What is it?
The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Designers are educated with the theory and techniques to enable them to create desirable sustainable clothing via zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction sustainable design techniques.
The 2014/15 competition cycle is open to fashion designers with less than three years’ professional experience and fashion design students living in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. One finalist from each of the ten regions will be selected to present their sustainable collection at Hong Kong Fashion Week in mid January 2015 to compete for career-changing prizes.
Who can apply?
Applicants who meet all of the following criteria may apply:
- Aged 18 or above (as of the application closing date on 15 August 2014).
- Currently live with a valid ID/passport/visa/resident permit in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, France, Germany, Sweden or Denmark.
- A fashion designer with less than three years’ professional fashion design experience or a fashion design student studying in any year at an educational institute in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, France, Germany, Sweden or Denmark.
- An individual (group applications are not permitted).
You can view all the prizes here.
Go here to learn more about Ecochic Design Award and to submit your application.