Submission Deadline: 15 June, 2015, 6pm CET
Voting Starts: 16 June, 2015, 6pm CET

They say the grass is always greener on the other side, which might be why as experts in perfectly produced digital prints, we tend to lust after artisanal, handcrafted pieces, where each individual flaw or variation only adds to the object’s unique charm. That’s why we’ve chosen to focus our latest challenge on one of the ultimate expressions of homespun craftsmanship: patchwork. 

No longer just a practical means of using up scraps of old fabric, we want you to celebrate the fantastic variety of patterns and prints patchworking can offer up. Imagine the cosy bohemian atmosphere created by old quilted blankets and throws, as paisleys and florals collide in a delightfully eclectic assembly; or the excitement of going through a treasure trove of vintage prints as you browse through old fabric swatches. It’s time to pick up your sewing needle and show us what you can patch together.

What can you win?

Each winner receives a one-off prize of 200€ once the collection launches on the website plus a sample of their products when it arrives in stock. But that is not all – if your design receives 500 orders on wholesale, you will receive an additional €200. This means that FRS can continue to embody the spirit of fashion democracy, rewarding our top designs again...and again...and again! We will also conduct an interview with the winner, publicizing their design across the fashion community in Berlin and worldwide.

To learn more and to submit your designs, go here