KappAhl launches contest for young designers of sustainable fashion
Swedish clothier KappAhl launched on January 25, 2015 a new contest for young designers of sustainable fashion and challenges fashion and textile students to create sustainable design solutions for the future
“The competition is a part of KappAhl contribution in the development of ways of working towards sustainable design and manufacturing,” says KappAhl’s Head of Design, Paul Laing, explaining the idea behind the contest.
Sustainability is crucial for both our industry and our customers. KappAhl’s ambition is to be a market player that makes its own contribution to the development of working methods for sustainable design and production.
The contest welcomes innovative design ideas which have a clear focus on sustainability for the fashion industry. This could be an idea that can be applied to a whole collection, or one that focuses on a specific type of garment, detail or means of production.
More than 80% of a product’s environmental impact is determined at the drawing board, making sustainable design an area with tremendous potential and plenty of room for experimentation and creative ideas. This is why KappAhl is launching its KappAhl Sustainable Design Contest for textile and fashion design students in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Poland. All that needs to be developed is the ideas!
The panel of judges consists of fashion icon Emilia de Poret, Kate Goldsworthy, who is Senior Research Fellow in Textiles Environment Design (TED) in London, KappAhl’s Head of Design Paul Laing, KappAhl’s designer Karin Verdoes, and Eva Kindgren de Boer, Sustainability Manager for KappAhl’s production activities.
The KappAhl Sustainable Design Contest will run from January 25 to March 17, 2016. The winner will receive support from KappAhl’s designers to transform his or her idea into reality and will visit one of KappAhl’s production countries for a trip on the theme of sustainable production.
One prize winner will be selected and given the chance to work towards making their winning idea a reality together with KappAhl’s design team.
The prize will even include a visit to one of KappAhl’s countries of production on the theme of sustainable production. This winning trip will be made with representatives from KappAhl and is worth around SEK 25000.
More details on the KappAhl Sustainable Design Contest can be had from the first link below.