Redress will organise ‘Design Award 2018’ the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition in September 2018 in Hongkong. The competition will enable finalist to present their collections created entirely from waste textiles to an international audience The company recently announced 11 finalists representing 11 different regions including Hong Kong, India and the UK.
The finalists sourced inspiration from a range of complex and topical issues such as climate change, war, gender identity, over-consumption and how the internet has altered our relationships with one another. These 11 emerging designers represent a new generation of socially and environmentally conscious individuals who are determined to make a difference through their actions. The designers embody a growing movement to bring textile waste back into fashion and take the circular economy mainstream.
All finalists will now create their five-piece collections from their homes in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Israel, Philippines, Japan, France, UK, Spain, Denmark and - a first for the competition - India and Australia. Their collections will soon be handed over to the competition’s logistics partner, UPS, who will expertly deliver them to Hong Kong in preparation for the Grand Final fashion show at HKTDC’s Centrestage fashion week onSeptember 6, where the winners will be announced in front of a 1000-strong audience and via global live stream.