Australian designer Tess Whitfort has won big on the world stage.

Following a global search for talent, the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition culminated in a live Grand Final runway show in Hong Kong.

Whitfort was announced as the Redress Design Award 2018 first prize winner.

Organised by Redress, an environmental charity working to cut waste out of fashion, the award program first launched in 2011.

Other major prize winners included:

Redress Design Award 2018 Second Prize with Orsola de Castro: Jesse Lee, Hong Kong

Redress Design Award 2018 Hong Kong Best Prize Winner: Jesse Lee, Hong Kong

Redress Design Award 2018 Special Prize with Cara G Winner: Sarah Jane Fergusson, Japan

Redress Design Award 2018 Alumni Prize with kapok Winner: Claire Dartigues, France

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