The 2012 Hessnatur Humanity in Fashion Award

The 2012 Hessnatur Humanity in Fashion AwardDeadline: 15 September 2011

The Humanity in Fashion Award is the design prize for . It recognizes young and rising designers for creating clothes designed on the basis of sustainability. The winner receives an award of 25,000 euros ($36,000) and an exclusive contract to create a women’s capsule collection for hessnatur, Germany’s largest natural clothing brand.

The Humanity in Fashion Award creates greater visibility for ecological and fair clothing as well as proving that a choice doesn’t have to be made between trend-driven fashion and sustainable fashion. It gives start-up aid to young and rising designers of sustainable clothing, and provides fresh momentum for a natural clothing culture.

The Humanity in Fashion Award will be presented as part of a public event during Berlin Fashion Week in January 2012.

All young and rising designers whose work involves sustainable collection concepts and ecologically and fairly produced fashion are invited to participate in the competition. The prize is awarded to the designer of a women’s collection which reflects global issues.

The finalists and the winner of the Humanity in Fashion Award will be selected by an independent expert jury consisting of:

Miguel Adrover– hessnatur designer

Dr. Alfons Kaiser – FAZ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Head of Department, Germany and the World

Prof. Stephan Schneider– Berlin University of the Arts, Institute for Experimental Clothing and Textile Design

Dr. Stefanie Schütte – Deutsche Presse Agentur, Primary fashion correspondent for the dpa

Enn Waller – Brigitte Woman, Fashion Director

Competition announcement poster Application documents must be sent by no later than September 15, 2011 (date of postmark) to:

Hess Natur-Textilien GmbH
»Humanity in Fashion Award«
Marie-Curie-Str. 7
35510 Butzbach

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site: http://www.humanity-in-fashion-award.com/index_en.php

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