◉ About competition

fashion design competition titled The EcoChic Design Award 2017 organised by Redress is now open for entries,inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste.

◉ What are they looking for?

The EcoChic Design Award is the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition organised by Redress, inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste.

Each competition cycle takes designers on an education and design journey lasting several theory and design-packed months.
Firstly, they educate designers about the fashion industry’s negative environmental impacts and the sustainable fashion design techniques, zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction that can combat this.
Secondly, they provide designers with the tools, via lectures, videos, articles and recommended links, in order to develop their understanding of sustainable fashion design.
They also challenge them to source textile waste, in its many forms, to enable them to transition towards sustainable design and sourcing.
Only then do they put designers to the ultimate test, to cut waste out of fashion in their standout sustainable fashion competition. This puts sustainable design talent in the spotlight and rewards the best with career-changing prizes to change the pattern of fashion.

The two regional Asian and European judging panels will select the top 12 applicants from Asia and from Europe. The resulting 24 semi-finalists will be announced on 1 May.
The international judging panel will then select the top five semi-finalists from Asia and top five semi-finalists from Europe to go through to the final. The resulting ten finalists will be announced on 25 May.

There is no entry fee for this competition !

◉ Who can submit?

This Fashion design competition is open to fashion designers with less than three years of professional experience and fashion design students living in any Asian or European country — all eligible countries are listed on the official website.

◉Prize for the winners!

The prizes:

– the fashion shoot in Hong Kong with a top photographer and stylist of a selection of the finalists’ designs.
– the ten finalists will visit Hong Kong for the final runway show and to take part in sustainable design workshops.
– the EcoChic Design Award Alumni Showcase at HKTDC CENTRESTAGE 2017.
– the ten finalists will present their six-piece sustainable collections at a runway show at HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week and the winners announced.

◉ Official web site:

For all further informations about competition EcoChic Design Award 2017 you can visit the following official website: