Student Design Competition



The Real Leather. Stay Different. China Mainland Student Design Competition 2022 has now closed. Thank you to all the talented students who participated!

Scroll below to explore the winners’ designs.


We will shortlist finalists in each category before the judges choose category winners and an overall winner who will see their design professionally made and promoted in a capsule collection, as well as taking home the trophy and featuring in the RLSD 2022 coffee table book.

Designs that celebrate the beauty, versatility & sustainability of leather and champion slow style.

Designs must be made of at least 50% leather from cow hide.

Any other materials used must be natural or organic materials, for example wood or any natural fibres.

No fur or exotic skins. Our mission is to cut waste and utilise materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

Plastics must only be used where no natural alternatives are available.

Enter in any of three categories







Learn how leather is sourced, selected and produced, and how to choose and work with the right leather for your project.

Watch our student training video below and discover why using natural, organic and long lasting materials like leather cut waste and offer a sustainable alternative to environmentally damaging and short lived synthetics and plastics.

Educational Materials

Want to learn more about how using leather cuts waste, landfill and carbon? Or about its durability, versatility and timeless style?