Di Boscio

Best natural hair productsTabitha James Kraan

“I find that the quality of Tabitha James Kraan’s products are extraordinary! I especially love the Scented Organic Hair Oil. The unique signature scent is addictive with essential oils of rose, neroli and lemon. It’s one of my favourite hair oils of all time!” – Britanie Faith

Best organic beauty brandAEOS

“I love how AEOS puts a great deal of thought and effort into cultivating the environments, ecosystems, and energies that go into the creation of the end product. They really handle their resources with care, and that adds to the experience the consumer gets.” – Maya S. Penn

Best luxury skincare brandBella Aura

“Great design, great products, and it’s easy to surf and buy from their website.” – Daniela Christiansson

Best eco accessory or jewellery brandVanina

“Classically contemporary, sophisticated and tasteful. The highlight for me is their mini evening bags.” – Andrea Brocca

Best eco luxury travel agency: The Kind Traveller

“I love when a brand not only offers a superior service, but when they give back to social causes, it’s a win win for me. The Kind Traveler is a socially conscious agency (the first of it’s kind), that allows the traveler to give a $10 nightly donation to a local charity that positively impacts the neighborhood where you are traveling to. They refer to themselves as the ‘Give + Get’ hotel booking platform.” – Britanie Faith

Best eco travel experienceCastello di Vicarello

“As chic and elegant as an Italian aristocrat, this unique Tuscan travel experience effortlessly links style and comfort to eco tourism with each of its exquisite features, whether it’s their carefully selected antique furnishings or homegrown food and wine.” – Chere Di Boscio

Best organic fashion brandNoctu

“Simple and sweet designs based on soft organic cotton. The perfect pyjamas!” – Daniela Christiansson

Best up and coming beauty brand: Sanatio Naturals

“Ethically sourced, pure oils and waters that use formulae that have been tried and tested throughout the centuries to bring a glow to skin.” – Chere Di Boscio

Best brand of the yearVirginia Stone

“This is a innovative new take on skincare, I loved how forward-thinking and ethical the Virginia stone brand is, working to protect the planet and using only cruelty free and vegan ingredients. The product packaging is sustainable and elegantly cool.” – Vanessa Rae

Best up and coming fashion brandBozena Jankowska

“Bozena has great use of colour, and a healthy amount of different silhouettes/necklines. It’s commercial, but she makes an effort to add alternative garment details.” – Andrea Brocca

Best vegan fashion brandNAE vegan

“A great selection of styles and I love how they are moving towards eco-friendly leather alternatives like cork and Piñatex.” – Chere Di Boscio

Best casual fashion brand: MATTER prints

“The pants can be styled in loads of different ways, and I love how traditional artisanal techniques are used from cultures around the world to create the prints.”  – Chere Di Boscio

Best couture or formal wear brand: Prophetik

“Unconventional designer. Love the crossover from art to fashion and his ability to make beautiful garments that are not only fashion forward but eco friendly.” – Lady Charlotte Lynham

Eluxe Award Winner Profetik

Best swimwear or lingerie brand: Ayten Gasson

“This sophisticated, sexy, made-in-Britain brand can’t be beat for elegant, ethical style.” – Chere Di Boscio

Bespoke Black Book’s Best Slow Luxury Brand: JW Pei 

“Classic, elegant designs that work in the modern world of fashion but also are timeless pieces. Love the game changing, cruelty-free technology used to create the bags.”- Lady Charlotte Lynham

Best Organic Food Brand: Marphyl

“Food that harnesses the power of the sea to benefit the body and mind.” – Chere Di Boscio

People’s choiceSaint Come Aromatherapy

Almost 1000 people chose this all natural aromatherapy brand in our People’s Choice poll.