It’s still sweater-weather. Kate Morris, the first prize winner of the Redress Design Award 2017 (formerly the EcoChic Design Award) has just recently launched her highly anticipated sustainable knitwear Pop Collection with The R Collective. The R Collective (formerly BYT) is a company that champions and supports emerging designers, giving them a platform to get their brands up and running. Born from NGO Redress, The R Collective is determined to change wasteful practices in the fashion industry. This would be The R Collective’s first collection. Kate’s playful, pop-art inspired limited collection consists of 8 knitwear styles, including reversible long cardigan-coats, sweaters and turtlenecks, all of which were created by up-cycling luxury yarn waste in a design collaboration with knitwear brand, 22 Factor.

British designer Kate Morris managed to out-design hundreds of other competitors from 46 countries and was crowned winner of Redress Design Award – the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition in September 2017. The 2018 cycle is now open to emerging designers and students with less than three years’ professional experience with a closing date of 13 March 2018. Please help us on our global talent search for those who have what it takes to rethink fashion. find out more here:

Read about Kate Morris in Issue 13