Global apparel, footwear and accessories retailer VF Corporation is entering an exclusive collaboration with environmental charity Redress to deliver the Redress Design Award 2019 x VF Challenge in Hong Kong.
The award is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition and works to educate emerging fashion designers around the world about sustainable design techniques to drive growth towards a circular fashion system.
The collaboration is being supported by financial contributions from VF and charitable grants from the VF Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation funded by VF Corporation.
“This collaboration presents a unique opportunity for VF to provide mentorship to the next generation of fashion leaders while also learning from them,” said VF executive VP & group president APAC region Kevin Bailey, “all with an emphasis on advancing a more sustainable business model for our industry.”
VF’s collaboration with Redress will provide 10 shortlisted emerging designers the opportunity to learn from one of the world’s foremost leaders in apparel and footwear.
Designers will present their competition collections on September 5th at the live Grand Final at Centrestage in Hong Kong.