We are delighted to announce the latest recipient of the coveted GCC Brandmark: the Narciso Rodriguez (heart) Bottletop Collection. The collection joins the Gucci for the GCC handbag collection, Chopard’s Green Carpet High Jewellery Collection and short movie Handprint in the list of recipients of the highly sought-after GCC Brandmark. The award is given in recognition of its ethical and social benchmarks – a unique fusion of ethics and aesthetics – and is a guarantor of sustainable style.
The Narciso Rodriguez (heart) Bottletop Collection uses deforestation-free leather from the Amazon and recycled aluminium pull tabs, and made in ateliers in Salvia de Bahia in Brazil. Bottletop has pledged to use this leather across all of its collections made in Brazil.
The award was announced at an exclusive press panel in New York, attended by Narciso Rodriguez, Cameron Saul and Oliver Wayman of Bottletop, Brad Jakeman, president, PepsiCo Global Beverages Group and Candice Swanepoel.
“I’m proud to support Bottletop’s goal to empower women and young people with this exclusive design collaboration,” said Narciso Rodriguez.
“We are honoured to have been awarded the GCC Brandmark for our work with Narciso Rodriguez on this project and look forward to pushing the boundaries further, both in terms of the quality of our designs and the supply chain that sits behind them,” said Cameron Saul & Oliver Wayman, Bottletop’s Founders.
The collection launched with two signature bag styles for Spring 2014; the ‘Candice’ handbag and the ‘Jessica’ clutch, each named in honour of the inspirational woman who influenced the partnership – supermodel Candice Swanepoel, the face of the collaboration, and actress and eco-activist Jessica Alba.
Proceeds from the sale of these unique designs support young people in Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Brazil and the United Kingdom with health education through the Bottletop Foundation.