Redress Award 2019!
THE WORLD’S LARGEST SUSTAINABLE FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION LAUNCHES WITH NEW INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO SUPPORT GROWTH IN CHINA
Applications Are Open!
Redress has officially launched the Redress Design Award 2019, opening up the application process to emerging design talents across the globe with exciting new developments.
This year Redress is changing it up and expanding and for the first time accepting entries for womenswear, unisex AND menswear! Yess! Redress has also a new First Prize Partner in the JNBY Group (one of China’s leading fashion houses)! We can’t wait for the next sustainable Louis Vuitton!
A bit more about Redress:
Redress, the Hong Kong-based NGO working to reduce textile waste in the fashion industry, opened the ninth cycle of The Redress Design Award, the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. With a focus on emerging designers, the search is now on to find the next big talent who has the ability to impress the judges and the commercial flair to inspire a new wave of conscious consumers.
“In times of crisis, we desperately need creativity. Fashion’s direct link to waste, pollution and climate change is undisputed.” Christina Dean Redress Founder
With a career-changing opportunity to collaborate with the JNBY Group, the winning designer will create a sustainable collection for retail, whilst also supporting Redress’ mission to promote sustainable fashion and catalyze positive change in China’s powerful fashion industry.
If saving the world and basically starting your own sustainable fashion house doesn’t convince you to enter, Christine Dean, Founder and Board Chair of Redress has some wise words on why you should enter for the chance to influence a worldwide industry for the better; “In times of crisis, we desperately need creativity. Fashion’s direct link to waste, pollution and climate change is undisputed. By uniting the 2019 winner with a sustainably-minded fashion brand in China, we can influence one of the world’s most important fashion epicenters whilst showcasing the advances that China is making to clean up its act.”
The current fashion system is incredibly wasteful, with less than 1% of the material used to produce clothing recycled into new clothing after use, equating to a loss of more than USD100 billion worth of materials each year. But with 80% of a garment’s environmental impact defined at the design stage, designers have tremendous power to change this.
China is the world’s largest exporter of textiles and clothing and, for the first time in 2019, China will overtake the US as the world’s largest fashion market. It’s amazing for Redress to be able to directly affect the Chinese market with their partnership with JNBY!
The 2018 cycle of the Redress Design Award attracted entries from 55 countries, and with 110 university partners worldwide the competition continues to blaze a trail for sustainable fashion. Can’t wait to see the entries for this year!
The main prizes for the Redress Design Award 2019 are:
● First Prize with JNBY Group: To join the design team in China to work on a sustainable collection for retail
● Second Prize: A tailored mentorship with Orsola de Castro, Fashion Designer, Cofounder of Estethica & Co-founder of Fashion Revolution
● Hong Kong Best: A guaranteed a place in the Grand Final of the Redress Design Award 2019
Emerging designers worldwide with less than three years’ industry experience are eligible to apply until the closing date on 14 March 2019 at www.redressdesignaward.com