Sustainable Collections Designed To Drive Growth Towards a Circular Fashion System

A new sustainable experience designed by design thinking game-changers with the aim to transform the global fashion industry opens at Fashion for Good Experience in Amsterdam.

This week, Fashion for Good Experience (FFGE) opened a temporary exhibit featuring the collections of the Redress Design Award 2018, a sustainable fashion design competition. The unique pieces, displayed on mannequins of Mannequino, the world’s first modular mannequin display system designed for a circular economy, were created with zero-waste, upcycling and reconstruction techniques.

Ganit Goldstein came up with a textured cape dress, up-cycled from a mixture of shredded textile waste, both pre- and post-consumer.   Image credit: Eluxe Magazine

Redress is a pioneering Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile waste and promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. The Redress Design Award promotes sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive growth towards a circular fashion system, in the 2018 cycle receiving applications from 55 different countries. First place was awarded to Tess Whitford and runner up to Jesse Lee, who both feature as part of the exhibition.

Hung Wei-Yu used bark lace and up-cycled textile sourced from bridal wear production for a design that was paired with a panelled skirt, reconstructed from secondhand kimonos and obi.  Image credit: Eluxe Magazine

Officially opened by Director of Partnerships & Communications Redress, Hannah Lane and Managing Director of Fashion for Good, Katrin Ley, the exhibition includes finalists like Hung Wei-Yu whose work on sustainability focused on upcycling techniques and experimenting with handmade lace made from wood scraps from the furniture industry.

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You will be able to experience all the garments taking part in the exhibition from 17th January until the 14th February 2019 at the Fashion for Good Experience at Rokin 102 in Amsterdam. Entry is free.

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Founding editor-in-chief & WearableTechStylist of FashNerd.com, Muchaneta has worked in the fashion industry for over 14 years. She is currently one of the leading influencers speaking and writing about the merger of fashion with technology and wearable technology and a regular contributor to digital news sites like Wareable.
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