WHAT IS THE
The Circular Design Challenge is a platform for young fashion/accessory designers and entrepreneurs to showcase and win a prize for their innovative ideas and collections made by using materials from diverse waste sources including plastic. Launched in collaboration with Fashion for Earth by R|Elan™, UN Environment and Lakmè Fashion Week, it is one of India’s first and largest sustainable fashion challenges in the fashion, textiles and apparel industry.
The winner of the Circular Design Challenge will win a grand cash prize of Rs. 20 lakhs and an exclusive opportunity to showcase their collection at India’s largest fashion platform, Lakmè Fashion Week. The winner will also receive business mentorship from Intellecap, a pioneer in consulting sustainable enterprises dedicated to social and environmental change.*
*Terms and conditions apply
The jury for Circular Design Challenge will consist of expert professionals and personalities working in sustainability from diverse backgrounds such as fashion, textiles, academia, technology and media.
CIRCULAR DESIGN CHALLENGE
UN Environment is the leading global voice on the environment. It provides leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. UN Environment works with governments, the private sector, civil society and with other UN entities and international organizations across the world. More
Lakmè Fashion Week (LFW) is a leading platform to showcase inspiring ideas and narratives in the mainstream fashion industry in India on how fashion can be an agent for positive change in social, economic and environmental dimensions. Sustainable Fashion Day at LFW promotes a more inclusive and fairer fashion industry that can create empowerment opportunities for the smallest producers in the rural areas and encourages fashion/design entrepreneurs to work with artisans for sustainable livelihoods. At the same time, it creates the movement for driving innovative solutions in sustainability at the industrial & technological level in the apparel and textiles sector. More
R|Elan™ is a fast-growing brand of innovative fabrics that are borne out of a future-ready balance of performance, aesthetics, and sustainability and committed to the cause of creating a circular economy in the textile and fashion industry. R|Elan™ is one of the world’s largest recycler of PET bottles, converting them into superior, wearable fabric using practices that help reduce waste and pollution. Throughout its manufacturing processes, R|Elan™ strives to contribute towards beautiful fashion that not only paves the future of responsible apparel and related industries but also preserves the beauty of our planet. More