We've always thought that eco-friendly cotton bags were cool however one woman has helped thousands of others come round to our way of thinking – Anya Hindmarch.
The fashion designer's 'I'm not a plastic bag' bags were snapped up by fashionistas and made the idea of carrying a cotton bag rather a load of plastic ones very appealing.
And now Ms Hindmarch's efforts have been recognised as she is named businesswoman of the year by Veuve Clicquot.
As well as doing her bit for the environment with her designs, Anya is also doing her bit for the next generation by becoming a UK Trade Ambassador – what an inspiration!
Christina Jesaitis, senior brand manager of Veuve Clicquot, said: “We are delighted that the judges have selected a winner who fully embraces the spirit of the award and can provide inspiration for the next generation of female entrepreneurs in the UK.
“In a year that British fashion has never been under the spotlight more, Anya has proven that commercial triumph alongside pursuing a responsible business is more than achievable and it is wonderful to see such a shining example of business success.”
Posted by Carl Blackshaw