Creative Conscience Ethical Makers’ Award Week 1


Martha Wiles

Regenerative Appetite

Manchester School of Art


The Award winners will receive access our CREATIVE IMPACT PROGRAMME (CIP) worth £1000. Eight weeks of on-line training from design industry experts, and live mentorship support with a social or environmental impact project for 3 months directly after the ND show. Through our extended community at Creative Conscience, we are fortunate to have support from many great designers and practitioners working in the creative industries and can provide contacts/mentorship and advice to assist the development of your design career – we aim to help the winning project towards becoming a reality through CIP. In addition, winning candidates will receive a special award certificate and free membership to Creative Conscience platform for a year.


Chrissy Levett – Founder, Creative Conscience

Paul Barlow – Lounder, L&Co

Sally Costen – Jewellery Designer and Maker, The Clerkenwell Jeweller Ltd

Annabelle Totty – Textile Designer, Totty Applied Textiles

Linda McDonagh – Freelance Designer, Linda McDonagh Design


This project has already created impact, both socially and environmentally. Clearly a very skilled, conscious and talented artist and stream thinker. This project successfully highlight the huge negative aspect of food waste.




We are seeking a design project from the categories of Fashion & Textiles, Costume, Jewellery & Precious Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass and Contemporary Crafts, that aligns with our ethos: to create a fairer, healthier, more sustainable and regenerative world, using the power of creative thinking.  

We want to award designers that have chosen to use their creativity, skills and talent to create change in one of key impact areas: 


Education & Learning 

Environment & Sustainability 

Equality & Justice 

Health, Wellbeing & Disability 

War & Crisis 

The winning work will be an engaging, passionate and hope-filled response that aims to improve society for the better, not ‘more of the same’. With the potential to educate, inspire, excite and encourage new behaviours, this excellently researched and innovative project could re-direct our world trajectory towards a positive new future. 

We are especially interested in the use of sustainability models, upcycling and repurposing materials or a provocation/statement piece that raises awareness and calls people to action. 

As creatives, we have the ability to think differently – to change the things that are not serving us and our planet. We are excited and honoured to present our award to the project we feel has the potential to touch the lives of many and make a difference.