The world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition, the Redress Design Award, has started, calling for new entries across the globe for this year’s edition.
The Redress Design Award’s 12th cycle, sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, will receive online applications until March 16.
The winner will have the opportunity to collaborate with Timberland for a special design project, together with US$6400 as a development fund.
“This is a standout opportunity for the Redress Design Award 2022 winning designer to collaborate with Timberland,” said Christina Dean, founder of Redress. “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.”
This year’s competition aims to educate designers about the concept of embedding circularity into fashion and design. Redress has also refreshed and expanded the Redress Academy platform to provide in-depth resources for designers who seek to move forward in sustainable and circular fashion.
In line with the launch, Timberland has unveiled its sustainable Lunar New Year collection designed in collaboration with Vietnamese designer Le Ngoc Ha Thu, the winner of the Redress Design Award 2020 Menswear category.
“It’s exciting working with a design talent like Thu, whose approach to sustainability marries progressive design with innovative techniques,” says Marco Pavoncelli, senior director at Timberland Apac.
“This is also a primary reason why we’re teaming up with Redress as the Prize Partner of the Redress Design Award for a third consecutive year to attract top up-and-coming designers from all corners of the globe who are driving sustainability through circularity in fashion.”