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The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Each competition cycle takes designers on an education and design journey lasting several theory and design-packed months. Firstly, we educate designers about the fashion industry’s negative environmental impacts and the sustainable fashion design techniques, zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction that can combat this. Secondly, we provide designers with the tools, via lectures, videos, articles and recommended links, in order to develop their understanding of sustainable fashion design. We also challenge them to source textile waste, in its many forms, to enable them to transition towards sustainable design and sourcing. Only then do we put designers to the ultimate test – to cut waste out of fashion – in our standout sustainable design competition. This puts sustainable design talent in the spotlight and rewards the best with career-changing prizes to change the pattern of fashion. The international judging panel has drawn on their vast experience in design, manufacturing, retail and media to select The EcoChic Design Award 2013 finalists. This is who made the cut and competed for career changing prizes on the runway at Hong Kong Fashion Week on Wednesday night 15th of January …   alex Alex Law - Hong Kong Alex is currently working as a graphic designer in Hong Kong. Earlier this year he graduated with a Higher Diploma in Fashion Design from The Hong Kong Design Institute. For his The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Alex is combining zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques to create new outfits using leftover textiles and finished clothing samples sourced from a factory in Hong Kong and his college.       China Xinyan Dai - Mainland China Xinyan is currently studying Fashion Design at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in China. For her The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Xinyan is combining up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques to create new outfits using cut-and-sew waste from her own production and secondhand garments sourced from her friends.     Taiwan Tsung-Chin Chiang - Taiwan Tsung-Chin is currently studying a Masters in Fashion Design at Shih Chien University in Taipei. For her The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Chiang is reconstructing secondhand garments sourced from her own wardrobe, as well as her friends and family.         Singapore Phee Ng, Swee Yee - Singapore Phee is currently working as a graphic designer in Singapore. She has Diploma in Apparel Design and Merchandising from Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore. For her The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Phee is combining up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques to create new outfits using cut-and-sew waste from her own production and secondhand garments sourced from her friends and family.     UK Catherine Hudson - UK Catherine is currently working as an apprentice tailor in London. Earlier this year she graduated with a Fashion Design degree from the Manchester School of Art in the UK and she previously interned with renowned designers Peter Pilotto and Aitor Throup. For her The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Catherine is constructing geometric zero-waste patterns to fully utilise new textiles.     UK2 Clémentine Sandner - UK Clémentine is currently working as a production intern at Aitor Throup in London. Earlier this year she graduated with a Fashion Design and Creation degree from ESMOD Lyon. For her The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Clémentine is combining zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques to create new outfits using leftover textiles from her own production and secondhand clothes sourced from charity shops in France.   FRANCE Louise de Testa - France Louise is currently working on her own label, Louise de Testa, established in Paris in 2011. She has a Fashion Design degree from Atelier Chardon Savard in France and she has interned for famous designers, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander Wang and for US Vogue. For her The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Louise is combining zero-waste and up-cycling design techniques to create new outfits using leftover textiles from her own production and secondhand textiles sourced from flea markets in France.   germany Karin Jessen - Germany Karen is currently working on her own label, Benu Berlin, established in Berlin in 2012. She has a Fashion Design and Pattern Drafting degree from the ESMOD Berlin. For her The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Karen is reconstructing jeans and T-shirts sourced from secondhand stores in Germany.       Check out the Behind the Scenes video above, which shows a great overview of a piece of each of the collections and some info on the sustainability of each, and read more about the awards at: http://www.ecochicdesignaward.com  

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So, who won? German designer Karin Jessen not only snatched the 1st prize, to design the a sustainable collection for Esprit for their global retail "Recycled Collection by Esprit", but also won the special prize and gets to create a unique sustainable outfit for Sandy Lam, which she will wear in a fashion shoot for ELLE Hong Kong's 2014 green edition - our biggest and most heartfelt congratulations!

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Karin Jessen is the german finalist of the EcoChic 2013 Design Awards. She is currently working on her own label, Benu Berlin, established in Berlin in 2012. She has a Fashion Design and Pattern Drafting degree from the ESMOD Berlin. For her EcoChic Design Award 2013 collection, Karen deconstructed jeans and t-shirts sourced from secondhand stores in Germany. She said "Jeans and T-shirts are some of the most mass produced garments in the world and also the most thrown away. Transforming old clothes is an effective approach to turn this cycle around."

‘This eye-opening experience sharpened my perspective about the powerful position I have as a designer. This week has made me more determined to have a sustainable influence on the fashion industry,’ said Karen Jessen.

The EcoChic Design Award 2014 by Redress

Second prize: The EcoChic Design Award 2013 in Partnership with John Hardy was awarded to Louise de Testa. She will go on an educational trip to leading sustainable jewellery brand, John Hardy’s design and production facilities in Bali to experience their design, production and business philosophies.

The EcoChic Design Award 2014 by Redress

In addition, check out snaps from the catwalk show and awards on the Style by Asia Facebook page.

The EcoChic Design Award 2014 by Redress

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The EcoChic Design Award was developed and is organised by Redress.

Redress is a NGO started in Hong Kong in 2007, with a mission to promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry by reducing textile waste, pollution, water and energy consumption. They achieve this by educational sustainable fashion shows, exhibitions, competitions, seminars, research and via their recycled clothing standard. Their profile allows them to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, including fashion designers, textile and garment manufacturers, brands and retailers, schools and universities, multilateral organizations, governments, NGOs, financial institutions and media organisations.

Working with their partners, Redress aims to enhance, educate and enable the adoption of a more sustainable fashion industry that will help to minimize the negative impact and maximize the positive impact of the fashion industry on society and the environment.

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