This year’s honorees include Trove, Rothy’s, Savage x Fenty, Pyer Moss, and Madewell.
The companies that topped this year’s top 10 list are anticipating tomorrow’s trends. Trove is making inroads with brands that want to showcase the long-term value of their clothes by creating a secondhand marketplace for them, while Rebag does something similar for luxury handbags. Rothy’s has defied the direct-to-consumer apocalypse by staying profitable and embracing a more sustainable way to make accessories, and Madewell has stood out from its struggling mall peers by cultivating locals and creating fair-trade lines. Savage x Fenty, Summersalt, and Tommy Hilfiger, meanwhile, aren’t just designing for inclusive bodies, they’re celebrating them.