Paguro Awards & Nominations

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Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2020

This is a proud day. We're thrilled to have been shortlisted as Disruptor of the Year category at the 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the Midlands Region.

"I have felt for some time that the fashion industry is ripe for disruption and events over the past few months have only strengthened my resolve. We are seeing fast fashion producers put the welfare of their people at risk in the pursuit of profit and we are seeing the environmental consequences of overconsumption writ large in the world's oceans.

It is high time that the industry refocused its social and environmental purpose and I hope this nomination is recognition of the efforts that we are making at Paguro Upcycle." - Yen, Founder.


PETA-Approved Vegan 2019

We're delighted to say that we were awarded PETA-Approved Vegan status and can now use the logo to promote our animal-free products. This is a significant milestone for us and serves as a confirmation of our vegan-friendly ethos.

VegfestUK Awards 2019

We were nominated for the VegfestUK Awards for 2019 in the "Best Vegan Bags, Shoes and Accessories" category.

BTAA Fashion Accessory Award 2014

 Fashion Accessory Award Nomination 

We are very pleased that Paguro have been shortlisted for the British Travelgoods & Accessories Association (BTAA) Fashion Accessory of the Year Award for 2014. Even though the brand is only one year old, their ethical fashion accessories are certainly bringing something new to the UK fashion industry. 

Paguro produce a range of handmade bags, jewellery and accessories using reclaimed and repurposed materials. Their designers, Smateria and Sapu have turned functional materials such as construction netting and tyre inner tubes into a range of fashion accessories for women, men and children. 

Each piece in the collection is handmade. Paguro works with social enterprises and artisan groups in Cambodia and Indonesia who combine traditional handcrafting techniques with modern materials to create accessories of real quality. 

The ethical concern of their products is not confined to the environmentally-friendly materials. Paguro’s designers attempt to follow fair trade principles in the creation of their products and also provide a free pre-school and free accommodation for their employees and employees’ children.

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