Milan, September 26, 2022 - Last night, at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Prada Group received the Oceans Award - the first prize announced during the evening among the 14 awards dedicated to sustainability - at the "Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022" event organized by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana in collaboration with the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI), and with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the ICE Agency and the Municipality of Milan.
The award dedicated to the SEA BEYOND project was presented by scientist, author and environmentalist Kiara Nirghin, in Prada. Patrizio Bertelli, Prada Group CEO, accepted the award and declared: "I want to thank you for this award, we will continue to renew our commitment to sustainability at large."
Attending the evening: Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons as well as Anna Maria Rugarli, Independent Non-Executive Director of Prada Group, artists Mahmood in Prada and Francesca Michielin in Upcycled by Miu Miu.
Brief note on the SEA BEYOND educational programme
From 2020, part of the proceeds from the Prada Re-Nylon collection supports the SEA BEYOND project, an educational programme on ocean preservation conducted by the Prada Group in partnership with UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. The Group truly believes in educating the younger generation on this complex and impactful matter. Over the past 2 years, SEA BEYOND has trained more than 600 students from international secondary schools. In 2021, with the launch of the second edition of the project, two more initiatives have been added: “The Kindergarten of the Lagoon" in Venice - a programme of outdoor lessons for pre-school children - and a training activity on ocean literacy for the Group’s 13,000+ employees.