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Reloved Design Competition

Calling all fashion designers with an eye for sustainability to enter the Reloved Design Competition. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your upcycling skills and be in with the chance to win some amazing prizes, including a full retail experience with £50 vouchers to spend at a TRAID shop and the change to showcase your design in store..

Upcycling clothes is a growing trend and one of the most sustainable things people can do in fashion. Textile upcycling has enormous benefits; it conserves the environment, reduces CO2 emissions, reduces the cost of production and encourages creativity and innovation. Take part in the competition and redesign something you no longer use!” Jose Baladron, TRAID Recycling Development Manager.

Forget fast fashion; now is the time to slow things down and make space for creativity, skill and sustainability. Put your upcycling skills to the test with the Reloved Design Competition and redesign a top, dress or pair of trousers to create a wearable new garment.  

Thank you very much to all the people who entered the competition. All the entries were strong contestants which celebrated the sustainable culture by upcycling old garments and transforming them into new exciting pieces. Please congratulate the worthy winners of the RELOVED Design Competition. 

All competition contestants had either to be residents work or study from one of the seven north London boroughs. All entries had to be submitted by 27 January 2020. To register for the competition you needed to submit a “before” picture with a brief description of your upcycling project, plus a picture capturing the final result. All accepted entries will receive a confirmation email with details of where to post entries. 

A panel of industry experts judged the competition entries based on creativity, transformation skills, and sustainability. The winners will be announced on 7 February 2020.

The top five entries to the competition will be showcased in a TRAID shop window and will win a full retail experience with styling advice, as well as £50 in vouchers to spend at the TRAID shop. The overall winner will also receive a sewing machine, to help them with future upcycling projects. Check the Terms and Conditions and textile collection information for more details.