Redress Design Award

Media Kit

Media Kit

GLOBAL EXPANSION OF REDRESS DESIGN AWARD FEEDS URGENT NEED TO EMBED SUSTAINABILITY INTO THE FASHION INDUSTRY AS AN ECONOMIC NECESSITY

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Press Release

19 January 2018 – Hong Kong – Entering the eighth competition cycle of the Redress Design Award, organisers Redress – a Hong Kong environmental NGO committed to reducing textile waste – are as determined as ever to intensify their impact on the fashion industry. In a year which is widely marked as a critical tipping point for consumers, designers and brands to incorporate sustainability across the fashion value chain, the 2018 cycle of the world’s largest sustainable design competition has expanded to a truly global search for emerging talent. Amidst ongoing industry pressures to produce more clothes at less cost, the Redress Design Award continues to shine a light on the push for sustainability, and the growing power of the circular economy, whilst championing emerging talent to fuel this new future for fashion.

An official launch event at Eaton House in Hong Kong marked the opening of the Redress Design Award 2018 (formerly the EcoChic Design Award), further strengthening Hong Kong’s position as a leading sustainable fashion hub in Asia. With the continued support of Create Hong Kong, who have sponsored the competition since its inception in 2011, the award offers the top ten finalists the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong in September 2018 to present their innovative waste-reducing collections and vie for First Prize, to design a collection for up-cycled brand, The R Collective, proving to the world that sustainable fashion is not just a trend but instead a business reality.

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Previous press releases

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CONTACT US

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

Queenie Cheung - PR & Marketing Assistant
Email: queenie@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. 

Schedule

Schedule

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Prizes

Prizes

Learn more about our career-boosting prizes

Judges

Judges

Explore our expert judging panel

The Issues

The Issues

The Issues

The Issues

The Issues

The Issues

Understand the current landscape of the industry

Sustainable Fashion Design

Sustainable Fashion Design

Visit our LEARN platform for resources on how to source, design and market sustainable fashion for designers and educators

Our alumni

Our alumni

Meet the competition’s growing network of fashion game-changers

About Redress

Redress is a pioneering Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile waste in the fashion industry. We achieve this through a variety of dynamic programmes which work to minimise the negative impacts of fashion, whilst promoting innovative new models and driving growth towards a more sustainable industry via the circular economy. Working directly with a wide range of stakeholders, including designers, manufacturers, brands, educational bodies, government and consumers, we aim to create lasting environmental change in 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 sponsor

EDUCATION DONOR

 

Prize Sponsors

Alumni prize sponsor

Food & Beverage Sponsor

Media partners

FASHION ACADEMY PARTNER

MEDIA LAUNCH VENUE Sponsor

 

Supporting Organisations

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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)
Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (Poland)
Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Fiber Science & Apparel Design (United States of America)
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)
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)
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)
Parsons School of Design (United States of America)
Pearl Academy (India)
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)
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)