ECO-Fashion winners announced in New York, USA
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), a non-profit trade association, and Lexus (car brand) challenged emerging designers to develop proposals for a sustainable clothing or accessory line with the environment in mind and has bestowed the CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge at an event at MADE Fashion Week in New York the three winners of the 2012 edition
The winners are Pamela Love, Victoria Bartlett and Melissa Joy Manning. All submitted proposals for a clothing or accessory line demonstrating a commitment to ecologically responsible design. The contest required that a minimum of 30 % of the collection had to be produced in an environmentally-friendly manner. The proposals handed in included components such as recycled plastic, reclaimed wood, minimal packaging and non-chemically treated fabrics.
The winners will each receive USD 25000 to bring their collection to life and produce a fashion show during the February 2013 Fashion Week in New York. The proposals were selected by a panel of judges from CFDA, Marie Claire, ABC Carpet & Home, Amazon, The Terminal Presents and Parsons School of Design and were based on design credibility, business acumen and eco-commitment, with special attention focused on eco-fabrics, materials, processes and packaging.