The global sustainable design competition from Red Carpet Green Dress, a women-led global organization for change, opened for 2020 and invites designers to submit a sketch of a red carpet or red carpet suit promoting sustainable fashion.
Conceived by Suzy Amis Cameron during the press tour for her husband, James Cameron’s film ‘Avatar’ in 2009, the competition calls on designers to deliver environmentally friendly garments through a waste-free, circular economy approach that takes into account social impact, including fair and humane treatment of manufacturers, a clear supply chain and, above all, materials that use a high proportion of environmentally friendly and recycled materials.
For 2020, Red Carpet Green Dress is launching in collaboration with Tencel Luxe, the industry’s first cellulose filament made from sustainable wood sources in a closed production process on a commercial scale. The competition is open to emerging and established designers from around the world who are over 21 years old and want to make a difference in fashion by focusing on eco-textiles and a waste-free approach to red carpet fashion.
The competition is open until July 30th. Then Suzy Amis Cameron, founder of Red Carpet Green Dress, will decide on the winners together with couture designer Laura Basci, founder of the Awaj Foundation, Nazma Akter, and Vice President for global brand management at Lenzing AG, Harold Weghorst.
The two winning designers will be notified by August 28th at the latest and will each win a cash prize of US $ 1,000, in addition to business mentoring, an invitation to participate in the Red Carpet Green Dress Gala and the opportunity to present their work to an audience of eco-influencers in LA and the opportunity to dress a VIP in their sustainable fashion designs.
Contributions cost $ 30, with a percentage of the funds raised going to the Awaj Foundation in Bangladesh and The Fifth Pillar (in partnership with Fair Wear) in Myanmar. This is a move that the organizers are allowing, particularly members of the global design community, to help the textile workers.
“At Red Carpet Green Dress we believe this is an important time for our sustainable design competition, which is promoting a message of hope and opportunity, especially when the mood is so bad,” said Samata Pattinson, Managing Director of Red Carpet Green Dress. “When Suzy Amis Cameron started the initiative in 2009, her motivation was to create opportunities and visibility for fashion designers and to collect donations for ecological or socially responsible purposes. We couldn’t think of a more relevant time to ascend over 10 years later for these two reasons. We are very excited to partner with Tencel Luxe to bring emerging design talent to the fore, as well as the incredible work our allies at the Awaj Foundation in Bangladesh and The Fifth Pillar in Myanmar are currently doing to support textile workers. “
Image: Courtesy of Red Carpet Green Dress