Sustainable fashion design competition Redress Design Award has unveiled 10 finalists from 550 applications ahead of the Grand Final show this September.
The Redress Design Award 2021 finalists are:
- Jessica Chang, Taiwan
- Jin Pei-Wen, Taiwan
- Isabella Li Kostrzewa, the US
- Psy Lau, Hong Kong
- Liu Feng, Mainland China
- Tulika Ranjan, India
- Lucy Saunders, the UK
- Lili Sipeki, the UK
- Friederike Snelting, Germany
- Kristina Vyzaite, the UK
This year’s competition saw a range of new sustainable design approaches, including using unusual waste streams like damaged camping equipment and old sailing flags.
The Redress Design Award is supported by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the lead sponsor. The first winner will collaborate with the Timberland team on a design project and receive a development fund of US$6400, two Juki machines and a Bloomsbury Fashion Central subscription.
“Collaborating with CreateHK and other industry partners, like Timberland, is vital to achieve the Redress Design Awards mission,” said Christina Dean, founder and chair of Redress. “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.”
For the first time in its history, Redress Design Awards allowed the public to vote for one of the 10 finalists that was fast tracked to the Grand Final, which will be held on September 11 in Hong Kong. The winner of the People’s Choice Award 2021, Tulika Ranjan of India, will present her collection alongside the nine other sustainable fashion talents at the show.