The Redress Design Award 2019 is now open globally to emerging womenswear, menswear and unisex fashion designers with less than 3 years’ experience.
The competition works to educate emerging fashion designers around the world about sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive growth towards a circular fashion system.
With a career-changing opportunity to collaborate with the JNBY Group (one of China’s leading fashion houses), the winning designer will create a sustainable collection for retail, whilst also supporting Redress’ mission to promote sustainable fashion and catalyse positive change in China’s fashion industry.
The current fashion system is incredibly wasteful, with less than 1% of material used to produce clothing recycled into new clothing after use,equating to a loss of more than USD100 billion worth of materials each year1. Butwith 80% of a garment’s environmental impact defined atthe design stage, designers have tremendous power to change this.
The competition is hosted by Redress, the Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile waste in the fashion industry.
Last year’s competiton cycle attracted entries from 55 countries, and with 110 university partners worldwide the competition continues to blaze a trail for sustainable fashion.