10 Emerging Designer Finalists Selected for the 2017 EcoChic Design Award

10 emerging designers from an applicant pool of 46 countries just received the opportunity to express their vision for sustainable design. Redress, the organizers of the world's largest sustainable fashion design competition announced the 2017 EcoChic Design Award finalists.  Each designer will now create a six piece collection using fabric waste and second hand garments that will presented at a fashion show held in Hong Kong this September. They will also be a part of Frontline Fashion Season 2 that documents the designers' journey. 

The first prize designer will collaborate with the new sustainable fashion brand BYT to design an up-cycled collection to be sold on their site and at Lane Crawford.  The second prizewinner will receive a mentorship with Orsola de Castro, fashion designer, Co-founder of Estethica and Co-founder of Fashion Revolution, to propel his or her career in sustainable fashion design. 

Redress Founder Dr. Christina Dean believes that emerging designers have the opportunity to shape the fashion industry. 

We know that the next generation can create a new future for fashion. We have seen a huge rise in designer sensitivity towards waste reduction, and with this, a shift towards a circular system for fashion, which improves the environment and creates jobs. Creativity is a big driver for change and the EcoChic Design Award 2017 finalists demonstrate this.

Lina Mayorga

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Claire Dartigues

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Amanda Borgfors Mészàros

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Hung Wei-Yu

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Kate Morris, United Kingdom

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Candle Ray Torreverde

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Sarah Devina Susanto

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Sung Yi Hsuan, Mainland China

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Ayako Yoshida

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Joëlle van de Pavert

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Learn more at the EcoChic Design Award. 

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