Island-based eco-clothing company, Rapanui, has scooped a Queen’s Award for Innovation.
It’s Teemill part of the the business – which allows users to design and sell their own clothing brands – has been recognised for its work over the last ten years.
The Rapanui team will receive the award at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Rapanui and Teemill’s headquarters are based in Freshwater.
Posting on Instagram, the company wrote:
“Some cool news, we’ve been recognised for what has been the culmination of 10 years work, to redesign the way the fashion industry works as part of our mission to make it truly sustainable.
“Through better design and conscientious application of technology, we’ve applied #circulareconomy principles at every stage of the product life cycle and by powering our factory with renewable energy, we’re making waste a thing of the past.
“And we get to go up to Buckingham Palace for a ceremony. Which is an overseas journey for us on the #isleofwight, so a big deal. Gonna make some decent packed lunches and then go take the radness to her Maj. @teemillstore”