By applying for the Redress Design Competition, all applicants have the opportunity to delve into the new Circular Fashion Design Pathway Course, providing a platform for all the designers to learn, inspire and build on their applications with support. Exploring the negative impacts of the fashion industry and supply chain on the environment, they are then taught sustainable design techniques revolving around zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction using genuine waste (not simply off cuttings).
Speaking with Hannah Lane, Redress’ Strategic Director of Partnerships and Communications, she stressed that the Redress Design Award is more than just a design competition, rather, an educational and supportive mentorship, whereby world experts guide young designers to think deeply about circular design practices and theory, reaching further than simply overt solutions. The cruciality of this is highlighted by WRAP’s statement that almost 80% of a product’s environmental impact is locked in at the design stage. Following this process, the candidates then showcase their creative ingenuity by producing commercial, yet game-changing collections from textile waste to ‘inspire and redress the world’.
With our shared mission and values, Staiy is therefore extremely proud to sponsor the prize for the additional Redress 2020 All Star Alumni Award.Marking a decade of innovation and vocalisation, Redress celebrates the greatest achievers within their community. Judged by a panel of industry professionals, including our very own Founder Chiara Latini, they searched for impressive sustainability credentials, a commercial mindedness and a creative acumen. With over 200 designers eligible, the two winners, Patrycja Guzik and Annaiss Yucra, are awarded a retail partnership to join the Staiy marketplace, with all launch marketing included.