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Accessories Council Accepting Nominations for ACE Awards

Events & AwardsMay 04, 2021

Accessories Council Accepting Nominations for ACE Awards

The council is honoring companies, brands or people in the accessories industry who are champions in sustainability or charitable leaders.

Pictured is an ACE Award. Through May 14, the Accessories Council is accepting nominations for brands that have been charitable leaders, or champions of causes like diversity and inclusion, as well as sustainability. (Andrew Egan,
New York—Reflecting on the challenges of the previous year, the 2021 ACE Awards will highlight accessories brands that have made a difference far beyond their industries. 

For the 25th annual ACE (Accessories Council Excellence) Awards, the Accessories Council will award companies, brands, or people in four categories: those who did something remarkable in the last year for COVID relief; leaders in diversity and inclusion; champions in the field of sustainability; and charitable leaders who have done something remarkable in giving back for any cause. 

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Since its inception in 1997, the ACE Awards has honored those who have raised awareness of the accessories industry, from designers, brands and retailers to celebrities and media. 

Typically, a committee has appointed the award winners, but this year anyone can nominate a company, brand or person by sharing their story in 350 words or less in an email to Entries may also include photos or press to support the short essay.

The deadline for entries is May 14. 

The ACE Awards will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 2 in New York City and will include a red-carpet event and celebration. 

The Accessories Council forwent an awards ceremony in 2020, but this year will launch a special edition issue of Accessories Magazine in conjunction with the 2021 awards, which will share stories about the honorees. 

For information on tickets, tables, sponsorships or placing an ACE Awards Journal ad, contact the Accessories Council at (212) 947-1135 or

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