Call for Entries: We The Makers Design Festival | Designer Showcase

Design for the Future: Sustainable and Ethical Textiles and Fashion

We the Makers is a major new biennial Design Festival from the National Wool Museum in Geelong Australia that showcases the work of makers, designers and artists.

The City of Greater Geelong and the National Wool Museum are calling for professional and emerging fashion designers to enter an entire look for the inaugural “We the makers” Designer Showcase.

Participants are asked to respond to the Festival’s 2020 theme: ‘Design for the Future: Sustainable and Ethical Textiles and Fashion’.

With major cash prizes and professional development opportunities up for grabs – now is the time to start thinking about what you are going to make!

Are you a professional or emerging fashion designer?
The Design Showcase will feature the work of 20 top professional and emerging fashion designers from across Australia and around the world – whose work responds to the We The Makers Festival’s theme: “Design for the Future: Sustainable and Ethical Textiles and Fashion”.

Each entrant is required to enter a “look” (head to toe) that responds to the festival theme – with the “Designer of the Year” set to win a $10,000 AUD cash prize.

Entries will be judged on their ability to design and redefine sustainable and ethical textiles.

All entries must be available to be showcased at the National Wool Museum for the entirety of the We the Makers Design Festival (15 May to 4 October 2020).

The top twenty entries will be selected and invited to take part in the Designer Showcase. No items will be for sale. Designers are responsible for transport of garments to and from the Museum. Using wool is not a requirement of entry.

All designers selected into the Designer Showcase go in the running to win major cash prizes and professional development opportunities.

For more information on key dates and entry requirements, click HERE.