Redress Design Award 2017 Semi-FINALIST
In the same year as becoming a semi-finalist of the Redress Design Award 2017, Natalia Golec launched her brand, Enugo which produces up-cycled and zero-waste women’s shirts and suits with a twist on classics through multi-layered, asymmetrical collections. Going beyond the environmental impacts of the brand, Natalia also strives to keep production local in Polish Pomerania, allowing her to develop deeper relationships with her business partners and ensure the workers are fairly compensated.
Natalia holds a diploma in Fashion Design from the International School of Costume and Fashion Design (MSKPU) in Warsaw, Poland. Her other notable achievements include being the First Prize laureate at New Look Design Refresh 2016 and a finalist of Fashion Designer Awards 2016.
As fashion designer of an emerging brand, I try to implement sustainability in my everyday work. Starting with small design choices such as sourcing deadstock fabrics, reusing materials in pre-production samples and on a greater level to working with local, fairly compensating manufacturers. Making these careful design and production decisions allows for me to ensure less pollution, water and energy waste in the fashion industry. - Natalia Golec
Redress Design Award Collection
For her Redress Design Award 2017 submission (formerly the EcoChic Design Award), Natalia focused on the design techniques of up-cycling and reconstruction to give new life to pre-production samples and swatches from the clothing industry. She was inspired by the unique interior of the MAXXI Museum in Rome, designed by architect Zaha Hadid.