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 through its industry-led initiative – the Circular Apparel Innovation Factory*
*Terms and conditions apply
WINNER OF CDC 2019
I WAS A SARI
AT LAKME FASHION WEEK
INTRODUCING CIRCULAR CHANGEMAKERS INDIA'S FIRST INVESTMENT READINESS PROGRAM
FOR CIRCULAR & SUSTAINABLE FASHION STARTUPS SUPPORTED BY CIRCULAR DESIGN CHALLENGE
In this only-of-its-kind initiative, Circular Design Challenge partnered with Circular Apparel Innovation Factory to create an investment-ready platform that would showcase innovations and solutions for a circular economy across the textile & apparel value chain.
Thus was born – Circular Changemakers in 2019. Multiple applicants applied to become a part of this program of which six innovative businesses with high impact models in circular fashion were selected to pitch for strategic investment and partnerships to a jury of investors at Lakme Fashion Week.
Announcing the second edition & Call for entries now.
PRESENTING FASHION FOR GOOD,
SUPPORTED BY CIRCULAR DESIGN
The Circular Design Challenge and one of the world’s
pre-eminent platforms for sustainable innovation, Fashion For
Good, collaborated to conduct a special masterclass on
Circular Fashion during Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive
This workshop helped the fashion fraternity understand
the need for innovations in circular design and reduce impact
of waste in the industry.
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 is today the number one digitally followed fashion property in the world and has over 100 million consumer impressions across social media channels, garnering over $100 million in PR and media coverage per annum. LFW is known for its high level projects and showcases in Indian fashion, spotlighting crafts, circularity and sustainability through the prism of fashion that has a positive social, economic and environmental impact. IMG Reliance engages with all the important stakeholders in the Indian fashion industry, from diverse artisan groups and NGO’s to the Govt., brands/retailers and emerging/established designers for various sustainable fashion initiatives. More
India’s largest company Reliance Industries collaborated with IMG in a joint venture to promote and develop sports, entertainment and fashion in India. Contributing to the fashion industry we host India’s largest fashion platform, the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW). More
Intellecap, supported by the DOEN Foundation, with Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd. as its first corporate anchor partner, launched the Circular Apparel Innovation Factory (CAIF) in 2018. CAIF is an industry-led platform aiming to build a circular apparel and textile industry. Our mission is to build the ecosystem to search, seed, support, and scale circular textile and apparel innovations in India. We leverage the Aavishkaar approach of creating impact at scale through providing access to capital, knowledge, and networks throughout an innovator’s journey.