How can the fashion industry become more sustainable?
Statistics: second to oil, fashion and textiles is the most polluting industry in the world. Our love for fashion may just be killing the earth. And that’s a scary thought. Which is why many designers and brands are jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon. From H&M’s eco-friendly line to Emma Watson’s Calvin Klein dress at the Met Gala made out of recycled plastic bottles, the conversation has begun.
But have you ever wondered what it’s like for designers working on the frontline to make our clothes more sustainable? Frontline Fashion, a flim by Redress, follows 10 talented Asian and European emerging fashion designers determined to change the future of fashion - currently one of the most polluting industries - for the better in the world’s biggest sustainable fashion design competition, The EcoChic Design Award.
In our February 2016 issue, we covered the EcoChic Design Award 2016. So before we bring you the EcoChic Design Award 2017, take a look inside the workings of the creative minds who are trying to change the world, one garment at a time.
FRONTLINE FASHION - Official Trailer
About Redress: Redress is a Hong Kong based NGO with a mission to promote environmental sustainability in Asia’s fashion industry by reducing textile waste, pollution, water and energy consumption. We achieve this via educational sustainable fashion shows, exhibitions, competitions, seminars, research and media outreach. Our unique profile allows us to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders. We work with multiple fashion designers, textile and garment manufacturers, retailers, schools and universities, multilateral organizations, governments, NGOs, financial institutions and media organizations.