Upcycled fashion at the EcoChic Award 2014/15


The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition which challenges emerging designers to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. The competition is organised by Redress, a Hong Kong charity that promotes environmental sustainability in the fashion industry by reducing textile waste, pollution, water and energy consumption. Creations from the ten finalists will be hitting the stage on January 21st and the winner will receive a three month residency with the luxury brand Shanghai Tang and co-produce a sustainable capsule collection using upcycled textiles. The winner of second prize will design textile waste reducing staff uniforms for the Chinese restaurant T’ang Court at Hong Kong’s legendary five star hotel, The Langham. Pictured above, reconstructed and upcycled dress made with secondhand textiles and clothing by Kirstine Marie Hansen (Denmark).


Upcycled top and matching skirt made with end-of-rolls and sampling yardage textiles by Noella Tapasu Koy (France)


Zero waste and upcycled waste made with organic cotton and textile samples by Victor, Shing Hong Chu (Hong Kong)


Reconstructed jacket made with clothing samples paired with a reconstructed and upcycled dress made with industry clothing waste and second hand garments by Yvonne, Tien Chun Tsai (Taiwan)


 Zero waste dress made with surplus textiles by Cher, Carman Chan (Hong Kong)


Upcycled dress and jacket made with secondhand textiles by Kevin Germanier (UK)


Upcycled top and shorts made with secondhand textiles by Amandah Andersson (Sweden)

Images via EcoChic Award

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).