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!