Redress Design Award collaborates with Timberland
The Redress Design Award, a sustainable fashion competition for young fashion designers, has opened applications for its 2021 cycle with a new design opportunity with Timberland.
This season, the winner of the Hong Kong-based awards, will win the opportunity to join Timberland for a design collaboration that will include working closely with Timberland’s parent company VF Corporation to gain insights on sustainable sourcing, product development, production and marketing.
The first prize winner will also receive 50,000 Hong Kong dollars (6,400 US dollars) as development funding, as well as a high-performance lockstitch machine and an overlock sewing machine from Juki.
“We are thrilled to welcome VF once again to the Redress Design Award as a key partner. Our shared vision with VF and Timberland - of ensuring that the fashion industry leaves a positive impact - is core to our partnership,” said Redress founder Christina Dean, in a statement.
“The industry needs knowledgeable professionals entering the market and our work to educate the future generation of designers and business owners is vital. VF is one of a few organisations truly demonstrating a progressive approach to sustainability, and the opportunity for the competition winner to gain real-life industry experience through the prize with Timberland is a true career-changing opportunity.”
Now in its eleventh season, the Redress Design Award challenges fashion designers to showcase sustainable, innovative and textile waste-reducing designs.
Following the online application period, 30 semi-finalists will be announced on April 22. Next, the final 10 will show their collections in Hong Kong, on 13 May 13. Finally, winners will be announced at the livestreamed Grand Final Show in early September 2021.
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