Tommy Hilfiger partners with Redress on sustainable fashion design competition – TheIndustry.fashion

Tom Bottomley

05 January 2024

Tommy Hilfiger is joining forces with Hong Kong-based Redress for leading sustainable design competition, the Redress Design Award 2024.

The competition is calling on emerging designers worldwide to apply with their circular and sustainable fashion collections, by the closing date of 15 March 2024.

The Redress Design Award 2024 first prize winner will join the Tommy Hilfiger design team to work on a sustainable design project for retail, gaining valuable industry experience and building on their knowledge of sustainable fashion.

Redress is the Asia-focused environmental non-governmental organisation which is “accelerating the transition to circular fashion by educating designers and consumers” alike.

The award is under the support of Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the lead sponsor.

Dr. Christina Dean, Founder of Redress, said: “Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries. Left unabated, pollution and waste is set to worsen. We urgently need to accelerate circular fashion, which is the best way to let fashion thrive without costing the earth.

“Working from our Hong Kong headquarters, and with our Asia focus, we want to address – to remedy and set right – fashion, by collaborating with bold fashion brand businesses and brilliant design talent to create the fashion industry of the future, right now.”

Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., is described as having a “decades-long track record and commitment to making fashion more sustainable and inclusive” – under its ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’ banner.

Redress has over 170 university partners worldwide, and the Redress Academy, a free online learning platform, has benefited more than 120,000 students, designers and industry professionals.

Applications for the Redress Design Award 2024 are now open worldwide – to emerging designers and students with less than four years professional experience – via a dedicated website.