Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion

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Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion
Educating designers to cut waste out of fashion

Dear valued donors, 

We are thrilled to bring you the latest news from the Redress Design Award - our 2021 finalists have been announced! These 10 finalists, shortlisted from over 550 applications received from 58 countries and regions, impressed the influential judges and are now in the process of bringing their application concepts to life in preparation for the Grand Final in September

This year, for the first time in the programme’s history, the public determined one of our finalists via the People’s Choice voting, with Tulika Ranjan, joining other 9 designers, for the Grand Final show on 11 September, where winners will be announced - save the date for our Livestream, more details to follow!.

Christina Dean, Founder and Chair of Redress, shared, “To achieve the Redress Design Award’s mission - to educate emerging fashion designers to drive the circular fashion system - and to ensure that emerging designers’ creativity and commitment are nurtured. As a fashion eco-system of industry and consumers, we must create a path for all fashion professionals to stop fashion’s negative impacts in its tracks.”

Textile waste is a global environmental and economic problem. Every second, the equivalent of one rubbish truck of textiles is landfilled or burned globally. Fashion designers are key to reducing textile waste through how they design and source. This year’s finalists used a wide range of sustainable design approaches that tackle industry waste, like end-of-rolls or samples, and consumer waste, like suits and uniforms. Collectively, their works demonstrate the power that designers have to transform waste. In the 2021 cycle, the project has already reached over 6,800 students and emerging designers through online lectures all over the world. 

Explore what prizes are up for grabs this cycle here, and check out our panel of esteemed judges here.  

Our education programmes are growing, please donate here to support us. Your continued support enables us to continue generating meaningful impact and we thank you!

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Dear valued donors,

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the Redress Design Award continues its mission to drive growth towards a circular fashion system. After the success of the 2020 cycle, the Redress Design Award proudly celebrates a decade of education to drive circularity in the fashion system with a report on its educational impact, including some 50,000 individuals reached through its activities across the years. Explore our impact in this report (link to Read Educational Impact Report)

In January, the Redress Design Award kicked off our 11th competition cycle with a thought-provoking panel discussion Exploring Waste Hotspots to Hyperlocal Design Solutions featuring experts across the industry who explored the changing landscape of sustainable design in response to waste hotspots and with this the diversification of sustainable design and emergence of hyperlocal solutions. You can watch it here (link) 

Educating emerging designers on sustainable design theories and techniques stays core to the Redress Design Award programme. Redress Founder and Board Chair, Christina Dean shares, “We must shift education urgently if we are to transform the fashion industry which, post-Covid, is rebuilding itself with sustainability at the centre. Now is the time to act. The industry is screaming for knowledgeable professionals to enter the market with ideas, techniques and creativity that can steer fashion through crisis and onto something more meaningful.”

If you missed it Redress’ first ever virtual exhibition is still available to visit online

Your continued support enables us to continue generating meaningful impact and we thank you! Donate here 

 

Best Wishes,

Hannah 

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Redress Design Award 2020 finalists' collection
Redress Design Award 2020 finalists' collection

Dear valued donors,

This year Redress, like so many others, have had to adapt and change quickly - founder Christina Dean shared, “What a year! With the global pandemic disrupting our plans for the 10th cycle of the Redress Design Award, and at the same time underlining the urgency for our work to transform fashion’s waste, our activities evolved to take place virtually, joining our finalists and audiences from their homes across the world to highlight the crisis. And a crisis is the perfect opportunity for our designers to innovate and disrupt fashion industry practices that are wreaking havoc on our planet's resources.”

In the weeks leading up to the Redress Design Award 2020 Grand Final this September, our 10 finalists participated in a series of educational expert talks, and virtual challenges to learn about all aspects of the sustainable fashion industry, gaining real industry insights and exclusive access to leading experts.

Redress hosted the Digital Up-Cycling Challenge in partnership with TAL Apparel and Browzwear, where finalists were tasked to use digital design and sampling to demonstrate their up-cycling skills using Browzwear’s software to provide design-manufacturing solutions to address TAL’s Covid-19 related deadstock.

For the Made for Change Challenge finalists were asked to develop a sustainable and scalable business concept which brought VF Corporation’s brand Timberland’s purpose of life through responsible design and re-manufacturing of deadstock fabric.

The Grand Final Show, saw the announcement of the womenswear (Juliana Garcia Bello from Argentina) and first standalone menswear first prizes and the menswear first prize (Le Ngoc Ha Thu from Vietnam). Explore our winners collections here.

The Redress Team are now working on finishing up the 10th cycle, with finalists’ exhibitions in Hong Kong and Amsterdam for Fashion for Good. We are gearing up for the 11th cycle launching in January 2021 – ready to educate and inspire emerging sustainable fashion designers.

Fashion’s waste is a significant challenge. The industry is estimated to generate 92 million tons of textile waste1 annually worldwide. Covid-19 is set to increase this; 60% of textile and clothing companies expect their sales to drop by half in the short term2 and with this leading to deadstock and cancelled orders. The Redress Design Award 2020 finalists’ collections demonstrate numerous solutions to reduce waste throughout the entire fashion supply chain and also across industries. The appetite for change and collaboration has never been greater.

Your continued support enables us to continue generating meaningful impact and we thank you! Donate here 

If you’d like to find out more please refer to these quick links:

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The Redress Design Award 2020 Finalists
The Redress Design Award 2020 Finalists

Dear valued donors, 

We are thrilled to bring you the latest news from the Redress Design Award, our 2020 finalists have been announced! This cycle we have two prize categories for the first time in the competition's history enabling us to reach a wider scope of fashion disciplines with our education around sustainable fashion.

The 10 Redress Design Award 2020 finalists hail from across the globe and have triumphed over other talented hopefuls applying from 46 regions with innovative, textile waste-reducing designs. They will battle it our at the Grand Final in September 2020.

Founder and Chair of Redress, Christina Dean said, “Fashion is in crisis. COVID-19 has devastated the business, the balance sheets and is affecting creativity on the drawing board. Meanwhile, fashion’s already staggering waste rates will likely spike due to shocking retail performance and dislocated supply chains that have stranded inventory and materials globally. Only the toughest and most talented designers will survive this crisis, and those designers who can up-cycle waste materials, like our 10 Redress Design Award Finalists, are already ahead of the pack as they enter a new fashion industry.”

The 10 finalists used a combination of zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques, sourcing waste materials generated from all parts of the fashion supply chain and consumers. The Redress Design Award creates an international platform enabling the exchange of knowledge, experiences and ideas between emerging fashion designers from leading fashion trade countries, inspiring the next generation of industry professionals to be the positive change the fashion industry needs. In the 2020 cycle, the project aims to reach over 20,000 students and emerging designers through workshops and lectures and through our online educational platform. Your continued support means more than you could imagine for helping the difficulty of the fashion industry, any further donations would be welcomed with thanks!

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Redress Design Award 2019 Winner Maddie Williams
Redress Design Award 2019 Winner Maddie Williams

Earlier this year Redress launched it’s 10th cycle of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition continuing to fight fashion’s alarming - and worsening - waste rates by educating fashion designers globally about waste-reducing and circular design techniques. For the first time, the competition offers two prize categories, menswear and womenswear, with career-changing winners’ prizes.

We have also introduced a new Circular Fashion Design Pathway Course to provide deeper knowledge for competition applicants, who otherwise have varying and largely inadequate access to much-needed sustainable design education. Introduced in response to the industry’s need for skilled, waste-reducing designers, the four-week online course, delivered by global experts covers Fibres and New Technologies, Design for Low Waste and Marketability and Upscalability.

The 2020 competition cycle also celebrates its first ever Redress All Star Design Competition, where alumni, who are previous finalists and semi-finalists will compete for a prize to propel their own sustainable brands.

To further highlight the power of the Redress Design Award platform, we also launched Frontline Fashion Season 4, our digital docu-series set in Hong Kong and shot over the 2019 competition cycle’s intensive final stages showing the designers’ personal journeys and passion to change fashion.

Your continued support enables us to continue to greate meaningful impact and we thank you! The 2020 cycle is currently underfunded so any further donations would be welcomed with thanks!

Best wishes,

 

 

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Hannah Lane
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