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Fashion retailers applauded in RSPCA awards

George at Asda, New Look and Marks & Spencer are among the fashion retailers celebrating wins following last night’s RSPCA Good Business Awards.

George at Asda won the large fashion company category and was applauded by judges for working collaboratively with its suppliers to ensure animal friendly policies are common practice.

New Look was highly commended for its innovation and dedication to ethical sourcing and animal welfare and Marks & Spencer was given a commitment award for its dedication to animal welfare within its fashion lines.

Vegan shoe boutique Neon Collective won the small fashion company category for its dynamic approach to challenging perceptions of vegan shoes with a high fashion offer. Surf brand Finisterre picked up highly commended in the same category and was particularly commended for its use of non-mulesed wool.

Wayne Hemmingway, one of the fashion judges, said: “This year’s large company award winner shows that there is a real commitment within the industry to improve animal welfare, and it’s reassuring to see big brands at the forefront of this change.”

The RSPCA Good Business Awards were set up five years ago, to encourage companies to adopt animal welfare-friendly policies.

David Bowles, head of external affairs at the RSPCA said: “These companies who are striving to implement exceptional welfare standards, such as George at Asda, deserve our recognition as they set the standard for others to work towards.”

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