‘Bridal Buyer’ Award
The Winner of the ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE Bridal Buyer AWARD 2020’ is Sanyukta Shrestha.
This leading awards ceremony is acknowledged nationally as the Oscars of the bridal industry in the UK. The Bridal Buyer Awards bring the companies and individuals who have excelled into the spotlight, applauding their success.
“Judging is always a difficult task, and despite the changes to our awards this year, the judging was equally hard. This award recognises the outstanding commitment to battling the COVID-19 crisis and there was a clear winner. The designer’s attitude towards helping others is outstanding and the judging team was inspired by her work. She stood out beyond others and we are in awe of what she has done during this difficult time.” – Bridal Buyer
A business that leads by example: the pioneer for sustainable luxury; an ethical workforce; the environment; a sustainable choice for brides; by giving back to the community; and supporting women abroad. Devotion and kind energy is at the core of the Sanyukta Shrestha brand. The impact of this effort is in Sanyukta’s love for helping local artisans from Nepal, embracing cultural diversity and now with ongoing COVID-19 response efforts ‘The Kind Mask Project’. #Maskforsmile, helping the vulnerable communities in the UK & Nepal.
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the power of kindness fuelled the brand’s efforts to give back to the community. They did this by making and donating thousands of handmade PPE visors for NHS & Key Workers in the UK. Also they donated special masks and food for vulnerable communities in Nepal (AamaKo Ghar -Selter for homeless). Additionally they protected the homeless in the UK by making eco-friendly reusable masks for them and donating these through CRISIS. (UK Charity for homeless).
“We are so honored and beyond grateful to win the industry’s most coveted ‘Bridal Buyer – Editor’s Choice Award 2020’ for our Brand’s commitment to battling the Covid-19 Crisis and supporting people in need. I never imagined that my compassion would be appreciated this far and that I would be awarded for something I truly believe in. We are so mesmerised by this special recognition and to be able to give back to our community and spread kindness to a world that now needs it more than ever.” – Sanyukta Shrestha.
2020 has been a year like no other with 107,000 weddings postponed since lockdown. 14.7 Billion pound worth Bridal industry Retailers, designers, suppliers and event organisers have had to throw the rule book out of the window and figure out how to function during a global health crisis.
“This uncertain, unpredictable, unknown time has been difficult. It has created many challenges, but it has also produced some incredible acts of kindness and innovative thinking. Once again, the bridal industry has gone above and beyond to provide exceptional service. In light of this we announced 9 categories of Special recognition Awards to recognise kindness, resilience, innovation and community support.” – Bridal Buyer Award.
Orla is by Sanyukta Shrestha, from her Autumn range.