For this year’s Redress Design Awards, creators had to prove that every aspect of the design and making process took a fully sustainable approach.
This year’s Redress Design Awards saw increasing media attention despite being a challenging year for the fashion industry.
Eco-fashion designers had to submit their projects in four different categories. And the creators had to prove that every aspect of the design and making process took a fully sustainable approach.
Tatler Asia provided some details of the highly sought after prizes.
“Prizes for this year’s competition included a chance to design a ten-piece womenswear collection for The R Collective for the best Womenswear Prize, a spot on VF’s Timberland Global Apparel design team for the best Menswear Prize, a mentorship opportunity under sustainable fashion designer, Orsola de Castro for the Runner-Up Prize, and a place in the Grand Final and more for the Hong Kong Best Prize winner. “
Some of the ideas the contestants brought to the competition were very innovative, requiring careful planning.
One designer in the men’s wear category managed to avoid waste from pattern cutting for over 70% of the garments he made. And by using more durable textiles, those clothes should last substantially longer.
While big fashion houses are taking significant steps towards becoming more sustainable, it’s the innovations from unrestricted designers that can often pave the way for the most significant changes.