JNBY Group signs on to Redress Design Award
Redress has launched the ninth edition of The Redress Design Award, the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition.
With a focus on emerging designers this year’s winner will have a career-changing opportunity to collaborate with the JNBY Group, one of China’s leading fashion houses. The winning designer will create a sustainable collection for retail, while also supporting Redress’ mission to promote sustainable fashion and encourage positive change in China’s powerful fashion industry.
“In times of crisis, we desperately need creativity,” said Christina Dean, founder and chair of Redress. “Fashion’s direct link to waste, pollution and climate change is undisputed. By uniting the 2019 winner with a sustainably-minded fashion brand in China, we can influence one of the world’s most important fashion epicentres whilst showcasing the advances that China is making to clean up its act.”
“JNBY Group shares Redress’ goal to create a sustainable fashion industry,” added Li Lin, president and chief creative director of JNBY Group. “Last year we launched Reverb, a new circular fashion brand that is transforming our group’s environmental impact. Globally the desire for change, particularly among the younger generation, is evident. We believe in the importance of educating the next generation and look forward to welcoming the next winner of the Redress Design Award into our team.”
With support from two new headline sponsors this year’s competition will also accept applications from menswear designers for the first time since its launch in 2011.
The ongoing major sponsorship from Create Hong Kong, together with new sponsors JNBY Group and Gold Sponsor, Eastman Naia (which makes fully traceable and sustainable cellulosic yarn), has enabled the 2019 awards to expand to accept entries from menswear, alongside womenswear and unisex designers.
Emerging designers worldwide with less than three years’ industry experience are eligible to apply for the award. Entries close on March 14.