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EcoChic Designer Award bestowed

During the Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer on July 5, 2012, local fashion designer Wister Tsang, a graduate of Bianchi College of Careers was bestowed with the EcoChic Designer Award 2012

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The jury honoured Tsang for its unique kimono-style outfits and clean-line jumpsuit creations. Tsang was the winner out of the six finalists with six piece collections by incorporating such sustainable design techniques as reconstruction, zero waste and up-cycling.

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1342682666289_WisterTsang1_369907According to Christina Dean, founder of the non-governmental body Redress, organising the event declared: “The fashion industry creates excessive amounts of waste that causes environmental pollution, with China manufacturing approximately 40 % of the world’s textiles and 30 % of the world’s apparel. Hong Kong alone produces 234 t of textiles each day. Designers are said to influence about 80 % of the environmental impact of a product, so designers must be part of the solution”.

Wister Tsang will design a sustainable collection for global fashion brand Esprit to be sold in Hong Kong 2013. A major partner of the programme, Esprit provided the fabric waste used by the six finalists during the competition.

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