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EcoChic Design Award Challenges Chinese Fashion Designers to Face Local Problems

EcoChic Design Award Challenges Chinese Fashion Designers to Face Local Problems

Textile waste arising from the fashion industry may be the last thing on most consumers’ minds -- but it’s the first for Hong Kong based NGO, Redress . In 2010, an average of 234 tons of textiles were discarded into Hong Kong’s landfills -- daily. "This amount is surely a small blip compared to the vast amount of textiles discarded in China, the world’s largest garment manufacturer,” said Christina Dean , Founder of Redress. This pre- and post-consumer textile waste is now the heated and competitive focal point in Redress’ sustainable fashion design competition, The EcoChic Design Award , which is currently tearing through emerging Chinese fashion designers’ sketch books and fashion universities. The Competition © Redress The competition puts Asia’s new sustainable fashion design talent in the spotlight, creating a platform for the next generation of designers to break the...

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