Logistics in Fashion Award

This year, the DHL Logistics in Fashion Award goes green as we look to shine a spotlight on innovative American fashion brands who have embraced a sustainable and ethical approach.

DHL Express US has partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to help deliver change in the American fashion industry.

The winner will receive $15,000 prize money to help deliver positive change in the industry and expand their business globally.

Considerations for your award entry

In order to be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a fashion design business
  • Must be located within the United States
  • Must be at least one (1) year in business and no more than five (5) years in business
  • Must have recent editorial support and retail distribution (direct to consumer and/or wholesale)
Additionally, This year we would like entrants to consider the following areas in their application:


Questions included in the application will include but are not limited to the following. A short additional form will be required if your brand is selected as a finalist.

How does your fashion business consider its impact on the environment? Tell us if you are exploring circular business models, ethical design principles, innovative production processes, and waste reduction.

How does your brand represent equity, diversity and empowerment through your work? Remember to explain how you practice considerate and fair treatment.

The fashion industry can have a positive impact on communities. Through your brand, do you help develop skills and craftsmanship or support local livelihoods?

If you're an independent American fashion business and would like to grow your business internationally, register for the 2022 DHL Logistics in Fashion Award in partnership with the CFDA by completing the application below.

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