Frontline Fashion: Redress launches docu-series to shine spotlight on industry’s waste issue


Frontline Fashion: Redress launches docu-series to shine spotlight on industry’s waste issue

Environmental charity redress and TV director Lindsay Robertson have
teamed up to launch the fourth season of Frontline Fashion, an
award-winning YouTube docu-series following emerging fashion designers as
they tackle one of the industry’s biggest issues: waste.

Set in Hong Kong, a hotbed for Asia’s ever-growing fashion industry, the
five-episode series tracks the 10 finalists of the Redress Design Award in
the days leading up to the grand finale of the sustainable fashion
competition.

The series follows the designers, who hail from countries including the
UK, Germany, Israel, Spain, Australia, India and Hong Kong, as they put the
final touches on their waste-reducing collections, and prepare to put them
in front of a tough panel of expert judges. Aside from preparing their
collections, they also gain invaluable insight from industry experts and
leaders and get a glimpse of exciting innovations happening in mass
manufacturing.

Christina Dean, founder and chair of Redress, said in a statement: “We
love fashion and the power it has to inspire. But today’s industry has lost
its heart. Fashion contributes 10 percent of global greenhouse gas
emissions and we scarily watch on as its environmental impact sets to
worsen. Frontline Fashion’s emotionally-engaging content delivers critical
information – about the designers on the frontline fighting back to clean
up fashion’s act – to consumers around the world. We must use fashion as a
force for good.”

To add to the pressure, the finalists are tasked with creating a
made-to-measure, up-cycled showstopper for second-time Frontline Fashion
host and model Cara G McIlroy to wear at the Grand Final. McIlroy
commented: “I am excited to be back as the host for another season of this
game-changing series. Each cycle of the Redress Design Award gets bigger
and bolder and it is inspiring to see these talented sustainable designers
come together with a united mission.”

Canadian finalist, Abby Gaskin, said: “We don’t have time
environmentally-speaking to consider why sustainable fashion is important.
And it’s our responsibility to inspire other designers to design with the
prospering of our planet in mind.”

The Redress Design Award 2020 is now open and accepting entries from up
and coming fashion designers with less than four years of experience.
Designers can also sign up for the new Circular Fashion Design Pathway
Course before 19 February 2020. The course includes a four-part webinar
series to support designers in their application process and finalists of
the 2020 cycle will feature in Frontline Fashion 5.

Photo courtesy of Redress



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