Trend Designers Win Highlight For Round Design Options
HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 8 September 2022 – Redress, the environmental NGO selling the discount of trend’s waste, broadcasts the winners of their Redress Design Award, the world’s largest sustainable trend design competitors supported by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Authorities of the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area because the lead sponsor. The First Prize winner will work on a sustainable design challenge for Timberland. Redress educates designers about sustainable and round design to rework trend’s polluting practices. This twelfth competitors cycle forged a worldwide web and acquired functions from designers
l ocated in 47 international locations and areas. The competitors culminated in a Grand Last Trend Presentation to an unique in-person VIP occasion and world livestream on 7 September in Hong Kong.
“This prize is about greater than successful a contest,” stated the First Prize winner, Federico Badini Confalonieri from Italy, who out-designed eight different finalist designers from Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, India, Spain, Chile and Brazil. “It’ll give me much more power and willpower to work in the direction of constructing collectively a extra sustainable trend business. I’m humbled that the jury chosen me amongst such expert designers! We sustainable designers could have competed, however the actuality is that collaboration creates larger trend. To accomplice with one of many world’s most iconic manufacturers, Timberland, is a big alternative for me, and I sit up for making a constructive and highly effective challenge collectively!”
With a concentrate on the design stage, the competitors has been inviting world rising designers to create through the use of round design strategies, together with zero-waste, upcycling, and reconstruction. This cycle’s finalists’ appears to be like additionally drew from numerous textile waste streams, together with business extra end-of-rolls, cut-and-sew waste, yarn waste, and shoppers’ cast-off clothes, turning undesirable supplies into eye-catching trend from informal to couture.
The style business, in its present type, is unsustainable, and lowering waste is important. Since 2002, world clothes manufacturing has greater than doubled, the typical client buys 60% extra, and every garment is saved for half as lengthy1. Each second, the equal of 1 rubbish truck of textiles is landfilled or burned, and simply 1% of clothes is recycled again into clothes, with 73% of clothes going to landfill2. On trend’s present trajectory, in comparison with 2017, textile waste is estimated to extend by 60% by 20303 and the style business is projected to make use of 25% of the world’s carbon finances by 20504.
“The entire trend business and academia should take educating designers critically. It’s thought that 80% of a product’s environmental impression is determined on the design stage5,” stated Christina Dean, Founding father of Redress. “From our base in Hong Kong, we’ve educated in a number of completely different languages hundreds of designers globally, whom we take into account extra as activists than artists. As we glance ahead, we more and more look to double up on efforts to entry extra Asian international locations, that are dwelling to the world’s biggest attire manufacturing bases and consumption markets.”
Ms Jersey Yuen, Assistant Head of CreateHK, shared, “I’m grateful for Redress’ dedication to creating a novel platform to advertise sustainable design theories and strategies amongst up-and-coming trend designers world wide by the sustainable trend design competitors.”
GLOBAL REVOLUTION IN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN FROM THE DESIGN BOARD
The 12-year work of the Redress Design Award to cut back trend’s textile waste disaster by educating designers is additional validated by the event of insurance policies in numerous areas. The European Fee’s current Technique for Sustainable and Round Textiles outlines obligatory circularity requirements for the whole lifecycle of merchandise, from design to clothes consumption, and is anticipated to drive adjustments within the business.
Christophe Degoix, Chief Working Officer of TAL Attire Ltd., the world-leading producer that produces round 120 thousand clothes each day, is obsessed with educating designers. He shared, “Trend designers have monumental energy as they instruct what we producers produce. Governments are taking discover as effectively. The EU Technique for Sustainable and Round Textiles is evident that by 2030, all garments positioned on their market will meet design necessities on sturdiness and recyclability, amongst different necessities. It will have a considerable impression on business, its provide chains, and the way garments are made.”
WINNER JOINS TIMBERLAND FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PROJECT
Federico Badini Confalonieri wins the chance to work with the Timberland workforce to collaborate on a particular sustainable design challenge. He’ll work carefully with the Sustainability and Accountability groups, throughout the provision chain from accountable design to advertising, at Timberland’s guardian firm, VF Company, one of many world’s largest world leaders in branded way of life attire, footwear, and equipment. The collaboration will culminate within the launch of Timberland’s Lunar New 12 months 2024 assortment.
“Redress constantly brings collectively rising abilities the world over to problem our norm and sustainable design considering,” stated Sean Cady, Vice President of World Sustainability and Accountability at VF Company, who together with The VF Basis, VF’s philanthropic arm to handle financial, environmental, and social challenges, has supported the competitors over a number of cycles as one of many judges. “As we glance to embed circularity into the enterprise fashions of our manufacturers, we should disrupt our present processes, serving to to drive creativity and gas progress. With this purpose in thoughts, we’re excited that Federico will be a part of us in bringing contemporary innovation to assist our upcoming sustainable design initiatives for our APAC market.”
EDUCATING ON TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE FASHION WASTE AND TRANSFORM FIBRES
Redress educates designers about circularity by numerous academic programmes, together with the Redress Academy, the multi-language open-source on-line platform. Within the leadup to the Grand Last, the finalists of this cycle additionally participated in a 10-day academic bootcamp on-line, which included two challenges that mimic real-life design workforce’s situations.
Within the Digital Zero-waste design problem, hosted by TAL Group and Browzwear, a expertise firm pioneering 3D options for trend, designers have been geared up with 3D digital design abilities to show TAL’s manufacturing facility cloth waste into digital trend items. Such abilities might assist dramatically cut back sampling wastage, enhance effectivity, and are notably in demand within the post-pandemic, remote-working world.
The icebreaker® ‘Transfer to Pure’ problem, hosted by VF Company, tasked the finalists to design an answer for a 100% pure fibre product that goals to reuse textile waste from the icebreaker® provide chain, from sheep to shirt, supporting the model’s ongoing exemplary efforts to get rid of pointless plastic from efficiency attire.
ALUMNI COHORT ACCELERATE HYPERLOCAL WASTE SOLUTIONS
Upon completion of every competitors cycle, all of the finalists and semi-finalists of that cycle will be a part of their predecessors within the Redress Design Award Alumni Community, which affords ongoing profession steerage, connections, and alternatives in sustainable trend. Redress has 240 alumni designers in over 40 international locations and areas who proceed designing into generally advanced native waste streams of their inventive bids to commercialise and mainstream hyperlocal, mini round trend methods to profit their very own native communities.
REACHING CONSUMERS WITH SUSTAINABLE FASHION SHOWCASES
Up subsequent, the 2022 finalists’ and chosen alumni manufacturers’ collections might be displayed at Hong Kong’s ArtisTree in Taikoo Place with free admission from 9 to 16 September (11am–7pm each day). On the showcase, a key interactive and consumer-focused tech characteristic will enable visitors to just about strive on the displayed outfits utilizing augmented actuality (AR) filters on Snapchat, additional educating public shoppers on advances in digital trend.
As well as, the works of six alumni manufacturers utilizing a variety of sustainable design strategies, three of that are from Hong Kong, might be showcased at CENTRESTAGE Asia’s Trend Highlight within the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre from 9 to 11 September. CENTRESTAGE is open to the commerce and public without spending a dime admission with registration.
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REDRESS DESIGN AWARD 2022 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.redressdesignaward.com.
● The opponents: The Redress Design Award 2022 was open to functions from rising designers and college students with lower than 4 years’ skilled expertise from world wide. All finalists are right here.
● The winners are:
● Redress Design Award 2022 First Prize winner: Federico Badini Confalonieri, Italy
● Redress Design Award 2022 Runner-Up Prize winner: Ashutosh Panda, India
● Redress Design Award 2022 Hong Kong Greatest Prize Winner: Patrick Lam, Hong Kong
● Redress Design Award 2022 Individuals’s Alternative winner: Cris Miranda, Chile
● The judges are: Desiree Au, Founding Writer, Vogue Hong Kong; Sean Cady, Vice President, World Sustainability and Accountability, VF Company; Orsola de Castro, Creator and Co-founder, Trend Revolution; Christophe Degoix, Chief Working Officer, TAL Attire; Edwin Keh, Chief Government Officer, The Hong Kong Analysis Institute of Textiles and Attire (HKRITA); Puneet Khosla, Vice President and Managing Director, Timberland APAC – VF Company; and Angus Tsui, Artistic Director, ANGUS TSUI and Alumnus, Redress Design Award.
● The Redress Design Award 2022 companions and sponsors embody Create Hong Kong of the Authorities of the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area because the lead sponsor; VF Company, The VF Basis, TAL Attire, UPS, and Lenzing.
● Schooling: the Redress Academy is right here and additional supporting statistics are right here.
RECENT ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS
● The Redress Design Award 2021 First Prize winner, Jessica Chang, collaborated with VF’s Timberland for his or her upcoming Lunar New 12 months 2023 assortment ‘12 months of the Rabbit’.
● In a collaboration with Lenzing, Hong Kong alumni Eric Wong’s and Louise Lau’s newest collections mix Tencel™ fibres made into cloth with REFIBRA™ expertise.
● 5 alumni just lately collaborated on the ‘REVIVAL’ assortment, with The R Collective, the enterprise impressed by Redress that rescues, reuses, and recycles luxurious textile waste.
● Alumnus Kévin Germanier debuted at Paris Trend Week in March 2022 and also will present once more in October 2022. He continues to decorate celebrities, together with Chelsea Lazkani and La Grande Dame.
About Redress (www.redress.com.hk)
Redress is a pioneering environmental charity with a mission to teach and empower the style business and shoppers to cut back clothes’s destructive environmental impression by shifting to round options. Its dynamic programmes work to minimise the destructive impacts of trend, while selling progressive new fashions and driving progress in the direction of a extra sustainable business by way of the round financial system. Working straight with a variety of stakeholders, together with designers, producers, manufacturers, academic our bodies, authorities and shoppers, Redress goals to create lasting environmental change in trend.
The Redress Design Award ( www.redressdesignaward.com) is the world’s largest annual sustainable trend design competitors. Every cycle, members from everywhere in the world are empowered by a months-long academic journey to create trend with minimal waste. We educate designers about trend’s destructive environmental impacts, while inspiring them to make use of the core sustainable design strategies of zero-waste, upcycling, and reconstruction. By our college talks, sustainable trend workshops, the web Redress Academy, and in partnership with greater than 150 universities world wide, we offer rising designers with the speculation and strategies to assist them perceive the brand new round financial system and capitalise on its world potential for the style business.
About Create Hong Kong (www.createhk.gov.hk)
Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a devoted workplace arrange by the Authorities of the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area in June 2009 to spearhead the event of inventive industries in Hong Kong. From 1 July 2022 onwards, it’s below the Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism Bureau. Its strategic foci are nurturing expertise and facilitating start-ups, exploring markets, and selling Hong Kong as Asia’s inventive capital and fostering a inventive environment in the neighborhood. CreateHK has been sponsoring the Redress Design Award (previously the EcoChic Design Award) since 2011 to advertise Hong Kong’s trend design.
*Disclaimer: The Authorities of the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area gives funding assist to the challenge solely, and doesn’t in any other case participate within the challenge. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or suggestions expressed in these supplies/occasions (or by members of the challenge workforce) are these of the challenge organisers solely and don’t mirror the views of the Authorities of the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area, the Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.