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.
- Malka Silcott - Bumblebee inspired occasion jacket
- Katarzyna Lukaszynska - Three in one flapper dress
- Kai Keir - Sportswear evening dress
- Nina Brostrøm Laumann - The zero waste shirt
- Ella Wright - Everyday wear cropped jumper
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.