Calling All (Aspiring) Green Fashion Designers: Deadline Approaching for Sustainable Design Competition

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The Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) is accepting applications for the 2010 Innovation Award, an annual sustainable design competition and, along with The Fairtrade Foundation, they have launched a new category sponsored by Tesco: The Fairtrade Cotton Award. If you are an aspiring green designer or if you are established and want to broaden your audience, this is the competition for you. Click through for details, deadlines(!), and view photos from last year's winners. Winners of the Innovation Award have the opportunity to show their spring 2011 collections at Pure or Estethica and the winner for the Fairtrade Cotton Award will have the opportunity to sell their apparel online at Tesco.

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September 2009 Innovation Award Winner: Mark Liu. Credit: Stique
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September 2009 Innovation Award Winner: Lalesso. Credit: Lalesso
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September 2009 Innovation Award Winner: Henrietta Ludgate. Credit: Henrietta Ludgate
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September 2009 Innovation Award Winner: MIA. Credit: MIA

According to the press release, entries will be judged by an expert panel of judges including fashion model Laura Bailey. More from EFF on the competition, below.

The competition seeks out and promotes inspirational emerging design talent. Entries will be judged on the basis of outstanding design and product quality, as well as social and environmental innovation. Winners will be rewarded for initiatives which benefit the people and communities behind their products, as well as for minimizing their impact on the environment and addressing environmental challenges.

It aims to inspire and motivate a new generation of design leaders to integrate sustainability at the core of what they do, and in turn to become influential in relation the the sustainability of the industry overall.

Visit EFF for details and share this info with your friends. Applications are due one week from today(!) on Sunday, June 13.