Redress Design Award

CJ Martin

CJ Martin

Redress Design Award 2018 FINALIST


CJ Martin is a finalist of the Redress Design Award (formerly the EcoChic Design Award) 2018 (and was also a semi-finalist of the 2017 cycle). He is currently the Creative Director of his own fashion brand and holds a Diploma in Fashion Design and Marketing from the SoFA Design Institute in Manila, the Philippines.

To me, sustainable fashion is about creating a positive balance in the design process by innovating with the excess we already have, while protecting depleted resources. It is a very challenging yet fulfilling form of fashion because it requires research, collaborative work and transparency. I believe that it is not too late to take action to slow down climate change. - CJ Martin

redress Design Award Collection

Inspired by time-lapse images of receding and calving glaciers captured in the environmental documentary ‘Chasing Ice’, CJ aims to shine a light on the detrimental effects of climate change through his Redress Design Award submission. He applies the design techniques of up-cycling and reconstruction to the contrasting natural and man-made fibres of secondhand denim jeans and polyester curtains and uses a colour palette that mirrors the tundra surrounding the glaciers.


The Philippines 

Up-cycling, Reconstruction