Applications open to the 2020 Redress Design Award

Young fashion designers looking to make the industry more sustainable
can now apply to the 10th cycle of the Redress Design Award (formerly the
EcoChic Design Award), the sustainable fashion design competition organized
by Hong Kong-based NGO Redress.

The prize will have two categories this year: menswear and womenswear.
To apply, the designers must be at least 18 years old and have less than 4
years of work experience. They must send three ready-to-wear outfit
sketches using textile waste or textiles made from waste products. If
selected to be a finalist, applicants will get to create those same
sketches, as well as one showpiece for the grand final fashion show, which
will take place in November.

The womenswear winner will get to design a ten-piece capsule collection
for sustainable fashion brand The R Collective. He or she will be involved
with each step of the way, from sourcing materials to manufacturing and
marketing. As for the menswear winner, he or she will receive a design
position within VF Corporation, owner of several apparel brands, including
Vans, Timberland and The North Face. In addition, the menswear winner will
receive a prize of 20,000 Hong Kong dollars (2,573 US dollars or 1,970

The 2020 Redress Design Award also has a prize for the runner-up. He or
she will travel to London to receive a two-week mentorship by judge Orsola
de Castro, founder and creative director of the British non-profit
organization The Fashion Revolution.

Applications will be accepted on the competition’s website (
) until March 18.


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