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Redress Design Award alumnae debut at Shenzhen Fashion Week

Eight alumni designers of the Redress Design Award presented their emerging sustainable fashion brands at SS23 Shenzhen Fashion Week last week, supported by Redress in partnership with the Shenzhen Garment Industry Association (SGIA).

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The Redress Design Award Alumni Network comprises a global community of previous finalists and semi-finalists of the world’s largest sustainable fashion competition, representing 40 countries and over 270 fashion professionals, including dozens of sustainable brands. With sustainability a growing focus for the Greater Bay Area’s key fashion events — such as with Shenzhen Fashion Week committing to carbon neutral consumption in both its output and displays — their participation is particularly timely.

As a result, Redress supported opportunities for 12 alumni brands to showcase in Hong Kong as part of the Redress Design Award 2022 finale events as well as at CentreStage, the annual fashion showcase organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

Source: Redress
Source: Redress

As part of its mission to educate and empower the fashion industry’s shift toward circular solutions, Redress, supported the Alumni Network through their sustainable fashion careers, including via networking events, brand collaborations, educational development, prize competitions, and other career-enhancing opportunities.

This year, Redress partnered with Tencel to support two alumni from Hong Kong, Eric Wong of Absurd Laboratory and Louise Lau of PSY LAU. Both designers utilised their regenerative fabrics converted from Tencel fibres with Refibra technology for their latest brand collections, which debuted this September at the Redress Design Award runway show.

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The next cycle of the Redress Design Award will kick off January 2023, inviting emerging sustainable fashion designers with less than four years of industry experience to participate in the competition and gain the chance to join the Redress Design Award Alumni Network for career support.