The international design contest Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) is launching its 2021 RCGD Global Design Contest in partnership with Tencel, the textile specialty brand of The Lenzing Group, and CLO Virtual Fashion, a multinational technology company with over 15 years of research and development in garment simulation.
Designers can submit their application from July 30 until August 23, 2021 through rcgdglobal.com. The competition is open to talented designers over the age of 18, alongside established designers looking to begin or extend their sustainable journey. Anyone with an interest or passion for sustainability can participate in it.
The winners will be selected by August 25, 2021 by an international panel of design experts. The winning designs' construction will take place this fall and will be created as one-of-a-kind pieces in CLO’s true-to-life 3D garment simulation software.
Created from Tencel branded botanic in origin and biodegradable fibers, each sustainable piece will be worn by a RCGD ambassador from the world of fashion and media to this year's RCGD event. Attended physically and brought to life digitally with CLO software to an audience of passionate sustainability voices, the event will showcase sustainable design using fabrics made with Tencel fibers or Tencel Luxe filament with a spotlight on the key environmental themes such as regeneration, circularity and decarbonization.
Alongside the exhibition opportunity, access to RCGD’s network of sustainability pioneers and talents, the prize for the design contest will include a business mentorship, monetary prize and partner goodies.
Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) is a women-led global organization founded in 2009 by environmentalist Suzy Amis Cameron. It challenges designers from around the world to deliver eco-friendly garments through a no-waste approach, focusing on social impact consideration, fair and humane treatment of manufacturers, a clear supply chain, and materials which use a high proportion of recycled and biodegradable materials. Since its inception, the campaign has grown to include brand collaborations, internships, knowledge-share platforms and educational experiences for students.