2016 UWCT recognised on UNESCO website as one of three global exemplars on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) for youth
2015 Untouched World joins forces with Child Labor Free to become Child Labor Free Accredited
2015 Untouched World invited to Paris as a founding member in UNESCO’s Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development
2014 US President Barack Obama celebrated his favourite holiday, Thanksgiving, wearing Untouched World™
2014 Untouched World launches exciting new fibre ‘Kapua’, the winter downy undercoat of the possum blended with Cashmere and silk
2014 Untouched World awarded ‘Best Sustainable Brand 2014’ by Sublime Magazine in the UK
2013 Second Clinton Global Initiative & UWCT Waterwise partnership leadership programme pilot completed, based in and on Canterbury, post-earthquake.
2013 Kiwi chick born on Blumine Island to a pair of kiwis from the original six released on Blumine Island
2013 Untouched World invited as global exemplar, to review the Decade for Sustainable development for UN, Bonn
2012 Prince Harry appears on front cover of ‘In Style’ Magazine wearing Untouched World
2012 Governor General presents Prince Charles with Untouched World garments
2012 Clinton Global Initiative partnership programme development completed, successful pilot run in Canterbury February 2011
2011 CEO Peri Drysdale named one of the 100 best thinkers in NZ
2011 Untouched World™ Charitable Trust signs Memorandum of Understanding with Department of Conservation
2010 Three pairs of Kiwi from Okarito programme released on Blumine Island by Minister of Conservation, Kate Wilkinson and Untouched World™ Charitable Trust Chair (Peri Drysdale) accompanied by two alumni from the Blumine programmes, a great outcome after eight years of work on the island
2010 Clinton Global Initiative partnership programme developed for January 2011
2009 UWCT Blumine Island project achieves predator free status
2009 Untouched World™ is invited by the United Nations to be one of 25 global exemplars exhibiting at the United Nations Mid-decade World Conference in Education for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany
2008 Peri Drysdale attends the Asia 2008 Clinton Global Initiative as New Zealand’s only representative
2008 Peri Drysdale awarded Supreme Winner by Kea New Zealand and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise at the World Class New Zealand Awards
2007 Peri Drysdale wins World Class New Zealander - Supreme Award
2007 Untouched World™ became the first fashion company in the world to be given permission by UNESCO to carry the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN DESD) logo on its labelling – one of a small number of organisations internationally accredited
2007 Snowy Peak Limited was invited to present at a UNESCO workshop in Bonn, Germany, on Education for Sustainable Development in Commerce, one of 12 international exemplars
2007 Peri Drysdale was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce with the citation making special mention of her achievements in sustainable business.
2006 The Auckland store wins the Top Shop 2006 Innovation Excellence Award
2006 Former US President Clinton yet again endorses Untouched World™ during his seminar series in Auckland
2006 Untouched World™ was invited to participate in the winner’s gift bags at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood
2006 Announced the winner of the Top 200 Companies Ethical Governance Award, Deloitte/Management Magazine Top 200 Awards
2005 Cameron Silver, named one of the world’s 25 most influential people in fashion by Time Magazine, describes Untouched World™ as having “great global potential to be the definitive modern luxury casual brand for the conscious consumer" and "addresses the needs of the active globetrotter in a fashionable manner.”
2005 Peri Drysdale named North & South Magazine’s New Zealander of the Year
2004 Second retail store opened in Christchurch, New Zealand
2004 Announced the winner of the Top 200 Companies Emerging Enterprise Award - ‘Company Most Likely to be in Top 200 Companies in New Zealand’
2004 Announced as a finalist in the Deloitte/Management Magazine Top 200 Awards - ‘Most Ethical Company’
2003 Sustainable Business Award (Large Business Award)
2002 New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark hosted a fashion show in Melbourne for media as an example of the best of New Zealand fashion
2002 Further endorsement by Former US President Bill Clinton when he personally shopped at Untouched World™ in Auckland and Queenstown
2002 Runner Up ‘Most Ethical Company’ – Deloitte’s Top 200 Companies
2002 Peri Drysdale named South Island Business Woman of the Year
2001 Retail stores were opened in Auckland and Queenstown
2000 The Untouched World™ Charitable Trust was established
1999 Former US President Bill Clinton endorsed his Untouched World™ APEC leaders garment as “the smartest garment he’d been given in seven years of being President.”
1999 Keynote Speaker Opening Ceremony SME APEC Meeting, Christchurch
1999 Official supplier of garments for APEC leaders
1998 The first extended brand retail store and café opened in Christchurch, New Zealand
1995 Brand Partner, NZ Way Brand (awarded to companies in each sector)
1995 Selected to be official supplier of gifts to over seventy Commonwealth Heads of Government visiting New Zealand
1995 Our undyed, certified organic wool collection was launched under the brand name Untouched World™
1992 Peri Drysdale made a Member of Order of British Empire (MBE) for services to New Zealand (Manufacturing and Export)
1992 Export Commendation 1990 Business Excellence Award
1981 Parent company, Snowy Peak Limited was established by Peri Drysdale.
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