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Redress Design Awards picks semi finalists

Redress Design Award has chosen 30 semi finalists. These 30 designers are from across six continents and are applying circular thinking, presenting innovative ways to minimise textile waste. This is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. For the first time in the competition’s nine-year history men’s wear designers were included alongside unisex and women’s wear designers, expanding the scope of Redress’ global search for talent.

Ambitious young designers are working to tackle the environmental challenges of fashion industry. As the world wakes up to the enormity of fashion’s negative footprint, from carbon emissions, water pollution and chemical use to spiraling over-consumption and waste, the Redress Design Award showcases the critical role designers can play in finding solutions.

Redress is a NGO working to cut waste out of fashion. It is an environmental charity with a mission to prevent and transform textile waste to catalyse a circular economy and reduce fashion’s water, chemical and carbon footprints. Their programs work to change mindsets and practices to stop the creation of textile waste now and in the future, as well as creating systems and partnerships that generate and showcase value in existing waste. Working directly with designers, manufacturers, brands, educational bodies, government and consumers, Redress aims at creating lasting environmental change in fashion.