[9 January 2024, Hong Kong] – Redress, the Asia-focused environmental NGO accelerating the transition to round trend by educating designers and shoppers, organises the Redress Design Award 2024 beneath the assist of Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) because the Lead Sponsor. Redress is happy to have iconic trend model Tommy Hilfiger becoming a member of forces for the Redress Design Award 2024, the world’s main sustainable trend design competitors. The competitors calls on rising designers globally to use with their round and sustainable trend collections, earlier than the time limit of 15 March 2024.
Dr. Christina Dean, Founder of Redress, shares, “Fashion is likely one of the world’s most polluting industries. Left unabated, air pollution and waste is ready to worsen. We urgently must speed up round trend, which is the easiest way to let trend thrive with out costing the earth. Working from our Hong Kong headquarters, and with our Asia focus, we need to redress — to treatment and set proper — trend, by collaborating with daring trend model companies and sensible designer expertise to create the style business of the longer term, proper now.”
Mr. Victor Tsang, Head of Create Hong Kong, remarked that, “the Redress Design Award performs a pivotal function in bringing design elites from all over the world to collect and conduct exchanges. The HKSAR authorities is happy to assist the competitors with a view to reinforcing Hong Kong because the East-meets-West centre for worldwide cultural alternate.”
Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is happy to enter a brand new partnership to nurture rising expertise. The Redress Design Award 2024 First Prize winner will be a part of the Tommy Hilfiger design workforce to work on a sustainable design venture for retail, gaining invaluable business expertise, and constructing on their data of sustainable trend.
Creating trend that “Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All” is a part of Tommy Hilfiger’s DNA and displays on the model’s decades-long monitor report and dedication to creating trend extra sustainable and inclusive. Tommy Hilfiger is exploring new, round supplies and manufacturing strategies like creating high quality items from textile waste, whereas working with sensitivity to planetary boundaries. The model can also be working to make the style business extra accessible to underrepresented communities by way of programmes and partnerships and creating inclusive merchandise that work for each Tommy Hilfiger fan.
Education wanted for a round trend system
Fashion’s present unsustainable linear system of ‘take, make and waste’ is wasteful and polluting. Around 100 billion attire objects are produced per yr, roughly doubling since 2006, and nearly all of that is landfilled or burned inside one yr of manufacturing. An estimated 92 million tons of textile waste is created yearly from the style business, with the equal of 1 garbage truck of textiles landfilled or burned each second.
It is estimated that 80% of a product’s environmental impression is set on the design stage, the place choices from every thing from supplies, trims, repairability, longevity to recyclability are laid down.
Fashion designers seeking to improve their experience in round trend design are inspired to enrol within the free, on-line Redress Circular Fashion Design Course, delivered by main business consultants, to realize an edge within the fast-changing trend business. The latest module ‘Design for Recyclability’, launching on 23 January and that includes insights from Jessica Wei, Senior Director of Sustainability at Tommy Hilfiger Asia Pacific, gives a singular alternative to discover round enterprise fashions and be taught from professionals embracing recyclability – and shall be solely obtainable to Redress Design Award candidates by way of 15 March.
With over 170 college companions worldwide, Redress is dedicated to equipping the subsequent technology of trend professionals with the mandatory data and instruments to assist, and achieve, a trend business transitioning towards circularity. The Redress Academy, a free on-line studying platform, has benefited greater than 120,000 college students, designers, and business professionals.
Applications for the Redress Design Award 2024 at the moment are open worldwide till 15 March. Emerging designers can go to www.redressdesignaward.com for full pointers and submission particulars.