Redress Design Award



Apply to the 2019 cycle for your chance to win career changing prizes and the opportunity to present your sustainable designs to a global audience.

QUICK NAVIGATION  •  First Prize  |  Runner-up Prize  |  People’s Choice  |  Hong Kong Best Prize  |  Finalists Prizes  |  Semi-finalists Prizes  |  Alumni Prizes

First Prize



You will join a team of fashion leaders to assist in creating a contemporary sustainable collection for a JNBY Group brand, which will retail in JNBY Group stores around the world and online. Following your victory, you will work with a JNBY Group design team in the culturally rich city of Hangzhou, China for up to three months, during which you will get experience in fabric sourcing, work on the designs and product development, get insight to production and learn more about all aspects of building a collection, with mentorship from top experts in fashion, business and sustainability.  

Find out more about The Redress Design Award 2019 with JNBY Group here.

You will also…

  • Receive a one-year full subscription to access all areas of Bloomsbury Fashion Central including the Fairchild Books Library and associated online resources, The Berg Fashion Library and the Fashion Photography Archive*.

*Not available to residents of USA and Canada

Runner-up Prize

The Redress Design Award 2019 Mentorship with Orsola de Castro

You will receive a tailored mentorship with distinguished sustainable fashion designer and competition judge, Orsola de Castro. Widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in sustainable fashion, Orsola has nurtured many of the pioneering names in sustainable fashion from their early designs through to their established brands. This mentorship opportunity will give you expert and targeted support, which will be provided to you wherever you are in the world through video calls and by email over a six-month period. This will propel your career in sustainable fashion design forwards and prepare you, your visions and your collections for the competitive market of attracting fashion buyers and media – and ultimately securing success.

Find out more about The Redress Design Award 2019 mentorship with Orsola de Castro here.

You will also…

  • Receive 10 books from Bloomsbury`s Basics Fashion Design series.

People's Choice

After impressing the global public with your designs in an online vote to outshine your 29 semi-finalist competitors, you will be promoted across Redress’ social networks along with your accolade of People’s Choice, and will receive:

  • ‘Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion’ by Leslie Davis Burns

Find out more about The Redress Design Award 2019 People's Choice prize here.

Hong Kong Best Prize

Hong Kong's highest scoring designer will receive:

  • The accolade of Hong Kong best

  • A place in the Grand Final

  • 10 books from the Bloomsbury Basics Fashion Design series

  • ‘Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion’ by Leslie Davis Burns

All ten finalists will

  • Present their sustainable collections at HKTDC Hong Kong's Fashion Week CENTRESTAGE

  • Enjoy a whirlwind educational all-expenses paid trip to Hong Kong

  • Have their designs shot in Hong Kong by a renowned photographer and styled by an influential stylist

  • Have designs showcased under the international public’s spotlight in an exhibition after the grand final concludes

  • Receive a 12 month Pro membership to the CO platform providing them with access to premium intelligence and learning that will help them launch their careers in sustainable fashion business.

  • Receive a subscription to Bloomsbury's online portal, the Berg Fashion Library (from May to September 2019)

  • A copy of new Bloomsbury title, Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion by Alison Gwilt, Alice Payne and Evelise Anicet Ruthschilling

  • Receive a two-hour mentorship with a sustainable fashion expert to help nurture their future career development

  • Star in Redress' documentary series, Frontline Fashion

All 30 semi-finalists will receive

  • Promotion across Redress’ marketing channels

  • Access to the Redress Design Award Alumni Network which provides regular opportunities to develop your sustainable fashion career

  • A selection of fashion books from Bloomsbury Publishing including a Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion by Alison Gwilt, Fashion Fibres: Designing for Sustainability by Annie Gullingsrud and Zero Waste Fashion Design by Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan

Alumni Prizes

Each cycle of the Redress Design Award we continue to support our alumni, our previous semi-final and final competitors, with prizes through partnerships with like-minded organisations to enhance their careers in sustainable fashion.


This alumni prize winner will receive a 12 month Showcase membership to the CO platform which supports the fashion industry to do business better. Through CO, the winner will have the benefit of a premium business profile, enabling them to showcase their work and make industry connections that will help them to grow their business, as well as access premium intelligence and learning.