Redress Design Award

Judges

Judges

The Redress Design Award judges represent the crème de la crème of sustainable industry expertise. Drawing from the worlds of retail, design, manufacturing and communications, the judges will look for qualities of creativity, originality, sustainability and market viability in the competition applications.

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International judging panel

Orsola de Castro

Fashion Designer, Co-founder of Estethica & Co-founder of Fashion Revolution

Orsola de Castro is a fashion designer and campaigner. In 2013, she co-founded Fashion Revolution, a global coalition of academics, designers, organisations and key opinion formers who are demanding increased transparency across the fashion value chain. Previously, Orsola founded the luxury up-cycling label ‘From Somewhere’ and has created up-cycled collections for niche and mass markets, including Speedo, Tesco and Topshop. In 2006 Orsola co-founded Estethica, an international platform to showcase sustainable brands at London Fashion Week. Orsola is a regular speaker at many universities and gives keynote speeches at various fashion summits around the world.

Ruth Farrell

Global Marketing Director, Textiles, Eastman

Ruth is a marketing and branding expert in both the textile and food industry with extensive experience developing and introducing pioneering products in new markets. At Eastman Ruth is focused on Specialty fibers and leads the marketing strategy for the Naia™ cellulosic yarn portfolio. Based in Switzerland, Ruth’s passion lies in sustainability and she believes that through collaboration, the world of fashion can deliver exciting design choices whilst improving environmental footprints. Prior to Eastman, Ruth held a number of senior marketing positions at DuPont de Nemours. She holds an engineering degree from University College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from Michael Smurfit School of Business, Dublin.

Roger Lee

CEO of TAL Group

Roger Lee is the CEO of TAL Group, one of Asia’s largest, leading integrated textile and garment companies offering manufacturing, innovative products and services across stages of the apparel supply chain. Founded in 1947, the company now boasts a workforce of 26,000 staff worldwide, with 11 factories spanning Thailand, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Ethiopia with an annual production capacity of 60 million pieces. Roger is a keen proponent of sustainability and explicitly acknowledges the important relationship between his company’s business performance and its social and environmental elements. TAL Group continuously strives to minimise its environmental impacts while positively contributing to the communities in which they operate. Roger sits on the board of Brooks Brothers, the first ready-to-wear fashion emporium in America; J. Hilburn, a U.S. apparel company focused on custom made garments; and Zachary Prell, a U.S. contemporary men's sportswear brand based in New York.

Lin Li

Executive Director and Chief Creative Officer, JNBY GROUP

With more than 20 years experience in the fashion industry, Li Lin set up JNBY brand as a co-founder in 1994, and today she is the Executive Director and Chief Creative Officer of the JNBY GROUP, in charge of the group creation activities and design work. JNBY GROUP has grown to now include ten brands in its portfolio and is a leading China designer brand fashion house with almost 2000 stores worldwide. Born in Hangzhou, where the company HQ lies, Lin graduated from Zhejiang University in 1992 with a major in Chemistry. Lin is an avid collector of contemporary art and has served as a council member of Beijing Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) since 2013.

CLARE PRESS

Podcaster, and Sustainability Editor-at-Large at Vogue Australia

Clare Press is one of Australia’s most respected fashion journalists and a leading voice in ethical fashion. In 2018 she became Australian Vogue’s first ever sustainability editor. She previously held the position of fashion editor at Marie Claire and has written widely for titles including Harper’s Bazaar, the Sydney Morning Herald and Fashionista. Clare is the author of Rise and Resist: How to Change the World and Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion. She also presents the Wardrobe Crisis podcast where she interviews designers, creatives and change-makers about ethical and sustainable fashion.


Regional Judging Panel - Region 1

Vanessa Cheung

Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Limited & Founder of The Mills

Vanessa Cheung founded The Mills, a revitalisation project transforming the old Nan Fung Textile Mills factories into a global destination for techstyle innovation, incubation, experimental retail, as well as textile-related art and culture. Through the project, she hopes to inspire both the younger generation and the intellectual development of Hong Kong, elevating the younger generation’s leadership. Vanessa is also the Group Managing Director of Nan Fung Development Ltd, overseeing the company’s Hong Kong property business. She is also appointed by the Chief Executive as a board member of the Antiquities Advisory Board and a member of the Council for Sustainable Development.

Ruth Farrell

Global Marketing Director, Textiles, Eastman

Ruth is a marketing and branding expert in both the textile and food industry with extensive experience developing and introducing pioneering products in new markets. At Eastman Ruth is focused on Specialty fibers and leads the marketing strategy for the Naia™ cellulosic yarn portfolio. Based in Switzerland, Ruth’s passion lies in sustainability and she believes that through collaboration, the world of fashion can deliver exciting design choices whilst improving environmental footprints. Prior to Eastman, Ruth held a number of senior marketing positions at DuPont de Nemours. She holds an engineering degree from University College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from Michael Smurfit School of Business, Dublin.

Janko Lam

Design Director & Founder of Classics Anew

Janko won the Redress Design Award inaugural cycle in 2011. After completing her prize of designing the first Recycled Collection for Esprit, she launched her brand Classics Anew in 2013, in which she up-cycles leftover denim and prints with a twist of modern Chinese heritage. A fashion and textile design graduate of Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, Janko initially pursued a career in costume design. She is devoted to oriental fashion design and aims to raise the awareness of Chinese heritage through modern aesthetics. Her works have been exhibited internationally, including at the Louvre, Paris and she has a design on permanent display at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Janko published her first book on cheongsam making stories in 2016.

Tillman Lauterbach

Creative Director, REVERB (JNBY GROUP)

Tillmann Lauterbach is the creative director of REVERB, a new brand from JNBY GROUP that embraces circular fashion as its philosophy and focuses on athleisure, genderfluidity, and sustainability. Trained at ESMOD Paris, Tillman won the women’s ready-to-wear collection graduation prize and his collections have been showcased at l’Eclaireur, H Lorenzo, and Dover Street Market and featured in multiple international publications. Tillmann was nominated a Top Ten brand for the LVMH prize in 2014 and that same year, was chosen as one of the Vogue Talents to exhibit at Milano Unica. In addition to running his namesake label since 2005, Tillman has previously served as the creative director of the JNBY GROUP Croquis menswear brand in China, and HEAD Sportswear in South Korea.

Queennie Yang

Editor (Asia), Vogue International

Queennie Yang is Editor (Asia) at Vogue International and supports the digital editorial content of Vogue editions across the Asia market, including China, Taiwan and Japan. Prior to joining Vogue, Queennie was one of the founding members and subsequent Managing Editor of BoF China. She also contributes to many other top-tier publications including VOGUE, NUMERO, GQ, ELLE and Modern Weekly as a columnist and fashion critic. Queennie is sought after by many global luxury brands and retailers as an expert fashion consultant.


Regional Judging Panel - Region 2

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Marieke Eyskoot

Author, Consultant & Co-founder of MINT

Marieke Eyskoot is an author, consultant and sustainable fashion and lifestyle expert, who has been involved in developing a better garment industry for over 15 years. Marieke wrote ‘THIS IS A GOOD GUIDE – for a sustainable lifestyle’, is Co-Founder of fair fashion tradeshow MINT, and is known for bringing several leading international sustainable brands to Benelux. She worked as part of the Clean Clothes Campaign, to promote better working conditions in the global garment industry. Chosen in newspaper Trouw’s Sustainable People Top 100 and trade journal Textilia’s Fashion Powerlist Top 100, Marieke is consistently highlighted as a leader in sustainable fashion and lifestyle by magazines such as Glamour, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire.

Ruth Farrell

Global Marketing Director, Textiles, Eastman

Ruth is a marketing and branding expert in both the textile and food industry with extensive experience developing and introducing pioneering products in new markets. At Eastman Ruth is focused on Specialty fibers and leads the marketing strategy for the Naia™ cellulosic yarn portfolio. Based in Switzerland, Ruth’s passion lies in sustainability and she believes that through collaboration, the world of fashion can deliver exciting design choices whilst improving environmental footprints. Prior to Eastman, Ruth held a number of senior marketing positions at DuPont de Nemours. She holds an engineering degree from University College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from Michael Smurfit School of Business, Dublin.

Tillman Lauterbach

Creative Director, REVERB (JNBY GROUP)

Tillmann Lauterbach is the creative director of REVERB, a new brand from JNBY GROUP that embraces circular fashion as its philosophy and focuses on athleisure, genderfluidity, and sustainability. Trained at ESMOD Paris, Tillman won the women’s ready-to-wear collection graduation prize and his collections have been showcased at l’Eclaireur, H Lorenzo, and Dover Street Market and featured in multiple international publications. Tillmann was nominated a Top Ten brand for the LVMH prize in 2014 and that same year, was chosen as one of the Vogue Talents to exhibit at Milano Unica. In addition to running his namesake label since 2005, Tillman has previously served as the creative director of the JNBY GROUP Croquis menswear brand in China, and HEAD Sportswear in South Korea.

MAGDALENA SCHAFFRIN

CEO and Co-Founder, Kaleidoscope Berlin

Magdalena Schaffrin is CEO and Co-Founder of the creative agency Kaleidoscope Berlin. Her main focus lies on strategic consulting, concept development and creative direction in the field of sustainable fashion and consumer goods. Magdelena is also the creative director of NEONYT - The Global Hub for Fashion, Sustainability and Innovation, formerly known as Greenshowroom, a fashion trade fair for sustainable high fashion, which she co-founded in 2009. In 2016 Magdalena, together with Ellen Köhrer, published the coffee table book ‘Fashion Made Fair’, which pays tribute to contemporary designers whose creations are both fashion-forward as well as sustainable, responsible, and humanely produced.

Tara St James

Founder of Study NY, Production Coordinator and Research Fellow of Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Tara St James launched Study NY in 2009 with 15+ years experience designing high street fashion in Canada and the US. Study NY produces in NYC using ethical fabrics and production methods. Shortly after founding Study NY, Tara focused on educating the next generation of designers on the importance of sustainability in design. She has extensive lecturing experience, including teaching sustainable textiles at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Study NY has been awarded the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation prize and Runner-up prize in the CFDA / Lexus Sustainable Fashion Challenge. Currently Tara is working as Production Coordinator and Research Fellow in the Sustainable Strategies Lab for Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.