Amsterdam – Today the Fashion for Good Experience opens a temporary exhibit featuring the collections of the Redress Design Award 2018 – the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. The unique pieces of the finalists are created with zerowaste, upcycling and reconstruction techniques, and are designed by passionate, talented game-changers with the aim to transform the global fashion industry.
The exhibit will officially be opened by Director of Partnerships & Communications Redress, Hannah Lane and Managing Director of Fashion for Good, Katrin Ley. On stage Lane will interview one of the finalists Hung Wei-Yu, on his sustainability approach and upcycling techniques and his experiment with handmade lace made from wood scraps from the furniture industry.
The Redress Design Award promotes sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive growth towards a circular fashion system, in the 2018 cycle receiving applications from 55 different countries. First place was awarded to Tess Whitfort and runner up to Jesse Lee, who both feature as part of the exhibition.
All garments are displayed on mannequins of Mannequino, the world’s first modular mannequin display system designed for a circular economy. The exhibit will run from the 17th January until the 14th February 2019 at the Fashion for Good Experience at Rokin 102 in Amsterdam and is free of entry.
Redress is a pioneering Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile waste and promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. Through our dynamic programmes we work directly with designers, brands, manufacturers, industry professionals, educational organisations and consumers, to promote innovative models and drive growth towards a new circular economy for fashion.
The Redress Design Award is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition working to educate emerging fashion designers around the world about sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive growth towards a circular fashion system. By putting sustainable design talent in the global spotlight, the competition creates a unique platform for passionate and talented fashion gamechangers to transform the global fashion industry and rewards the best with career-changing prizes to maximise long term impact.
About Fashion for Good
Fashion for Good is the global initiative that is here to make all fashion good. It’s a global platform for innovation, made possible through collaboration and community. With an open invitation to the entire apparel industry, Fashion for Good convenes brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators and funders united in their shared ambition.
At the core of Fashion for Good is our innovation platform. Through our Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator we give promising start-up innovators the expertise and access to funding they need in order to grow. Our Scaling Programme supports innovations that have passed the proof-of-concept phase, with a dedicated team that offers bespoke support and access to expertise, customers and capital. Our Good Fashion Fund will catalyse access to finance to shift at scale to more sustainable production methods.
Fashion for Good also acts as a convener for change. On October 5th the Fashion for Good Experience has opened: the world’s first interactive tech museum dedicated to sustainable fashion innovation. In its hub in Amsterdam, Fashion for Good also houses a Circular Apparel Community co-working space, creates open-source resources like its Good Fashion Guide about cradle-to-cradle clothing.
Fashion for Good’s programmes are supported by founding partner C&A Foundation and corporate partners adidas, C&A, BESTSELLER, Galeries Lafayette Group, Kering, Otto Group, PVH Corp., Stella McCartney, Target and Zalando.
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