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  • Kirraly Antcliff

Global design contest 2020

Are you an emerging designer or established fashion label with a drive for designing out waste?

Applications are open for Red Carpet Green Dress Global Design contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe. From Auckland to Amsterdam, the competition is open to any individual over the age of 21 with the contest aimed at highlighting the positive impact the fashion industry can have on society and the environment whilst supporting emerging talents. The concept for the contest was conceived in 2009 by Red Carpet Green Dress founder Suzy Amis Cameron whilst supporting her husband James Cameron on the press tour of his film 'Avatar'. Recognising the red carpet as a global opportunity to shine a light on sustainable fashion by encouraging designers to consider social impact along the supply chain and embrace an eco-friendly approach through designing out waste and choosing responsible fibres such as TENCEL™ Luxe.

Photo credit - Red Carpet Green Dress

The challenge posed to designers is to sketch an honourable red carpet gown or suit with consideration to reducing waste. Contestants are required to virtually select their material of choice from three TENCEL™ Luxe sustainable materials, which the winning design will be created from to be exhibited at the Red Carpet Green Dress Gala in Los Angeles. For each single entry Red Carpet Green Dress in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe collects a small fee, with a percentage of the funds supporting and raising awareness of two social organisations that contribute to equitable garment worker rights.


Awaj Foundation based in Bangladesh assists garment workers and their families, through empowering and encouraging women to engage in leadership roles, as well as improve industrial relations for all.

The Fifth Pillar is a local Myanmar non-profit organisation composed of human rights lawyers working in cooperation with Fair Wear initiative to ensure garment worker rights are respected without discrimination.

Photo credit - Red Carpet Green Dress

About TENCEL™ Luxe

TENCEL™ Luxe branded Lyocell filament yarn derives from certified renewable wood sources, created in a closed loop process. TENCEL™ Luxe is a biodegradable solution that combines the rich textile properties associated with luxury couture with eco-friendly practices.

TENCEL™ Luxe can be blended fluidly with fibres such as cashmere, wool and silk.


Photo credit - Red Carpet Green Dress

Lèa Seydoux in Louis Vuitton for Red Carpet Green Dress made from TENCEL™ Luxe filament yarn and organic silk faille.


Sourcing TENCEL™ Luxe


RawAssembly showcased a selection of responsible mills producing TENCEL™ Luxe fabrics at the second edition event held in Melbourne, from the 28th to 29th October 2019. Working closely with Seidentraum and Mozartex to introduce TENCEL™ Luxe to the wider fashion and textile industry. Tencel Luxe sample or bulk fabrics can be purchased directly from these producers and others located within the RawAssembly Sourcing Directory,


Images of MOZARTEX'S Tencel Luxe Materials



Image of SEIDENTRAUM Tencel Luxe - 80% Tencel™ (Lyocell) 20% Organic Peace Silk

51 gsm


More information on these responsible textile mills and sourcing TENCEL™ Luxe can be found within RawAssembly's new Sourcing Directory that will go live to members beginning of June 2020.

To sign up for membership to gain access to the Sourcing Directory go to:

www.rawassembly.com


To enter the Red Carpet Green Dress in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe contest go to: https://www.rcgdglobal.com/design-contest-2020/


The contest opened on 12th May at 9AM ET, and closes on 30th July at 5PM ET.


WHAT IS TENCEL LUXE:


Derived from renewable wood sources in a closed loop process, TENCEL™ Luxe branded Lyocell filament yarn defines the landscape of luxury fashion with its silky smoothness, liquid-like drape and color vibrancy. TENCEL™ Luxe is transforming the future of eco couture with TENCEL™ Luxe branded luxury filaments, designed for sensuality yet engineered with environmental responsibility.

Supremely smooth to the touch, fabrics containing TENCEL™ Luxe filaments drape beautifully while expanding the frontiers of aesthetic appeal with natural comfort. Fashioned to be astoundingly versatile, TENCEL™ Luxe filaments blend superbly with other noble fibers such as silk, cashmere or wool.


References


1/ https://www.rcgdglobal.com/design-contest-2020/


2/ https://www.tencel.com/luxe


3/ https://www.rcgdglobal.com

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