The EcoChic Design Award has opened its doors to Malaysia

Now you can design the future of fashion

By ELLE Malaysia | Published: 17 Jul 2014

EcoChic Design Award
Photo: Eco Chic Awards

For the first time ever, the EcoChic Design Award (ECDA), a global prize for sustainable fashion design, has opened its doors to emerging designers in Malaysia.

The competition was founded in response to the shockingly large amount of textile waste that is produced and disposed of around the world.

To be eligible for the career-changing prizes, entrants must create a contemporary, wearable womenswear design that abides by the theme of Modern China Chic and uses one or more of three minimal waste design techniques: zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction.

Our editor-in-chief, Andrea Wong, has joined the local judging panel who have been tasked with identifying Malaysia’s most talented sustainable designer. The national winner will travel to Hong Kong in January 2015 to show his or her sustainable collection at Hong Kong Fashion Week, where the three overall winners will be announced.

The first-prize winner will design a capsule collection using up-cycled textiles for Shanghai Tang. The second-prize winner will team up with renowned luxury hotel, The Langham in Hong Kong, to design a sustainable uniform collection for the hotel's T’ang Court restaurant. The third-prize winner will receive an educational trip to the Bali design centre of sustainable luxury jewellery brand, John Hardy.

For further details on how to enter, visit But be quick, as entries close on August 15.


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