Redress Design Award 2018 FIRST PRIZE WINNER
Redress Design Award 2018 First Prize Winner, Tess Whitfort founded her own brand PENDULUM Studios in 2019, focusing on eliminating fabric wastage through zero waste pattern cutting and establishing circular supply chains through upcycling waste textiles and using biodegradable materials and garment components. Following her Redress Design Award win, she collaborated with The R Collective team in Hong Kong to design her up-cycled collection for retail. She holds a degree in Fashion from Box Hill Institute, Australia.
For me, sustainable practices within fashion design are an absolute necessity. I feel that it is our responsibility as young designers to limit the negative environmental impacts of the fashion industry. I am committed to finding new solutions for fashion and part of the appeal is that sustainable design is all about problem solving, innovation and functional design. - Tess Whitfort
redress Design Award Collection
For her Redress Design Award submission, Tess was inspired by different subcultures and the way people express themselves through their clothing choices. She applies the design techniques of up-cycling and zero-waste to industry end-of-rolls, customising her edgy, androgynous collection through the use of eco-friendly inks and paints.