Redress Design Award 2018 Semi-FINALIST
Gemma Hill is a semi-finalist of the Redress Design Award 2018. She holds a degree in Fashion Design from Leeds Arts University, UK. For her 2018 graduating collection, she focused on sourcing materials from local mills and using handcrafted techniques to promote the slow fashion movement, which pushes to maintain of tradition and quality of garments in the modern age of mass production.
For me, a sustainable designer is someone who is thinking of the future by innovating through their work to combat the environmental issues we face on a day to day basis. The more sustainability is communicated within the fashion world, the more designers and other professionals will be aware of their waste and the impact it has on the environment, and will be empowered to act. - Gemma Hill
redress Design Award Collection
Gemma’s submission to the Redress Design Award 2018 is inspired by waste itself - an endless variety of fabric scraps from her own designs that have accumulated during her years of study. Gemma up-cycled these along with other textile waste sourced from mills, manipulating the fabrics to create dramatic surface structures through weaving and appliqué.