Redress Design Award

Ayako Yoshida

Ayako Yoshida

Redress Design Award 2017 FINALIST


Ayako Yoshida is a finalist of the Redress Design Award 2017. She is currently studying fashion design at ESMOD Kyoto. 

My inspiration comes from Tsukumogami, the obsolete tools which according to Japanese folklore acquire a spirit after many years, even if they are broken. Tsukumogami can apply to how I see sustainable fashion. By  joining this competition, I hope to learn more about sustainable fashion design and how I can make a positive change on the environment. - Ayako Yoshida

redress Design Award Collection

For her Redress Design Award (formerly the EcoChic Design Award) application, Ayako applies the design techniques of reconstruction and up-cycling to transform abandoned materials such as discarded tatami mats and old kimonos into beautiful pieces giving them a new lease of life.




Up-cycling, Reconstruction