British designer takes home EcoChic Design Award 2017 first prize

Redress, a pioneering environmental NGO, last night announced the winners of the world’s largest sustainable fashion competition.

The EcoChic Design Award 2017, sponsored by Create HK, drew applications from 46 countries, culminating in a runway finale in Hong Kong. This followed a week-long intensive design exploration to prove there are already exciting solutions to change the face of fashion – one of the world’s most wasteful industries.

Fierce aesthetic and innovative techniques applied to a range of unusual and sometimes surprising materials combined to impress the distinguished judges, and dazzle 600 of the region’s most influential industry players and VIP onlookers. British designer Kate Morris won first prize demonstrating the power of the circular economy, where nothing goes to waste. All collections were made from textile waste, ranging from bridal wear offcuts combined with military uniforms to abandoned umbrellas and damaged yarns.

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