Redress Design Award 2019 FINALIST
Damini Mittai is a finalist of the Redress Design Award 2019 and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design from the Pearl Academy in Delhi. She is currently working as an Assistant Designer while developing her own sustainable brand.
“As both a fashion consumer and creator it is essential for me to design holistic solutions to the problems within the industry, and creating awareness amongst consumers is the first step towards sustainability. Consumers have to start looking at clothes not just as commodities but as living items with a lifecycle that can negatively impact our environment over time”. - Damini Mittai
redress Design Award Collection
Aiming to foster a connection with consumers and the land, Damini’s competition collection ‘Rangavalli’ is inspired by the land’s sacred value in Indian culture, particularly in her hometown Palamaner, where terracotta made from the soil has provided a source of income for centuries. Damini up-cycles a variety of waste textiles including cut-and-sew waste, secondhand and unsold clothing waste and surplus threads. Each of her designs is reversible creating versatility for the wearer.