EcoChic Design Award 2013: We have a winner!

Following our previous post about the EcoChic Design Award, of which we are proud sponsors, we are thrilled to finally reveal the winners!

The announcement was made at the Grand Final Fashion Show during Hong Kong Fashion Week, which concluded three days of international multi-stakeholder dialogue and discovery to drive the fashion industry towards a more sustainable future.

First place, as well as the special prize, went to Karen Jessen from Germany, for her innovative use of the reconstruction design technique. As well as a cash prize, Karen has won the opportunity to design the 2014 ‘Recycled Collection by Esprit’ for Esprit’s global retail in mid 2014. Also part of the prize are e a one year subscription to the Berg Fashion Library and a one year printed subscription to the journals Fashion Theory and Fashion Practice from us.

Louise de Testa from France won second prize, which includes the opportunity to go on an educational trip to leading sustainable jewellery brand John Hardy’s design and production facilities in Bali to experience their design, production and business philosophies.


The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition challenging emerging fashion designers with less than three years’ experience to create mainstream appeal clothing with minimal textile waste. We absolutely love that we were able to be a part of it this year, and leave you with this video to learn more and start preparing your entries for 2014!