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,

Introducing our latest cohort of Redress Design Award 2022 Finalists! Representing eight different regions worldwide and selected by our international panel of industry-leading judges, the designers are bringing their competition designs to life in time for the Grand Final Fashion Presentation in Hong Kong mid-September, where the winners will be announced. The educational journey undertaken by Redress Design Award contestants is proving its merit as three alumni – former semi-finalists — re-applied this year, earning places as finalists. 

Textile waste is a global environmental and economic concern, with more than 50% of fast fashion clothes discarded within one year. Designing sustainable fashion requires a combination of creativity and innovation, with consideration for the source material, the impact of manufacturing and usage, and products’ recyclability at their end-of-life.

“As the fashion industry emerges into a post-pandemic world, there is a renewed sense of urgency and commitment to sustainable production,” says Nissa Cornish, Executive Director of Redress. “These forward-thinking designers are part of this shift in transforming how we make and use fashion, and it is an honor to support their journey and showcase their talents.” 

To deepen emerging designers' knowledge of circular fashion design strategies and techniques, our Redress Design Award Pathway Course has opened for registration for the summer intake. Register here!

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Last month, we unveiled new improvements to the Redress Academy, our free multilingual online resource with in-depth content on circular fashion design topics, created for designers, educators, industry professionals and anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of responsible fashion design. Please donate here to support our growing education programmes.

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

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Dear valued donors,

Now in its 12th cycle, the Redress Design Award continues to educate and invite aspiring designers globally to vie for the career-changing winners’ prizes - which include a design collaboration with global lifestyle brand, Timberland - to maximise long-term impact. 

The competition is open for applications until 16 March 2022, and Redress has developed the Redress Design Award Pathway Course which is free and open to all and delivered by global experts. This course aims to support emerging designers to develop the knowledge, skills, and perspective they need to effectively design for circularity. 

“The fashion world is screaming out for innovation to help it transform from polluter to pioneer, and the next generation of designers can help to drive this," shared Jersey Yuen, Assistant Head of CreateHK - the Lead Sponsor for this programme, at the launch event for the 2022 cycle earlier this year.

In addition to the thousands of applicants reached through our educational activities each cycle, the 2022 competition will provide a targeted mentorship programme for designers with strong design skills who are at an earlier stage of understanding in terms of sustainability. 

For those who missed it, we recently launched Frontline Fashion Season 6, our digital docu-series set in Hong Kong capturing the 2021 cycle designers’ personal journeys and passion to change fashion.

Your continued support enables us to continue to create a meaningful impact and we thank you! The 2022 cycle is currently underfunded so any further donations would be welcomed with thanks, to enable us to reach wider audiences with our educational activities!

If you’d like to find out more about our programme, please refer to these quick links:

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We recently announced the winners of the Redress Design Award 2021 following our first hybrid/physical Grand Final fashion show that featured real and virtual models in September  -  emerging designer Jessica Chang from Taiwan won First Prize securing an unparalleled sustainable design collaboration with global outdoor lifestyle leader, Timberland. Explore the latest winners Here. Now in its 11th cycle the competition is urgently seeking to catalyse multiple micro-circular economies around the world to reduce fashion’s negative environmental impacts. 

Christina Dean, Redress’ Founder shared, “Fashion’s waste rates are unacceptable and change is not happening fast enough. Whilst recycling technology engineers search in labs for breakthrough recycling solutions and the finance community dither about financing much-needed recycling start-ups, Redress is increasingly promoting hyper-local waste sourcing solutions, spearheaded by fashion designers. Every textile deserves a second life.”

In the weeks leading up to the Redress Design Award 2021 Grand Final this September, our 10 finalists participated in a series of educational masterclasses and virtual challenges to learn about all aspects of the sustainable fashion industry, gaining real industry insights and exclusive access to leading experts, including a Digital Zero-waste Challenge with TAL Apparel and Browzwear and the ‘Icebreaker Move to Natural Challenge’ with VF Corporation.

Following up the Grand Final our finalists’ exhibition took place in Hong Kong, which you can explore in our 360 online exhibition HERE.

Every second, the equivalent of one rubbish truck of textiles is landfilled or incinerated globally, and textile waste is estimated to increase by 60% by 2030. Designers are said to influence around 80% of a product’s environmental impact, which is why education is core to each Redress Design Award cycle. We are gearing up for the 12th cycle launching in January 2022 – ready to educate and inspire emerging sustainable fashion designers.

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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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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