History & Recognition

2017 Untouched World attended UNESCO Gap development meeting in Ottawa. Piloting partnership with Mahatma Ghandi Institute to expand UWCT programmes to India and beyond.
2016 UWCT recognised on UNESCO website as one of three global exemplars on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) for youth.
2015 10 year anniversary of UWCT Ruapehu Kiwi recovery programme held on Ngati Rangi Marae. DOC CEO, Lou Sanson writes “Brilliant job you are doing with Ngati Rangi and the Kiwi Forever Experience. Am so appreciative of your continued enthusiasm and support of conservation across NZ. Our Picton and Blenheim staff are also so thankful for your efforts there as well.
2015 Joanna Lumley (of Absolutely Fabulous) on receiving a Kapua garment writes: “When I opened the parcel up that Peggy gave me, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. What a completely gorgeous, absolutely fabulous Untouched World Kapua wrap. Thank you so, so much, what a great company” (Presented by Peggy Lui, Hillary Institute Laureate).
2015 Untouched World invited to be Founding Member of the Partner Networks of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the only organisation invited from Australia and New Zealand. Sustainability Director Dr Barry Law travelled to UNESCO, Paris to inaugural programme meeting. UNESCO identifies Untouched World as one of three global exemplars in this space.
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 an Untouched World™ Estuary Sweater.
2014 Untouched World™ launches exciting new fibre ‘Kapua’, the prime winter downy undercoat of the possum blended with Cashmere and silk.
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 the United Nations in Bonn, Germany.
2012 Prince Harry appears on front cover of ‘In Style’ Magazine wearing Untouched World.
2012 New Zealand 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 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 Untouched World Charitable Trust Blumine Island project achieves predator free status.
2009 Untouched World™ 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.
2009 Untouched World Charitable Trust and Clinton Global Initiative engage in partnership in water Awareness programme.
2008 CEO Peri Drysdale attends the Asia 2008 Clinton Global Initiativein Hong Kong, as New Zealand’s only representative, by personal invitation from US former President Bill Clinton.
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.
2006 Former US President Bill 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.
2005 Cameron Silver, named one of the world’s 25 most influential people in fashion by Time Magazine, described 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.”
2004 Second retail store opened in Christchurch, New Zealand.
2002 New Zealand Prime Minister, Helen Clark hosted a fashion show in Melbourne for media featuring Untouched World™ garments as an example of the best of New Zealand fashion.
2002 Further endorsements by former US President Bill Clinton when he personally shopped at untouched World™ stores in Auckland and Queenstown.
2001 Retail stores were opened in Auckland and Queenstown.
2000 The Untouched World™ Charitable Trust was formed.
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 CEO, Peri Drysdale presented at APEC Auckland business symposium.
1999 CEO, Peri Drysdale hosted a satellite link up of international speakers for the APEC Breakfast at the Untouched World™ Native Garden Cafe.
1999 CEO, Peri Drysdale presentation and panelist at APEC Women’s Leaders network meeting in Wellington.
1999 CEO, Peri Drysdale, Keynote Speaker at Opening Ceremony for Small and Medium Enterprise APEC Meeting, Christchurch.
1999 Untouched World™ selected to supply the leader’s attire for 1999 APEC leaders meeting in Auckland.
1998 The first extended brand Untouched World™ retail store and Native Garden Cafe opened in Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand.
1995 Snowy Peak Ltd knitwear presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by the New Zealand Governor General, Dame Silvia Cartwright.
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™.
1981 Parent company, Snowy Peak Limited was established by Peri Drysdale.
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