The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition organised 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.
Designers are educated on the fashion industry’s negative environmental impacts and the sustainable fashion design techniques, zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction that can combat this. Secondly, designers access tools, via lectures, videos, articles and recommended links, in order to develop their understanding of sustainable fashion design.
Finally, designers are challenged to source textile waste, in its many forms, to enable them to transition towards sustainable design and sourcing. Only then they are put designers to the ultimate test – to cut waste out of fashion – in our 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.
The international judging panel will then select the top five semi-finalists from Asia and top five semi-finalists from Europe to go through to the final. The resulting ten finalists will be announced on 25 May.
Who can submit?
This Fashion design competition is open to fashion designers with less than three years of professional experience and fashion design students living in any Asian or European country — all eligible countries are listed on the official website.
- the fashion shoot in Hong Kong with a top photographer and stylist of a selection of the finalists’ designs.
- the ten finalists will visit Hong Kong for the final runway show and to take part in sustainable design workshops.
- the EcoChic Design Award Alumni Showcase at HKTDC CENTRESTAGE 2017.
- the ten finalists will present their six-piece sustainable collections at a runway show at HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week and the winners announced.