Student Design Competition

THE UK

2024 COMPETITION COMING SOON

We are delighted for the fourth year to host the UK Real Leather. Stay Different. Student Design Competition 2023, a search for the best of the UK’s new designers and for those who want to promote slow style and a more sustainable future for fashion.

View all 2023 shortlisted designs on rlsd.internationaldesigncomp.com!

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 will receive a trophy, certificate and Coffee Table Book covering the competition and including their entry. The overall winner will be chosen from three categories, their design will be professionally made, and form part of a capsule collection showcasing the best international talent and unveiled at an event hosted in Europe in October 2023.

CATEGORIES AVAILABLE:

1

Apparel

2

Footwear

3

Accessories

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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?