Student Design Competition

China

2024 COMPETITION NOW OPEN

To encourage thinking about our planet’s future and to combat this waste, our judges are challenging you to create an original, innovative, and visually stunning design, in one of three categories of apparel, accessories or footwear made from real cattle leather. They would also like to see how entrants approach creating garments that will not only last, but be loved, for a lifetime.

The competition opens for registration March 1, 2024, and closes on May 31, 2024. Any entries submitted after that date will not be accepted.

Visit rlsd.internationaldesigncomp.com to read the brief and deliverables!

THREE CATEGORIES AVAILABLE:

1

Apparel

2

Footwear

3

Accessories

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.

Prizes

Each of the three category winners and the People’s Choice Award winner will receive a trophy, certificate and Coffee Table Book covering the competition and including their entry. See all prizes at rlsd.internationaldesigncomp.com!

Meet The Winners

Click the below images to find out more about this year’s finalists!

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.

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Educational Materials

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