Derbyshire fashion firm sets new standards for sustainability

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Derbyshire based fashion firm – David Nieper, has been presented with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Sustainable Development, by HM Lord-Lieutenant Elizabeth Fothergill CBE

The family business designs and manufactures high-end women’s clothing. All its factories have solar power and zero waste to landfill, its fashion is made predominately in natural fibers and all 300 staff are local. The firm is the only Derbyshire business to have ever been presented with the Sustainable Development Award.

Managing director, Christopher Nieper OBE, said: “A Queen’s Award is the highest recognition a British company can receive. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and we are hugely honoured to be recognized as the only Derbyshire business with an accolade in this category.

We would like to the thank Queen’s Award for putting environmental sustainability on the national agenda for business, it has never been more important.”

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