The Ecochic Design Award

Cutting waste out of fashion

The EcoChic Design Award is our sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Each competition cycle takes designers on an education and design journey lasting several theory and design-packed months. Firstly, we educate designers about the fashion industry’s negative environmental impacts and the sustainable fashion design techniques, zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction that can combat this. Secondly, we provide designers with the tools, via lectures, videos, articles and recommended links, in order to develop their understanding of sustainable fashion design. We also challenge them to source textile waste, in its many forms, to enable them to transition towards sustainable design and sourcing. Only then do we put designers to the ultimate test – to cut waste out of fashion – in our standout sustainable design competition. This puts sustainable design talent in the spotlight and rewards the best with career-changing prizes to change the pattern of fashion.

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Our competition cycles to date:

2011: The inaugural competition cycle in Hong Kong
2012: The second competition cycle in Hong Kong
2012: The inaugural competition cycle in Mainland China
2013: The competition expanded to Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, UK, France, Belgium and Germany
2014/15: The competition expanded to cover the ten regions of Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden
2015/16: The current competition cycle now underway expanded to cover all countries in Asia and Europe


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