The Langham

Tackling Real-Life Waste

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In the lead up to the Grand Final show, our EcoChic Design Award finalists were united in Hong Kong to explore the multiple possibilities for tackling real-life textile waste scenarios. Competing in challenges focused on circular economy models, our designers crafted prototypes for new lifestyle products from Cathay Pacific’s retired uniforms at the Langham, Hong Kong; rescued discarded clothes from Hong Kong’s clothing bins through simple care techniques with Miele; and got a taste of the production line and the critical role that designers play even at the manufacturing stage with TAL Group. These challenges showed these young designers first-hand how improved interactions between designers, manufacturers and consumers can significantly alter the overall environmental impact of every single piece of clothing. Congratulations to all our winners!

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MINIMAL WASTE UNIFORMS FOR T'ANG COURT RESTAURANT

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Victor Chu, our Second Prize Winner of The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15, has applied the techniques and theory leant from his competition experience to bring sustainable fashion to life at The Langham, Hong Kong. His minimal waste uniform designs, a fusion of sustainability and elegance, are debuting at the hotel’s two Michelin-star restaurant, T’ang Court. Complementing this, a new locally sourced vegetarian menu has been introduced to the restaurant. 

WATCH THE ECOCHIC DESIGN AWARD 2014/15 FINAL LIVE!

Watch The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 finalists present their minimal waste collections on the runway at Hong Kong Fashion Week’s World Boutique. The show will be live streamed on 21 January 2015 at 17:00 HKT / 09.00 GMT on NOTJUSTALABEL.COM.