Redress Design Award 2018!
Australian designer; Tess Whitfort, Alumni of Box Hill Institute, a Semi-Finalist!
Following intense rounds of preliminary judging, the 30 semi-finalists for the Redress Design Award 2018 have been unveiled. Organised by Hong Kong-based environmental NGO Redress, this year’s competition has been the toughest cycle yet since the launch of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition in 2011. Reviewing a record number of applications from 56 regions, the expert judging panels scored the applicants based on creativity, originality, sustainability and market viability in order to cut hundreds of ambitious young sustainable designers down to just 30, including 1 Australian designer; Tess Whitfort, Box Hill Institute Alumni!
Tess’ collection that has been entered for the Redress Design Award was inspired by different subcultures and the way people express themselves through their clothing choices. She applies the design techniques of up-cycling and zero-waste to industry end-of-rolls, customising her edgy androgynous collection through the use of eco-friendly inks and paints.
“For me, sustainable practices within fashion design are an absolute necessity. I feel that it is our responsibility as young designers to limit the negative environmental impacts of the fashion industry. I am committed to finding new solutions for fashion and part of the appeal is that sustainable design is all about problem solving, innovation and functional design.”
The People’s Choice
The Redress Design Award 2018 semi-finalists have just been announced and Redress are asking YOU to be a judge and vote for your favourite of these emerging sustainable designers from across the world who will be awarded the ‘People’s Choice’.
Vote now and support Box Hill Institute alumni Tess Whitfort!