Redress Design Award

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit my application?

All applicants must submit their applications via Redress’ online application system here. To begin your application, fill in your details and click 'Register', and an activation email will be sent to the email address associated with that registration.

If you have not received the email, please check your spam or junk mail folders. You can also try adding apply@redress.com.hk to your address book. If you still don’t see the email, please click ‘Resend verification email’ to request for another activation email to be sent to you.

I cannot access my online application account, what do I do?

Please refresh the page, login with another browser or restart your computer. If the problem remains, please create a new account with a different email address or contact apply@redress.com.hk

I lost my password, what do I do?

Please click 'Reset password' in the login page to reset your password, an email will be sent to the email address associated with that account. If you have not received the email, please check your spam or junk mail folders. You can also try adding apply@redress.com.hk to your address book.

I have submitted my application, can I change my submission?

No, you will NOT be able to amend your application including your artwork and textile waste selections once submitted. After the submission, any subsequent changes to your application will be rejected and you may be disqualified from the competition so make sure everything is ready before you press the ‘Submit application’ button!

I have submitted my application and I did not receive a confirmation email, what do I do?

A confirmation email will be sent to the email address associated with that registration. Please check your spam or junk mail folders. You can also try adding apply@redress.com.hk to your address book to see if you can find the confirmation email. If you still don’t see the email, please contact apply@redress.com.hk

Can i submit my application form using the word or pdf document?

We do not accept any applications via Word or PDF formats, your application must be submitted via the online system here.

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About sustainable fashion

What is sustainable fashion design?

Sustainable fashion design is guided by core sustainability principles that take into consideration the economic, environmental and social impacts of a product’s entire lifecycle. The design, sourcing and production of sustainable garments should have a neutral environmental impact, positive social impact and should use manufacturing methods that are both financially viable and fair for all people involved.

In addition to this, sustainable fashion design and production may also include the adoption of circular economy models. Here, resources, such as textile waste and energy and water outputs that are routinely created, and then wasted along the entire fashion supply chain, are re-designed, re-imagined and re-purposed to create new products which require minimal or no virgin resources. This is in contrast to the traditional linear model which creates a constant flow of waste whilst draining our limited natural resources.   

Head to our LEARN platform to find out more about sustainable fashion design and the circular fashion system.
 

WHAT IS THE CIRCULAR FASHION SYSTEM?

Everything that is made has a lifecycle. The lifecycle is the journey a product makes from start to finish - from the raw materials stage, through production and usage, all the way to disposal. The image here gives an overview of how the lifecycle of a garment is typically mapped out:

 
 

At Redress, we view this linear process as highly unsustainable as once a product has been used for the purpose it was originally designed for, the resources are lost forever.

We encourage designers to shift their focus to adopt the following circular model shown below:

 
 

In this circular model, products are designed so that the embedded resources which would otherwise be thrown away are recaptured and used to create new products. Currently, this model is not widely used by businesses, but as environmental and resource scarcity issues increase, circular models are being adopted by a number of innovative companies around the world.                                              

When designing a garment or sourcing fabrics, a clear understanding of the full lifecycle and end-of-life impacts of the garment will ultimately help you, as designers, to make the best decisions towards creating a more sustainable garment. With this knowledge, you will be able to weigh up options and make the most informed decision. 

Head to our LEARN platform to find out more about the circular fashion system.

What are CIRCULAR design techniques?

Sustainable design strategies are approaches that can be applied to a garment’s lifecycle in order to optimise the usage of materials and create innovative and low-impact solutions. Within the Redress Design Award competition, we focus on the following four circular design strategies:

  • Design for low-impact materials and process

  • Design for longevity

  • Design for recyclability

  • Design for low waste

For the competition, it is essential that you apply the four circular design strategies to your collection. Your understanding and application of these strategies will be taken into consideration during judging under the sustainability category (40 marks). See FAQ section ‘What are the judging criteria?’ for more information.

Read our guide about these four circular design strategies.

What are sustainable design strategies?

The practical application varies among disciplines and there are various types of sustainable design. The Redress Design Award defines the following techniques under the Design for low waste circular design strategy:

  • Zero-waste: a design technique that eliminates textile waste at the design stage

  • Up-cycling: the transformation of materials into products of equal or higher quality. In fashion, this means prolonging the life of waste textiles through creativity. At Redress we have further categorised waste materials used in up-cycling to be textiles that have never been made into any garment form or textiles from non-clothing products. We categorise the reuse of material waste that is in garment form as reconstruction

  • Reconstruction: is a form of up-cycling and is the process of making new clothes from waste formed of previously worn garments or pre-formed finished clothing products. This process involves first deconstructing garments and then reconstructing the waste materials into new designs

Head to our LEARN platform to find out more about these sustainable design techniques.

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About Redress Design Award

Who can apply?

The Redress Design Award 2019 is open for emerging fashion designers aged 18 years or above (as of the application closing date on 14 March 2019). Applicants may be students or newly established designers with less than three years’ professional fashion design experience. The competition is open to applicants with a valid ID/passport/visa/residence permit.

Applicants with more than three years’ professional fashion design and/ or textile design, or fashion and/or textile design teaching experience are not eligible to apply.
 

Can I apply using unisex designs?

The 2019 cycle is open to womenswear, menswear and unisex designers, as long as your designs fit the design brief. However, please note collections cannot be a mix of mens and womenswear. Should you reach the final you will either be allocated five male models or five female, but not a mix.
 

What are the PRIZES?

  • First Prize: The Redress Design Award 2019 with JNBY Group

  • Runner-up Prize: The Redress Design Award 2019 Mentorship with Orsola de Castro

  • People's Choice Award: The Redress Design Award 2019 People's Choice

  • Plus, all ten finalists and all 30 semi-finalists will win educational and career-enhancing prizes.

More details about all of the career-changing prizes can be found here:

 

WHO ARE THE REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL JUDGES?

Regional judges: There are two semi-final judging panels, each consisting of five judges representing the design, retail and media sectors. These panels of judges will assess the open applications from their respective region to select the top 30 semi-finalists, 15 from region 1 and 15 from region 2. The regional judges will not be involved in the direct selection of the finalists or the winner(s).

International judges: There is one international panel composed of five judges who will assess the 30 semi-finalists to select the ten finalists, five from region 1 and five from region 2. The same international panel will judge the grand final fashion show to determine the winner(s).

Read about the regional and international judges here.

 

What is the judging schedule?

Open application judging will take place from 26 March 2019 to determine the 30 semi-finalists, who will be announced on 17 April 2019 on the www.redressdesignaward.com

The semi-final judging will take place from 12 April 2019 to determine the ten finalists, who will be announced on 15 May 2019 on the www.redressdesignaward.com  

The final judging will take place at Hong Kong's Fashion Week CENTRESTAGE in early September 2019 to determine the winners with the results announced live on the runway of the Redress Design Award 2019 Grand Final.
 

What are the judging criteria?

Applicants designs will be scored in three categories in the open application and semi-final rounds and in four categories in the grand final round, with variable weighting in each category according to:

  1. Creativity and originality (20 marks) - Applicants must demonstrate strong, original design concepts and have the ability to translate the concept throughout the entire collection with consistency.

  2. Sustainability (40 marks) - Applicants must demonstrate their overall understanding of sustainable fashion design using the four circular design strategies:

    • Design for Low-impact Materials and Processes

    • Design for Longevity

    • Design for Recyclability

    • Design for Low Waste: applicants must apply one or more of the following design techniques:

      • zero-waste technique

      • up-cycling technique

      • reconstruction technique

    These circular design strategies and design techniques must be integrated into competition collections with a holistic approach and with technical confidence.

  3. Marketability (20 marks) - Applicants must demonstrate that their designs are suitable for the target consumer with unique qualities and strong commercial viability, and, clear potential to be scaled up for production.

  4. Workmanship (20 marks, applicable to the grand final round only) - finalists must demonstrate that all five of their outfits are made to the highest standard with top quality finishing and that their chosen materials are appropriate for the designs and techniques used.

When are applications due?

Applicants must submit their application via the Redress Design Award 2019 application system online before Thursday 14 March 2019 at 11:59pm (local time in applicant’s region).
 

Can I apply if I’m self-taught and have no formal fashion design training and/or professional fashion design experience? 

Yes, as long as the application criteria are met and you are over 18 years of age and have less than three years’ full time, part time or freelance professional fashion design or textile design experience, or professional experience as a fashion or textile-related educator.
 

CAN I APPLY IF I HAVE FIVE YEARS’ PART TIME EXPERIENCE WORKING IN FASHION DESIGN?

No, you cannot apply. Only applicants with less than three years’ professional fashion design experience can apply - whether the experience is full time, part time, freelance or whether you had a career gap. Applicants may be required to submit their curriculum vitae.
 

Do I need to make my own garments?

Yes, finalists are required to sew their own garments themselves. Marks will be awarded for workmanship in the final.
 

CAN I APPLY FOR THE 2019 CYCLE IF I HAVE ALREADY PARTICIPATED IN A PREVIOUS COMPETITION CYCLE?

Yes, however only if applicants are eligible to apply and have not previously won the first or second prize in the grand final of past cycles of the Redress Design Award.
 

Can I apply more than once within the 2019 competition cycle?

No, you may only apply once per competition cycle. Your first application only will be accepted, any subsequent applications will be rejected.
 

Who do I contact if I have questions about my application?

If you cannot find the answer to your question within these FAQ’s, please email apply@redress.com.hk.

If your enquiry cannot be answered by email, then a telephone or Skype call may be arranged if Redress deems necessary.
 

Does it cost anything to enter the competition?

There is no fee to enter this competition. If reaching the final, applicants will have to bear the costs for their own materials/textiles/trims, allocate their own personal time to produce their competition collection, purchase/pay for five pairs of shoes to accompany their grand final show collection (which you may keep after the grand final), and provide packing materials for shipping of outfits to Hong Kong such as carton boxes, tapes, garment bags. Redress will pay for the actual shipping costs of your collection outfits to Hong Kong. Redress will also cover the costs of the fashion shoot, the travel and accommodation of the finalists’ visit to Hong Kong and all costs related to the grand final fashion show and exhibition(s). On notice of reaching the final, finalists must prove that they are in possession of a valid travel document, and adequate travel and medical insurance for their visit to Hong Kong.
 

HOW DO I DEFINE THE TEXTILE WASTE ACCORDING TO MY CHOSEN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN TECHNIQUE IN MY APPLICATION?

For the three ‘Design for Low Waste’ design techniques, Redress assigns the following types of textile waste:

Zero-waste technique:

  • Textile swatches - leftover textile samples from production

  • Cut-and-sew textiles - textile scraps generated during garment manufacturing

  • End-of-rolls - factory surplus waste leftover from garment manufacturing

  • Sampling yardage - factory surplus waste leftover from textile sample manufacturing

  • Damaged textiles – unused textiles that have been damaged, for example with colour or print defects

  • Unsold clothing - clothing waste (finished or unfinished) that has not been sold

  • Clothing samples - part-finished or finished clothing samples from the design and production of clothing, which have not be worn by consumers

  • Secondhand clothing – any clothing or fashion accessories that have been owned and then discarded by consumers (both used and unused)

  • Secondhand textiles – any finished non-clothing textiles (such as curtains, bedding etc) that have been owned and then discarded by consumers (both used and unused)

  • A combination of the above is permitted

Up-cycling technique:

  • Textile swatches - leftover textile samples from production

  • Cut-and-sew textiles - textile scraps generated during garment manufacturing

  • End-of-rolls - factory surplus waste leftover from garment manufacturing

  • Sampling yardage - factory surplus waste leftover from textile sample manufacturing

  • Damaged textiles – unused textiles that have been damaged, for example with colour or print defects

  • Secondhand textiles – any finished non-clothing textiles (such as curtains, bedding etc) that have been owned and then discarded by consumers (both used and unused)

  • A combination of the above is permitted

Reconstruction technique:

  • Unsold clothing - clothing waste (finished or unfinished) that has not been sold

  • Clothing samples - part-finished or finished clothing samples from the design and production of clothing, which have not be worn by consumers

  • Secondhand clothing – any clothing or fashion accessories that have been owned and then discarded by consumers (both used and unused)

  • A combination of the above is permitted

WHAT IS NAIA™ FROM EASTMAN? 

Eastman is the Gold Sponsor of the Redress Design Award 2019. Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn is made from fully traceable and sustainably sourced wood pulp and holds FSC® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody certifications. Naia™ cellulosic yarn is produced in a safe, closed-loop process where solvents are recycled back into the system for reuse.  In addition, Naia™ cellulosic yarn has an optimised, low-impact manufacturing process with a low tree-to-yarn carbon and water footprint.  With a third-party reviewed Life Cycle Assessment compliant with ISO14044, Naia™ cellulosic yarn is also listed on the HIGG Materials Sustainability Index.

Click here for more information on Naia™ cellulosic yarn.

HOW SHOULD I INTEGRATE NAIA™ FROM EASTMAN INTO MY COMPETITION COLLECTION?

Only when you reach the semi-finalist stage of the competition will you need to consider this waste stream as you further develop your collection. At this stage, you will be sent an inspiration box of Naia™ concept fabrics in colours complementing your designs. If you then make the final, you will be challenged to integrate these fabrics made with Naia™ into at least 1 of your collection outfits (making up more than 50% of the exterior of the garment), with the option to use it across more outfits if desired.

During the application stage you will be asked to select your preferred fabric textures/types. This selection will inform Eastman as to what to send you, with multiple material types available to cater to the diverse styles and approaches of the finalists.  Eastman will ensure you have more than enough fabric for this challenge!

The ‘concept fabrics’ provided by Eastman to semi-finalists are a surplus of the industry fitting with the competition’s strong focus on waste reduction and could be made up of fabric samples, finished product samples, end of rolls, swatches, and /or damaged fabrics. You may keep any surplus materials unused through the production of your collection, or you can return to Eastman if unwanted.

Semi-finalists not making it to the final round are free to keep and use these materials in future collections or return them if unwanted.

IF I REACH THE FINAL CAN I INTEGRATE NAIA™ FABRICS ACROSS MY ENTIRE COLLECTION?

Although you will need to submit your waste textiles as part of the application process, if you reach the finals there is scope for you to choose to replace some of the fabrics you have stated you will use for outfits 1, 2 and 3 with Naia™ fabrics. You will need to discuss this on a case by case basis with the Redress team.

CAN I USE OIL-BASED PLASTIC IN MY COLLECTION?

Oil-based plastics are under great criticism right now - especially disposable plastics like single-use bottles and shopping bags. Oil-based plastics take many years to breakdown and as they do not biodegrade – instead over time they break into smaller and smaller pieces which can be ingested by animals endangering their lives, as well as harming our ecosystems.

For the competition, whilst we are not against the inclusion of oil-based plastics in collections, if you do use them, we expect a clear and thorough explanation of why these materials have been included. A method to tackle this is to review the plastic materials using the four circular design strategies:

  1. How it is transformed from its current form to be included in the collection?

  2. What will happen to it during the user’s washing and care?

  3. What will happen to it after it is disposed of?

  4. How would the plastic material be included if you were to upscale the production of the collection?

Bio-based plastics are often cited as an alternative to oil-based plastics. However, there is still much research to be done regarding their disposal and the long-term effects of them on our environment, so we recommend that you also apply the above thinking if wishing to select bio-plastics for use in your collection.

CAN I USE TEXTILES MADE OF RECYCLED MATERIALS OR OTHER INNOVATIVE MATERIALS?

Yes, these types of textiles can be used in the competition, but they must also be a form of textile waste such as end-of-rolls, swatches, etc. Please see the Redress definition of each below:

Redress defines ‘recycled textiles’ as textiles made from waste materials. Examples of these are recycled wool - made of old wool products, rPET (recycled polyester) - most commonly made from recycled plastic bottles, or recycled polyamide (recycled nylon) - which can be made from discarded fishing nets.

Redress defines ‘innovative materials’ as those made of non-traditional sources, for example textiles made of pineapple leaves or coffee grounds.

CAN I USE REAL FUR IN MY COLLECTION?

No, we do not allow old (sourced from secondhand garments) or new fur in submitted collections for ethical reasons relating to animal welafre. The use of fur is understandably an emotive issue and whilst there are arguments that re-using or re-purposing old fur can prevent these precious resources from being wasted, we do not want to promote fur as asethetic or aspirational in any way through our competition platform.

The debate relating to the environmental impact of real fur versus synthetic alternatives (where manufacturing processes can involve significant amounts of chemicals and end products do not biodegrade) is valid and we encourage you to research and choose all materials in a careful and considered way based on their overall environmental impact.

CAN I USE NON-TEXTILE MATERIALS IN MY COLLECTION?

Yes, we allow the use of non-textile waste materials such as metal, leather, tree bark etc to be included in collections but ONLY as trims and embellishments. Non-textile materials should not exceed approximately 10% of the total garment and will be reviewed on a case by case basis depending on your supporting argument for use. If you are uncertain about your material and whether we will accept it, please email us at apply@redress.com.hk.

As a standard, we want designers to understand the environmental impact of the material choices they make for their collections. We expect designers to be selective about their waste materials and consider the usage of them along the garment lifecycle using the four circular design strategies. It is important that designers conduct research and are prepared in order to discuss material choices with the judges should they be selected as a finalist.

Can I use branded fabrics?

Yes, you can use branded fabrics as long as they are waste textiles. However, the branding (e.g. logo) must be transformed so as to be unrecognisable in your finished designs.
 

Can I use new trims (such as zips, buttons and etc) for my collection?

Yes, you can use new trims but a preference is be shown for up-cycled or sustainable materials.
 

Do I need to speak English to be able to apply?

Applicants are required to speak English or Chinese to be able to apply. The application system and guidelines are available only in English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, and all applicants are required to use one of these three languages. Any other languages submitted will not be processed.

A reasonable level of English is required for semi-finalists and finalists to be able to take part in interviews, judging and various grand final week activities in Hong Kong.
 

Can I select my own models, hair and makeup and music for the Grand Final fashion show?

No. Redress determines all the creative direction for the Redress Design Award Grand Final, including styling, makeup, hair, models, music, photography and filming. 
 

Can I provide my own show shoes for the Grand Final fashion show?

Yes. The ten finalists will need to supply their own show shoes for their entire five outfit collection when they come to the grand final in Hong Kong. Finalists need to supply five pairs of show shoes in European size 39 and 40. Shoes are part of the show presentation but are not for judging, however, a preference for sustainably made shoes will be shown. We recommend the same style of shoes for all five outfits for consistency. You will be able to keep the shoes after the show is complete.
 

Can I accessoriSe my outfits at the Grand Final fashion show?

Yes if you wish to, accessories are optional, The same competition design requirements apply and they will be included for judging purposes. However, Redress reserves the right to determine if submitted accessories are to be included in the grand final fashion show presentation of collections and no hair pieces will be accepted. All accessories must be sent together with the five outfits on 18 July 2019. 
 

What will happen to my Five outfit designs after the competition?    

Redress will own four out of the five outfits made by the finalists which will be used for further educational and promotional activities after the competition, such as exhibitions. The designer shall be credited if and when their outfits are displayed following the competition’s completion. The remaining outfit will be returned to finalists at the end of the grand final week.
 

What are the 'Redress Design Challenges'?

The Redress Design Challenges are a series of workshop style events for the finalists that take place in Hong Kong in late August/early September 2019. The finalists will explore the four circular design strategies and/or ‘Design for Low Waste’ design techniques such as zero-waste, up-cycling, reconstruction, through various education activities and practical design challenges. The exact subject of challenges will be confirmed nearer to the event date. All finalists are required to attend these challenges and they may be recorded for use in the Frontline Fashion documentary series and/or general video promotion.  
 

Who organises the fashion shoot?

Redress will organise a fashion shoot in Hong Kong in late July/early August 2019 (exact date TBC). Redress’ stylists will determine all styling including the possibility of mixing a number of garments from any five outfits of the same finalist for one look. Only one final photo per finalist will be chosen for promotion.
 

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I’M NOT SELECTED AS SEMI-FINALIST OR FINALIST?

For the open application and the semi-final rounds, all unsuccessful applicants and semi-finalists will be notified by email. For the grand final judging, all finalists will find out the competition results as they are announced live at the grand final fashion show.
 

What happens if someone drops out or is disqualified?

In the event that a successful finalist drops out or is disqualified for whatever reason, it is at the discretion of Redress as to whether the finalist’s collection will be shown, and we may contact the next runner-up from the same region in order to provide a replacement. 
 

Who are the organisers?

The Redress Design Award was developed by and is wholly organised by 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.
 

Who are the key partners of The Redress Design Award?

The Redress Design Award’s major sponsor is Create Hong Kong. In addition, the competition relies on a strong network of sponsors, and supporting organisations including universities and fashion organisations across the world.  Eastman are the 2019 competition’s Gold Sponsor, see a list of all the partners here:

About The Redress Design Award 2019 with JNBY Group

WHAT IS JNBY GROUP?

JNBY Group are a leading designer brand fashion house based in China, ranked by CIC as the first China Designer brand fashion industry in terms of total retail sales. They design, promote and sell contemporary apparel, footwear and accessories as well as household products and the brand portfolio includes (i) JNBY, (ii) CROQUIS (速寫), (iii) jnby by JNBY, (iv) less, (v) Pomme de terre (蓬馬), (vi) JNBYHOME, (vii) SAMO, (viii) REVERB and (ix)LASUMINSOLA. Each brand is targeted at a distinct customer segment and having a uniquely defined design identity based on the Group’s universal brand philosophy –“Just Naturally Be Yourself”.

WHERE WILL THE WINNER’S JNBY GROUP COLLECTION BE SOLD?

The resulting sustainable collection that the winner will work on will be retailed in JNBY Group stores around the world and online. Which exact stores it will be stocked in will depend on the brand that you join for the design collaboration, to be announced in September 2019.

IF I WIN, WILL I HAVE TO LEAVE MY CURRENT JOB?

It is not a requirement that you need to leave your current job or cease any work commitments as part of your winning prize. However, the extent of how winning will impact your current work will depend on your personal circumstances. The winner is required to work full time with a JNBY Group team in China for up to three consecutive months, which will likely commence between October 2019 and early 2020.

IF I WIN, WILL I NEED TO TRAVEL AS PART OF MY WINNING PRIZE? WHAT ABOUT VISAS?

Yes, if you are not living in Hangzhou, China you will need to travel to China for up to three consecutive months or for multiple trips to work with JNBY Group. You may also need to travel within China to visit various production facilities. Therefore you must be eligible to enter Mainland China. Any visas that you may need will be organised and paid for by JNBY Group. Please note that no personal flights will be covered during your time working with the team in in China.

IF I WIN, WILL I NEED TO PAY FOR MY RETURN TRIP TO CHINA? 

No, all of your travel, accommodation and living costs will be covered by JNBY Group. This will include one economy return flight from your home country, which is the country that you applied from during the competition’s open application, to China. You will stay in a small, comfortable flat fully-inclusive of utility bills in Hangzhou and have an additional daily living allowance of RMB160, which will be covered by JNBY Group. Any other travel costs, as part of the winning prize, as determined by JNBY Group, will be covered by JNBY Group.

IF I WIN, WILL MY NAME APPEAR ON THE RESULTING CAPSULE COLLECTION?

Your name will appear on a marketing hangtag and select marketing materials of the collection that you work on. Your name and your experience will be promoted as part of the overall marketing and promotion of the collection.

WILL I EARN ANY MONEY FROM THE SALE OF THE RESULTING COLLECTION OR OWN ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS? 

No, you will not earn any money from the sales of the JNBY Group collection and you will not own the intellectual property rights for the collection that you assist in designing. This is because the design will be done under the guidance of a JNBY Group team, the production costs will be fully covered by JNBY Group and because your travel, accommodation and living expenses and the collection’s production and marketing costs are covered by JNBY Group.

WILL I RECEIVE A DESIGN FEE OR ANY FURTHER INCOME?

Yes, you will receive a flat fee of RMB26,500 as a design fee, which includes the entire scope of all of your work related to the adaptation of your winning collection for retail both remotely and in Hangzhou, as you work together with JNBY Group to push your vision and talents further. You will not earn additional income from any future sales of your collection for JNBY Group, as they will be investing heavily in the creation, marketing and retail of your collection.

IF I WIN, WHO HAS THE FINAL DECISIONS ABOUT THE COLLECTION?

JNBY Group will have all final decisions on all aspects of the collection. Although your winning prize is a design collaboration, all final decisions about the creative, design, marketing and business operations will be with JNBY Group’s representatives.

IF I WIN, WILL I NEED TO ATTEND ANY COLLECTION PRESS LAUNCHES WHEN THE COLLECTION RETAILS?

It is unlikely that you will need to travel again after the collection is complete. In the event there is a press conference, you may be invited to attend and your costs will be covered in this instance.

WILL REDRESS BE INVOLVED WHEN I DESIGN FOR JNBY GROUP?

No, Redress will not have any involvement in your direct design collaboration with JNBY Group. Redress will support wherever needed in facilitating your prize but Redress has no responsibility for the design or delivery of JNBY Group’s collection.

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About The Redress Design Award 2019 mentorship with Orsola de Castro

Will I get to meet Orsola de Castro?

Yes, you will get to meet Orsola de Castro during your stay in Hong Kong after the Redress Design Award 2019 Grand Final. All subsequent meetings if required will need to be self-funded.  
 

What type of support will I be getting?

You will receive a tailored mentorship to support your needs, ranging from topics of including but not limited to sourcing sustainable materials, design techniques, business advice on starting a new brand, industry contacts and more. The content of your mentorship will be determined during your initial meeting with Orsola de Castro after the Redress Design Award 2019 Grand Final.  
 

How long is the mentorship?

The Redress Design Award 2019 mentorship with Orsola de Castro runs over a period of 6 months where you will receive either 3 x 45min sessions via Skype or 3 x 60min sessions in-person meetings at Orsola’s studio in London.

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About The Redress Design Award 2019 Hong Kong Best

What is the Hong Kong Best?

The Hong Kong Best is a recognition awarded to the highest scoring applicant applying from Hong Kong, recognising the achievements of emerging creative talent in Redress’ home city of Hong Kong. There is one guaranteed spot in the Redress Design Award Grand Final which will be awarded to the Hong Kong Best designer.
 

How is the Hong Kong Best selected?

The winner is selected according to their scores received for their competition application, with the highest scoring competitor who applied from Hong Kong taking the title. Scores are received from the international judging panel during the grand final, who are the final decision makers. In line with the competition's application criteria, the Hong Kong Best winner is the person who is living in Hong Kong at the time of application closing date of 14 March 2019, whether or not they are a Hong Kong citizen. 
 

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ABOUT THE REDRESS DESIGN AWARD 2019 PEOPLE'S CHOICE

What is the Redress Design Award 2019 People’s Choice?

The People’s Choice will be selected by the general public across the world, with participants casting a vote online for their favourite Redress Design Award 2019 Semi-Finalist based on their moodboard, collection designs and a written statement. Polling will be open from 12 April 2019 to 7 May 2019 with the winner announced 15 May 2019.
 

How do I vote?

A public voting platform will allow participants to cast a vote for their favourite Redress Design Award 2019 Semi-Finalist. This will be based on their favourite moodboard, collection designs and written statement. Participants simply need to select the semi-finalist they are voting for, and enter their full name and valid email address for their vote to be recognised.   
 

Can I vote twice?

No, you can only vote one time. Each vote is recorded with a valid email address.  
 

Can I vote for myself?

Yes, but you can only vote one time. Each vote is recorded with a valid email address.
 

WILL THERE BE TWO WINNERS AS THERE ARE TWO REGIONS?

There will only be one winner for the Redress Design Award 2019 People’s Choice Award, voted from the highest scoring semi-finalist designer overall. 
 

If I win the People’s Choice prize, does this mean I will automatically become a finalist?

No, all finalists are determined by the international judging panel. Semi-final judging will take place from 12 April 2019 and the ten finalists will be announced on 15 May 2019 on www.redressdesignaward.com.

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ABOUT THE REDRESS DESIGN AWARD 2019 ALUMNI PRIZES

THE REDRESS DESIGN AWARD ALUMNI PRIZE IS:

The Redress Design Award 2019 Alumni Prize with Common Objective

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE REDRESS DESIGN AWARD ALUMNI PRIZE?

Members of the Redress Design Award Alumni have previously been semi-finalists or finalists of the Redress Design Award or the EcoChic Design Award (the previous name of the competition). Only this group of designers are eligible to apply for Alumni prizes.

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For all enquiries regarding the competition, please contact: apply@redress.com.hk