cylk has been awarded with the prestigious International Design Award for the “Best way of working with fabric” at the 27th International Apparel Convention in at the Grand Velas Resort in Mexico.
cylk is the first Australian brand to win the coveted award. IAF International Designer Awards offers designers from all over the world a platform which recognises and rewards the next generation of future designers. The designs were judged based on their innovation, originality, creativity, fabrics and quality
of the collections.
cylk was nominated to represent Australia and submitted 3 designs from its AW12 collection, showcasing innovation in seamless technology
and yarn development.The IAF Designer Awards encourages prominent designers to participate in this globally renowned contest. By strengthening the exchange among IAF member associations, international fashion design is promoted among
the most influential decision makers in the apparel industry.
cylk was also awarded the 2012 Melbourne Design Award for the flagship store in South Yarra, Victoria.
cylk is renowned for its innovation in seamless technology, a sustainable knitting process that reduces fabric consumption and wastage,
consumes less energy than traditional garment
manufacturing methods. cylk also aims to use a natural fibre component wherever possible and
is always looking to employ sustainable practices.
cylk also supports 3 charities and $3 from every purchase that is made in store and online is donated by cylk on behalf the customer to the charity of the customer’s choice. The 3 charities that the brand is currently supporting are:
The Victorian Animal Aid Trust (Animal Aid) is an animal welfare organisation dedicated to the care of unwanted and lost companion animals. With shelters based in Coldstream, Sale and Bairnsdale, Animal aid is able to provide services to nine councils throughout Victoria. Since its foundation over 64 years ago Animal Aid has never refused an animal in need, remaining at the forefront of animal protection, rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming.
McAuley Community Services provides services to both women and their children escaping family violence and women who are homeless, often as a result of family violence or mental health issues. Founded in 2008 when the Sisters of Mercy combined two of their long running services, McAuley Community Service now helps 600-700 women and their children each year.
Hohidiai, meaning to restore in local language, is an Indonesian based charity organisation devoted to restoring people’s lives whether it be physically, emotionally or spiritually especially to the poor and marginalised.
Hohidiai Base is on the island of Halmahera in Indonesia and runs a medical clinic, two children’s homes, a school and patient accommodation for long-term care. Special efforts focus on helping those with HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Leprosy.