Redress Design Award

Media Kit

Media Kit

NO LONGER A WASTED OPPORTUNITY

REDRESS DESIGN AWARD FINALISTS TURN WASTE INTO WANT

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Press Release

7 September 2018 – Following a global search for talent, the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition culminated in a live Grand Final runway show last night in Hong Kong. Organised by Redress, a pioneering environmental charity working to cut waste out of fashion, the Redress Design Award has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2011. With major sponsorship from Create HK the competition puts Hong Kong firmly on the map as a sustainable fashion hub whilst proving that waste can be a creative goldmine.

As fashion’s staggering excesses and polluting ways increasingly hit the headlines, these 11 young designers skillfully demonstrated that textile waste is an opportunity not to be missed. Their incredible array of collections based entirely from waste, including secondhand clothing industry surplus, vintage kimonos, umbrellas, sofa fabric and furniture offcuts (transformed to bark lace), impressed the 1000 strong audience of industry elites, influencers and VIPs with a transformational vision of beauty and exponential possibility.

Tess Whitfort won First Prize with her bold, punk inspired collection made from up-cycled industry end-of-rolls and designed with complex zero-waste patterns. 

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CONTACT US

Danie Liu - PR & Marketing Assistant
Email: danie@redress.com.hk

Amy Chan - Project Manager
Email: amy@redress.com.hk
Phone: +852 2861 0360

 

Learn more

The Redress Design Award (formerly the EcoChic Design Award) is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. Organised by Redress, the competition works to educate emerging fashion designers around the world about sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive growth towards a circular fashion system. By putting sustainable design talent in the global spotlight, the competition creates a unique platform for passionate and talented fashion game-changers to transform the global fashion industry and rewards the best with career-changing prizes to maximise long-term impact. 

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Schedule

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Prizes

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  Judges

Judges

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  The Issues

The Issues

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The Issues

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  Sustainable Fashion Design

Sustainable Fashion Design

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About Redress

Redress is a pioneering Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile waste and promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. Through our dynamic programmes we work directly with designers, brands, manufacturers, industry professionals, educational organisations and consumers, to promote innovative models and drive growth towards a new circular economy for fashion.

Partners

Major Sponsor 


The Create Hong Kong is a dedicated agency set up under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau on 1 June 2009 to lead, champion and drive the development of the creative economy in Hong Kong. It co-ordinates Government effort regarding creative industries, focuses Government’s resources catering for the promotion and speeding up the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries.

Logistics Partner

bronze sponsors

EDUCATION DONORs

Hotel Sponsor

Prize Sponsors

Alumni prize sponsor

Food & Beverage Sponsors

Hair Sponsor

Make-up Sponsors

After-Party and Exhibition Partner

After-Party Sponsor

 

Media partners

FASHION ACADEMY PARTNERs

Educator Workshop Partner

MEDIA LAUNCH VENUE Sponsor

Accounting Sponsor

Knowledge partner

 

Supporting Organisations

Supporting Universities, Colleges and Institutions (listed alphabetically)

AAS College - School of Art & Design (Greece)
Aalto University (Finland)
ArtEZ University of the Arts (Netherlands)
Bangkok University (Thailand)
Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (Mainland China) 
Birmingham City University (United Kingdom)
Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (United States of America)
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (Hong Kong) 
Cardiff Metropolitan University (United Kingdom)
Central Saint Martins (United Kingdom)
Chongqing Technology and Business University, Institute of Modern International Design  (Mainland China) 
CIDI Chanapatana International Design Institute (Thailand)
Clothing Industry Training Authority (Hong Kong) 
Columbia College Chicago (United States of America)
Condé Nast Center Of Fashion & Design (Mainland China)
Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Fiber Science & Apparel Design (United States of America)
Coventry University (United Kingdom)
Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (Poland)
Dankook University (South Korea)
Design School Kolding (Denmark)
Domus Academy (Italy)
Donghua University (Mainland China)
ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design) (Portugal)
ESEDS School of Design (India)
ESMOD Berlin International University of Arts for Fashion (Germany)
ESMOD France (France)
ESMOD Japon (Japan)
Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)
Faculty of Industrial Design, University of Tehran (Iran)
Formamod (France)
Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan)
Glasgow School of Art (United Kingdom)
Guangdong University of Technology - School of Arts and Design (Mainland China)
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts - School of Innovation Design (Mainland China)
Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom)
Holmesglen Institute (Australia)
IFA Paris (France)
IFA Paris (Mainland China)
Indian Institute of Fashion & Design - IIFD (India)
Indian School of Design and Innovation (ISDI) Parsons Mumbai (India)
Institut Français de la Mode (France)
International Fashion Academy, Paris (France)
INTI International College Subang (IICS) (Malaysia)
JD Institute of Fashion Technology (India)
Jiangnan University (Mainland China)
Korea National Open University (South Korea)
L'École Supérieure d’Art Françoise Conte (France)
Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu) (Finland)
LaSalle College Jakarta (Indonesia)
Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore (Singapore)

Leeds College of Art (United Kingdom)
Malaysia Institute of Art (Malaysia)
Management Development Institute of Singapore (Singapore)
Massey University (New Zealand)
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore)
National Institute of Fashion Technology (India)
Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom)
Oriental Institute of Technology (Department of Materials and Textiles, Fashion) (Taiwan)
Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand)
Parsons School of Design (United States of America)
Pearl Academy (India)
Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Raffles Bangkok (Thailand)
Raffles College of Higher Education (Kuala Lumpur) (RKL) (Malaysia)
Raffles Design Institute (Singapore)
Raffles Design Institute Shanghai (Mainland China)
Raffles International College Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Raffles University Iskandar (Malaysia)
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication (United Kingdom)
Regent's University London (United Kingdom)
RMIT University (Australia)
Savannah College of Art and Design (Hong Kong, United States of America)
School of Continuing and Professional Studies, CUHK (Hong Kong) 
Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom)
Shenkar College (Israel)
Shenzhen University (Mainland China)
Shih Chien University - Department of Fashion Design (Taiwan)
Shu Te University - Fashion Design Department (Taiwan)
Slim's Fashion & Arts School (Philippines)
SoFA Design Institute (Philippines)
St Catherine University (United States of America)
St. Clair College (Canada)
Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås (Sweden)
Technological & Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore)
The Elizabeth Galloway Academy (South Africa)
The Hong Kong Design Institute (Hong Kong)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Institute of Textiles and Clothing (Hong Kong)
UCSI University (Malaysia)
Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
University of Chester (United Kingdom)
University of Derby (United Kingdom)
University of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom)
University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom)
University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
University of South Wales (United Kingdom)
VIA Design, VIA University College (Denmark)
Vilnius College of Design (VCD) (Lithuania)
Whistling Woods International – School of Fashion (India)
Zhejiang Fashion Institute of Technology (Mainland China)