By Danielle Wightman-Stone

The Green Carpet Talent Competition, which challenges emerging designers to redefine sustainability in fashion, has shortlisted five rising stars for The Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer Award, which will be presented at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan on September 22.

Judges scrutinised entries from 10 semi-finalists to name 5 shortlisted design talent for the final, including designs featuring innovations such as ‘silk fur’ made from waste silk yarns, padding made from recycled plastic bottles, reclaimed waste fishing nets from Aquafil, creators of Econyl regenerated nylon yarn and wooden ‘eco-leather’, in addition to “home touches” such as reclaimed materials from designer’s family haberdasheries.


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