The winners of the Clean + Conscious Awards 2022 have just been announced....and we won Gold for our Betty Bottoms!
Now running in its fourth year, the Clean + Conscious Awards celebrate the very best products that are clean (non-toxic) and conscious (ethical, sustainable and responsible). More than 250 products have been awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze and Editor’s Choice across 86 categories spanning Skincare, Makeup, Haircare, Body, Zero Waste, Baby, Kids, Fashion, Fitness, Food & Nutrition and Home.
All finalist products have been scientifically-researched and are verified to be non-toxic, as well as sustainable, ethical and responsible.
The Awards directory contains detailed information on what makes a product clean and conscious as well as hands-on reviews by the Awards 2022 Expert Panel. The panel includes a diverse and inclusive mix of eco-leaders, beauty experts, authors, sustainability educators, wellness experts, change makers, ethical fashion advocates and more. The panel includes Beauticate founder Sigourney Cantelo, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's Lifestyle Health Editor Sarah Berry, ethical fashion advocate Britt's List and many more.
The Awards, which are 100% independent and run by a team of women, are the brainchild of blogger, mother and practising Optometrist Emily Fletcher, who founded the Awards when she identified the need to celebrate safe and socially responsible products.
Emily, who has postgraduate qualifications in Pharmacology and has studied Advanced Chemistry at university, says “We are thrilled to announce the winners of our biggest and most exciting Awards yet. Since launching back in 2019, we have seen great change unfold. More and more brands are prioritising the health of their customers, the future of the planet and the livelihoods of local and global communities when it comes to manufacturing. And more and more consumers are seeking products that align with such values. By celebrating products that are truly clean and conscious, we are working to create change on a much larger scale,” says Emily.
From the judges:
"The Goldilocks of swimmers! These pants are not too tight, not too loose, just right! The fabric knit is stretchy enough that they’re a breeze to put on and take off while the structure is flattering and supportive in all the right places. The Salt Gypsy Betty Bottoms are a swim and surf staple. Salt Gypsy’s commitment to people and planet is unwavering! I love that the brand is on a journey to net zero production and working on a closed loop program for its garments. Importantly, Salt Gypsy is creating a quality, well made garment that will be worn and loved."
~ Brittanie Dreghorn, Founder of Britt's List
"These are the most flattering bottoms I’ve ever worn, I’m so in love! The cut is amazing and so kind to both the thigh and stomach line, they make me feel confident and at my best, even on my most bloated days. I really appreciate that they have full bottom coverage and won’t fall down in the surf either. Beautifully made in Australia from regenerated nylon, I couldn’t recommend these more highly."
~ Emily Fletcher, Founder of Clean + Conscious Awards