Christina Dean (bio), CEO of Redress, joins Marc Raco (host of Fashion Is Your Business podcast) for a Special Report on news that The EcoChic Design Award 2017 has become available in the United States for the first time in its seven year history. The EcoChic Design Award 2017, developed and is organized by Redress, is open to emerging designers and students with less than 3 years’ experience who currently live in Asia, Europe or the USA.
According to its website, Redress is an NGO established 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 organizations. 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.”