We gathered our Hong Kong Redress Design Award Alumni together at The Hive Studios last month for a networking event with a twist... First, questions around the current challenges we collectively face in moving towards a truly sustainable fashion supply chain were thrown snowball style in the venue with guests selecting a ‘ball’ at random to discuss in an active ice-breaking session.
Arnault Castel of kapok, (our Redress Design Award 2018 Alumni Prize sponsor) then shared his inspiring business story with the room, giving insight into Hong Kong market's appetite to support independent labels.
Following which our emerging designers were paired up with numerous industry gurus who offered invaluable practical advice on incorporating sustainability into their work, whatever our alumni's career choices in fashion!
Thanks to our sponsors for the night - The Hive Studios, who welcomed us into their space, Peroni, who helped keep the conversation flowing and media partner HK01. Prize sponsor JUKI, awarded an Overlock Machine - with the winner selected at random - to alumni Angus Tsui.
The Redress Design Award Alumni Network now boasts a tight-knit community of 150+ sustainable fashion game-changers globally. If you are looking for young emerging designers who have both the creativity and conviction to change the pattern of fashion for your next project, please get in touch, and stay posted for big things from these torchbearers for #sustainablefashion!