Launch of UNEP ROWA’s “Designers for the Future Competition” in collaboration with fashion designer Rami Kadi and Jamalouki Magazine

We are pleased to share with you the launch of “Designers for the Future Competition” for young designers in all Arab states, organized by UNEP Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA), in collaboration with Lebanese-American fashion designer Rami Kadi (UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Fashion) and regional magazine Jamalouki.

This competition aims to highlight the ability to create innovatively while remaining environmentally friendly and embracing a circular mindset. The contestants will have to showcase their talent and their ability to produce innovatively and responsibly by transforming the leftover fabrics/materials offered by Rami Kadi Maison de Couture into a wearable garment. The leftover material provided by the fashion house will symbolize circularity and exemplify how excess products can be re-inserted into production. This activity will serve as an opportunity to showcase regional talent that champions sustainability and creativity.

Contestants are invited to submit their portfolio through the link: https://www.unep.org/regions/west-asia/designers-future along with an optional video explaining the reason behind their interest. After the submission deadline, 10 designers will be shortlisted and will then proceed onto the next stage. In order to be eligible to register, contestant must be between the ages of 18 and 35, and both a resident and national in one of the 22 Arab League countries.

The winning contestant will be awarded with:

  • A feature in Jamalouki Magazine
  • An internship at Rami Kadi Maison de Couture, working closely with the designer himself
  • An invitation to participate in UNEA-5 (February 2022) , all expenses covered by UNEP ROWA.
  • A UNEP certificate

For more info, please visit UNEP West Asia’s Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/p/CN-jvNrDupH/.

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