The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition organized by Redress, inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Each competition cycle takes designers on an education and design journey lasting several theory and design-packed months.
In addition to educating designers about the fashion industry’s negative environmental impacts and the sustainable fashion design techniques, they get designers to consider zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction that can combat this. They also provide designers with the tools, via lectures, videos, articles and recommended links, in order to develop their understanding of sustainable fashion design. They also challenge designers to source textile waste, in its many forms, to enable them to transition towards sustainable design and sourcing. Only then do they put designers to the ultimate test – to cut waste out of fashion in a standout sustainable design competition. This puts sustainable design talent in the spotlight and rewards the best with career-changing prizes to change the pattern of fashion.
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