Biodegradability of fabrics

In the 2015 fashion documentary ‘True Cost’, it was reported that a staggering 80 billion pieces of clothing are consumed each year, but only 10% of them are donated to charity or thrift stores. The remaining 90% ends up in landfills as textile waste! Well, how can we avoid textile waste? One option is to extend the lifecycle of our clothing by up-cycling or repurposing them, and the other option is to decompose some of our clothing!  Textiles made from natural fibres can be composted and returned to earth. We’ve put together a little infographic on the biodegradability of the fabrics to help you along the next time you do a spring clean of your wardrobe. Some of your clothes can go straight back into the soil. Take a look below…

5 Free Online Courses to Learn About Sustainability in Fashion and Beyond

Millions of people around the world are stuck inside their houses, and boredom has been taking hold of many people over the past weeks. For those of us fortunate enough to stay at home, the days might feel a little endless, with not much to do. As we wait for the outside to become safer again, this is a great time to turn our attention to learning things. Thinking of the people who can’t go out and don’t have a lot to do right now, we’ve curated a list of great (and free!) online courses related to environmentalism and sustainable design.

Isolation can be difficult. The considerable decrease in social interaction and outdoor activities can make anyone anxious and feeling on edge. Keeping one’s mind occupied is a great way to pass the time during these strange days. We can’t think of a better way to exercise the brain than learning about the driving force behind Red Carpet Green Dress: sustainability. The courses below revolve around creating a more conscious future for our planet and viewing different perspectives on sustainable practices. We hope you enjoy them!

1. UCLA – Sustainable Living
Designed, developed, and facilitated by UCLA students, the Sustainable Living course online is a sub-division of the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP). The series compiles talks from speakers from the university and several other institutions to talk about the layers of sustainability. Here, you’ll hear about the practices of conscious living from experts, activists, professors, community activists, reps from environmental NGOs, and even government officials. The topics are as varied as green businesses, environmental justice, food systems, organic gardens, transportations, and the green economy in general, and it serves as a great introduction to this vast world.

2. London College of Fashion – Fashion, and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World
The London College of Fashion has housed the Centre for Sustainable Fashion research facility since 2008. For years, this institution has focused on creating knowledge to make our industry more sustainable. Their Fashion and Sustainability free course, aimed at fashion workers and educators, serves as an introduction to sustainable fashion, and its potential impact. Educators from the Centre for Sustainable Fashion teach this six-week course. In this time, they explore the reasoning behind sustainable fashion, the critical issues within the industry, the agendas at play, and the contexts associated with luxury fashion. Kering, Kering, the luxury fashion group behind brands like Gucci, Balenciaga, and Yves Saint Laurent, supports this series of lectures.

3. The University of Exeter – Who Made My Clothes?
Created in conjunction with the not-for-profit global movement Fashion Revolution, this 3-week course serves as a first contact with how the fashion industry looks behind the scenes. Students can learn about the practices of the fashion industry and how supply chains work, along with their cost in the economy and the lives of workers. It’s also an excellent tool to learn how to research brands and engaging in a safer and more conscious supply chain. It is an excellent place to begin that journey if you’re looking for a guide on how to become a more conscious buyer.

4. Columbia University – The Age of Sustainable Development
A 14-week course taught by world-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs, it is based on his 2015 book of the same name. It’s an in-depth view of the meaning of sustainable development, and the current challenges its practices face. The Columbia professor teaches course students about the history of economic growth from the Industrial Revolution onwards, and how inequality has looked like at different times. He also delves into the various scenarios that need to be taken into account for sustainable development, including social justice, urbanisation, climate change, biodiversity, and more. In all, these lessons offer a comprehensive look from someone who has been researching this topic in the world stage for many years.

5. The Canopy Lab – Sustainability for Youth
The Canopy Lab is a Danish company that’s been looking to change the way people learn since 2015. Their Sustainability for Youth course has several speakers from different areas and experiences sharing their journeys in sustainability, from day-to-day practices like reducing waste to entrepreneurs creating projects entirely based on organic materials.

Awaj Foundation Campaign Message

AWAJ FOUNDATION

Our Workers

Supported by the Conscious Fashion Campaign in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe will be directing a percentage of funds raised towards two crucial organizations: Awaj Foundation in Bangladesh and The Fifth Pillar (in cooperation with Fair Wear) in Myanmar, as provision for the disproportionately vulnerable garment workers severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through its projects, services, research and advocacy, the Awaj Foundation in Bangladesh aims to empower workers and enable harmonious industrial relations. Awaj Foundation particularly focuses on supporting women workers, because they believe that leadership from women can transform society towards greater equity and justice. Awaj Foundation are also working to establish a decent and living wage for garment workers in Bangladesh.  As a grassroots organization with an extensive network among garment workers and their families, Awaj Foundation are witnessing first-hand the devastating impact the pandemic is having on workers. Many members have reported that their factories have been shut down indefinitely and workers were given only 23 days of salary as severance. Some factories have closed without giving any payments to workers at all.

All the sectors of business in Bangladesh are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the garment industry is terribly affected, especially the garment workers who are now facing mounting problems. There are 4.5 million garment workers in Bangladesh’s garment and textile industry, of whom 65% are women. These women all face separate challenges, some having internally migrated from different parts of the countryside to industrial cities, often sending money back to their families. Some of the women workers are single mothers, divorced, widowed or simply living far away from their families.

During COVID-19 approximately more than 30,000 workers have already lost their jobs due to the reduction in production work and countless international business orders being cancelled. As a result,  a high number of workers have not been paid their workers wage for the month of March. It has recently been decided, after numerous meetings and collective negotiations with labour leaders that 65% of wages workers will be paid for the month of April (although 100% of wage remuneration was being sought). For the months of March and April, factories heavily laid off their workforce, and those workers specifically will only receive half of their basic wage and full house rent as per Bangladesh Labour Law. This leaves many workers receiving less than the minimum wages and struggling to meet their basic needs for themselves and their families. If this situation continues, the repercussions will be devastating. In this intrepid situation, it will be nearly impossible for these garment workers to secure new  jobs due to COVID-19 and its impact. Still, some factories have already reopened despite the pandemic threat, without the maintenance of social distancing rules despite WHO guidelines. Workers will undoubtedly return to work, faced with potential job loss. Sadly, unemployment remains their greatest fear, even more than being infected with COVID-19. Read more

RED CARPET GREEN DRESS™ PARTNERS WITH TENCEL™ LUXE TO LAUNCH GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CONTEST OPPORTUNITY FOR DESIGN COMMUNITY AND RAISE FUNDS FOR GARMENT WORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

May 12, 2020 (LOS ANGELES) – Red Carpet Green Dress™ is launching the RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe. 

Founded by leading environmentalist Suzy Amis Cameron, the international design contest is open to anyone over the age of 21. Talented and serious designers, whether they are emerging or established professionals, from all over the world are welcome to enter. The designers can submit their application through rcgdglobal.com, from May 12th – July 30th. The winners will be selected in late August by an international panel of sustainable fashion experts. The winning designers will get the opportunity to dress prominent influencers in the fashion and entertainment industry for an exciting red carpet moment and present their work to an audience of eco-influencers in LA at the RCGD Gala, along with a monetary award, and business mentorship and more. 

Supported by the Conscious Fashion Campaign in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the campaign and contest will be directing a percentage of funds raised towards two crucial organizations: Awaj Foundation in Bangladesh and The Fifth Pillar (in cooperation with Fair Wear) in Myanmar, as provision for disproportionately vulnerable garment workers severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

At RCGD, we believe this is an important time for our sustainable design contest, which champions a message of hope and opportunity, particularly when spirits are so low. When Suzy Amis Cameron started the initiative in 2009, her motivations were to create opportunities and visibility for fashion designers and to fundraise for environmental or socially responsible causes. We could not think of a more relevant time to step up for both of those reasons, over 10 years later. We are excited to partner with TENCEL™ Luxe and put the crucial spotlight on emerging design talent, and at the same time the incredible work our allies at Awaj Foundation in Bangladesh and The Fifth Pillar in Myanmar are doing to support garment workers right now,” said Samata Pattinson, CEO of Red Carpet Green Dress™.

For decades, sustainability has always been sidelined in eco-couture. Through our partnership with Red Carpet Green Dress™, we are able to put the spotlight on sustainability on the red carpet. We are thrilled to join hands with Red Carpet Green Dress™ in the RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 and together, we will take a greater stride forward to build a more sustainable industry ecosystem. We look forward to seeing many creative eco-couture entries and inspire designers all over the world to support us in driving sustainability in the fashion industry,” said Harold Weghorst, Vice President of Global MARKETING, Lenzing AG.

Red Carpet Green Dress™ shares our vision in impacting positive change within the fashion industry. Working hand in hand with the United Nations Office for Partnerships we aim to support meaningful multi-stakeholder collaborations which secure a future where no one is left behind. RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 is the epitome of aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals as a roadmap to recovery in these unprecedented times to shape the future of fashion. Empowering next generation talent along with supporting women garment workers is a catalyst to commitment towards dynamic and lasting change,” said Kerry Bannigan, Founder Conscious Fashion Campaign in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships

The Fifth Pillar in Myanmar

Red Carpet Green Dress™ was conceived in response to the growing need for sustainable fashion. When faced with the lack of ethical fashion choices whilst attending global premieres of husband James Camerons’ ‘Avatar’, campaign founder Suzy Amis Cameron decided that it was time for a change. She created a design contest which challenged emerging and established designers across the globe to create sustainable Oscar-worthy gowns, thus fulfilling the Green Dress criteria to serve the obvious need for more sustainability in the industry. During this current pandemic so many have lost their jobs including garment workers. By directing a percentage of funds raised through entries – there is a nominal $30 entry fee  – and direct contributions from RCGD and partners to the Awaj Foundation and The Fifth Pillar (in cooperation with Fair Wear), they aim to step up for these workers and create opportunities for the global design community at the same time. RCGD will be also providing face masks to the garment workers, many of whom are either being forced back to factory work prematurely or are in precarious and vulnerable positions. 

The Prize

Winning designers will be announced in late August. 

The prize includes: 

  • The opportunity to dress prominent influencers in the fashion and entertainment industry for a red carpet moment. The unveiling event(s) will be announced at a later date. 
  • Present your work to an audience of eco-influencers in LA along
  • A monetary award of $1,000
  • Business mentorships with Laura Basci and RCGD CEO Samata
  • An invitation to join the Red Carpet Green Dress™ Oscars Gala in Los Angeles

The Judges: 

  • Suzy Cameron, Founder – A noted environmental leader, business pioneer, mom of five and new grandma, Suzy Amis Cameron is committed to caring for our wild, living Earth, with an emphasis on plant-based food  to address climate change. In 2009, she launched Red Carpet Green Dress™, a global sustainable fashion campaign showcasing environmentally responsible fashions on the red carpet in partnership with The Oscars. RCGD also co-creates sustainable garments with luxury international fashion brands.
  • Nazma Akter – The founder and Executive Director of Awaj Foundation. Nazma has been fighting to improve workers’ rights, especially women workers, in the garment sector in Bangladesh for over 32 years. Nazma is also the President of Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation, one of the largest union federations in Bangladesh, and co-chair of Asia Pacific Women’s Committee of IndustriALL Global Union.
  • Laura Basci –  Swiss fashion designer and haute couture tailor based in Los Angeles. She delivers flawless fits for celebrities for countless award shows, red carpet events, video & photo shoots and TV & movie productions. Top designers, stylists and celebrities have made Laura Basci one of the most in demand names for haute couture tailoring and fashion design in Los Angeles and the rest of the world. 
  • Harold Weghorst – Vice President of Global Brand Management at Lenzing AG. A veteran in the global branding and marketing sector, Weghorst has been driving the leading cellulose fibers company’s transformation from a B2B company to a B2B2C company since June 2016, whilst heading the company’s international marketing efforts.

Find out more and enter the contest here.

‘Our Workers’ Doe Lote Thar – The Fifth Pillar Campaign Message

THE FIFTH PILLAR

Doe Lote Thar means ‘Our Workers’ in Myanmar language

Supported by the Conscious Fashion Campaign in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe will be directing a percentage of funds raised towards two crucial organizations: Awaj Foundation in Bangladesh and The Fifth Pillar (in cooperation with Fair Wear) in Myanmar, as provision for the disproportionately vulnerable garment workers severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fifth Pillar (TFP), a registered local organization of human rights lawyers, will work in cooperation with Fair Wear to manage the funds raised. The Fifth Pillar is a rights and legal based NGO with a mission of strengthening democratic institutions in Myanmar, which has a strong network with the trade unions, labour organizations, and a payment system  to ensure safe fund distribution. Multi stakeholder initiative Fair Wear works with 130 member brands who are committed to finding a fairer way to making clothes, and engage directly with factories, trade unions, NGOs and governments to find answers to problems which others think are unsolvable. Myanmar’s garment industry employs nearly 400,000 workers, of which 90% are (typically young) women.

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RCGD partners with TFS Natural Home by The Futon Shop to distribute masks

THE RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe is teaming up with TFS Natural Home by The Futon Shop to distribute masks to vulnerable garment workers in Myanmar and Bangladesh as part of the 2020 campaign

The RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe will be contributing funds to two crucial organisations, Awaj Foundation in Bangladesh and The Fifth Pillar in Myanmar (in cooperation with Fair Wear). During this time of uncertainty and in the midst of a global pandemic, many garment workers in Bangladesh and Myanmar are being pressured to return to work or risk forfeiting future income. These women, children and men with little to no protection, will be working within populated factory conditions and as a result, are extremely vulnerable to Covid-19.

In response to the need for PPE masks, TFS Natural Home by The Futon Shop quickly shifted production from organic furniture to organic cotton barrier and copper infused face masks. According to CEO, Suzanne Diamond of TFS Natural Home by The Futon Shop, “TFS Natural Home by The Futon Shop values the importance of this timing and given the shortage of vital PPE, we have donated face masks to San Francisco bay area homeless shelters, Native Americans, and health care workers.”

The company has already delivered over 30,000 masks to consumers and essential workers from state transportation departments, national parks, to front line restaurants and retailers, to country clubs and clinics. Based in San Francisco, TFS Natural Home by The Futon Shop has stayed committed to offering the best organic and eco-friendly ingredients, creating healthy, non-toxic furniture since 1976.

RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe: Terms & Conditions

RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions apply to all RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe.

By registering at https://www.rcgdglobal.com/design-contest-2020 registrants, specifically agree to being contacted by email, text and phone for matters regarding their entry, deadlines, payments and competition news. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time by emailing info@rcgdglobal.com. This will also remove all registration data from the entry system and the Red Carpet Green Dress website. The entrant’s completed registration application and fee payment constitutes confirmation that they have read, understood and agreed to the following General Terms and Conditions.

1. OWNERSHIP
The RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe is a global design competition, related events and media. The organizer is Red Carpet Green Dress LLC (also known as RCGD), which is incorporated in the State of California. Questions in all matters should be referred directly to Red Carpet Green Dress at info@rcgdglobal.com. Further contact details available upon request.

TERMS OF USE
All copyrighted images, trademarks and registered trademarks appearing on the Red Carpet Green Dress website are the property of their respective rights-holders and owners, and used on this website for reference purposes only.

2. ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
The RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe is open globally to designers, firms, practices, agencies, organizations, schools, businesses, students and non-professionals. The RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe launches on 12th May 2020. Each entrant may enter as many unique and original designs as they wish, upon completion of registration and payment of appropriate fee(s). Entries may be submitted by individuals, companies, organizations, teams, or by teachers for classroom projects. Entrants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age to enter as an individual.

The entry fee of $30 is in effect at the time of registration. Entrant’s payment, fully completed registration form, sketched design and supporting documents must be received by the competition’s published closing date, the 30th July 2020. In order to make a valid entry into a Competition you must enter as an individual using your legal name and make only one entry per Competition, unless the Specific Rules allow you to make multiple entries.

No multiple, bulk, automated, machine assisted, third party, syndicate or other group entries will be accepted. We shall disqualify any entries which, in our reasonable opinion, appear to have used any of these entry methods including multiple entries from the same IP address or telephone number, unless the Specific Rules state that multiple entries are permitted. We may ask you to provide us with proof of your eligibility to enter a Competition and we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to decide whether or not eligibility criteria have been met. Breach of any of the criteria contained in this Clause 2 may result in your disqualification from a Competition and/or the withdrawal of a Prize.

3. DELIVERY AND COLLECTION OF ENTRIES
No physical competition entries or materials will be accepted. We are keen to be as sustainable as possible. As a result, we solely use an online-only judging process and cannot accept printed entries. No garments will be created apart from the winning designs, so no entries featuring photos of completed garments are allowed. We aim both to reduce waste and avoid participation in its creation. No garments will therefore be created apart from the winning designs. Additionally, mailing garments around the world creates more environmental footprints and handling. It is also currently unsafe. The contest is solely an online and virtual contest, all operated through www.rcgdglobal.com.

4. JUDGING
A multi-disciplinary jury of experts is selected by the RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe. This jury will choose two winning designers. The judge’s decision process is private and completely confidential. The decision of our judges is final and conclusive in all circumstances and no correspondence will be entered into.

5. PRIZE & OFFICIAL WINNER BENEFITS
Exciting prize details for two lucky winners!
*$1000 cash prize
*Dress contest ambassadors
*Attend RCGD Gala in LA as VIP Guest with travel, accommodation and living expenses covered
*Exhibition of winning designs at RCGD Gala and presentation to audience
*Meet Red Carpet Green Dress founder Suzy Amis Cameron
*Internship experience with couture designer Laura Basci in her LA-based atelier
*Business mentorship with RCGD CEO Samata
*Media coverage
** Please note that this Red Carpet Green Dress contest is not in partnership with The Annual Academy Awards **

We reserve the right, at our absolute discretion, to request certain evidence relating to your contest entry including proof of identity, age and address. All Prizes are non-transferable and may not be given, assigned or sold to another person. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or other alternatives, except by us in accordance with clause 13.1. Where the Prize contains ticket(s) to an event, you will be bound by and must comply with the event promoter’s terms and conditions together with those set out on the ticket and the rules and regulations of the venue.

You may not commit us to any contract, expense or cost without our prior written consent. You must have sufficient financial resources to meet any financial commitment which you may incur in connection with the Prize beyond those included in the Prize itself (including transfers to and from the airport, meals and drinks). We accept no liability for any changes in the details, including dates and times, of any flights, other transport, airport details, accommodation or other aspects of the Prize. You will be responsible for any inoculation and other health or visa requirements for your destination.

Your entry or participation in a Competition and/or Prize is at your own risk and your health and safety is your own responsibility. If the Competition or Prize requires you to undertake any physical activity please ensure, before entering the Competition, that you (i) are in good health and (ii) have no underlying medical condition and are taking no medication that could adversely affect you. Please ensure that you notify us immediately if you become ill or become aware of any other relevant medical or health and safety information which could affect your participation in a Competition and/or Prize. You must comply with all safety requests made by us or our representatives.

You must hold a valid passport with at least 3 months’ further duration and which contains no visa restrictions on your ability to travel to the relevant destination. Passport control and in-country authorities reserve the right to refuse entry. If you are refused passage and or entry/exit to or from the country being visited, any additional costs and losses incurred will be your sole responsibility. You must comply with the terms and conditions, including health and safety requirements, of the Prize provider, the airline and other carriers and venues involved in the Competition or the Prize including all health and safety guidelines and instructions and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

You may not commit us to any contract, expense or cost without our prior written consent. You must have sufficient financial resources to meet any financial commitment which you may incur in connection with the Prize beyond those included in the Prize itself (including transfers to and from the airport, meals and drinks). We accept no liability for any changes in the details, including dates and times, of any flights, other transport, airport details, accommodation or other aspects of the Prize. You will be responsible for any inoculation and other health or visa requirements for your destination.

6. PUBLICITY
By entering your work in this competition, you and your company or organization grant consent and license to RCGD for the use of your name, design and representations of your design in any media, anywhere in the world, without compensation or credit, for RCGD promotional and editorial reasons only.

7. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
By entering a Competition or submitting images or any other materials in relation to a Competition or Prize you: (i) confirm the grant by you to us of a worldwide, perpetual, royalty free licence in the Intellectual Property Rights in the Products or Competition entry, (ii) waive any moral rights and like rights you have in relation to the Products or Competition entry so that we shall be entitled to use the Products or Competition entry in any and all media at no cost to us and (iii) warrant to us that the Products or Competition entry:
– are personal and related specifically to you;
– are owned and controlled by you and that you have the right, power and authority to grant the rights set out in these Terms;
– will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights, privacy or any other rights of any third party;
– will not contain anything which is untrue, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening;
– do not violate any applicable law or regulation (including any laws regarding anti-discrimination or false advertising);
– are not obscene or pornographic;
– do not, to the best of the your knowledge, contain any viruses or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
– are free from any encumbrances such that we may use the Products in accordance with and in the manner set out in these Terms.

For the avoidance of doubt, all rights relating to the Competition (including the name, title and format of the Competition) will vest exclusively in RCGD for our own use (in our absolute discretion). Any personal data submitted by you will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and our privacy policy .

By entering this competition, you/your company affirm that your entry is original and does not infringe upon the rights of any person or entity. You acknowledge that you own, are solely responsible or otherwise control all of the rights to the content or entries that you submit; that use of the content or entries you supply does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity. You agree you will not by any act or omission do anything, which might bring Red Carpet Green Dress into disrepute or affect the reputation of the Competition or company itself.

Entrants will indemnify the RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe or its affiliates against all costs, losses, damages, expenses and liabilities (including for loss of reputation and goodwill and professional advisors fees) suffered by us arising as a result of a breach by you of your obligations under the Terms or in any way in connection with your failure to follow our reasonable instructions with regard to your entry into the Competition or taking of any Prize.

The RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe are not liable for any copyright or trademark infringement on the part of the entrant. Contest entrants are advised and required to obtain third party consents where required by law or by best ethical practices.

8. OWNERSHIP OF WORKS
Entrants own the I.P. rights to the original design sketches they submit to the RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe competitions. RCGD does not own the original I.P. rights or works entered into the competitions, but has a royalty-free, perpetual right to use that work in connection with publicity and promotion of RCGD programs.

Red Carpet Green Dress owns the contest text entries with regards to the contest creative challenge answers found on page 2 of the entry form. Red Carpet Green Dress are able to use said text and information for their own purposes such as market research or promotional materials. RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 sponsors or partners (Businesses and Organizations) do not own design entries, original research, or design materials that they sponsor unless a written license or other transfer of rights in those works is executed by the author(s) and acknowledged in writing by all parties, including RCGD.

9. PRIVACY
You agree to keep confidential any information which you know or reasonably ought to know is confidential and relates to us, our business or the Competition or Prize. You agree to participate, at our request, in publicity (including interviews). We may refer to your association with the Competition and/or the Prize in all publicity, marketing and materials.

10. DISCLAIMER
By entering the RCGD Global Design Contest 2020 in partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe Competition, participants release the RCGD sponsors, Jury participants and their respective affiliates, agents, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, families and shareholders from all liability of any kind relating to these competitions.

11. DISQUALIFICATION
We reserve the right (without accepting any liability or giving you any compensation) to disqualify you from a Competition and/or withhold or withdraw a Prize (or seek compensation from you therefore) if (in our opinion, which shall be final):
you are in breach of the Terms or any of your obligations, representations and/or warranties under this Agreement;
– your conduct is inappropriate or contrary to the spirit or intention of the Terms or of the Competition;
– you have committed or undertaken any fraud, dishonesty, deceit, misconduct or similar action including providing any false or incorrect information;
– your act(s) or omission(s) might have an adverse effect on the Competition and partners
– it is in our best interests to do so.

We reserve the right to disqualify you from the Competition and/or Prize (without liability or compensation) if you (in our opinion, which shall be final) conduct yourself in a way which exposes you or others to any medical, security, safety or other risk whatsoever (including being intoxicated or abusive in any way). Entries that are incomplete, indecipherable, corrupt, late or otherwise not in accordance with entry instructions will not be accepted. In the event of your disqualification from the Competition/Prize:
We reserve the right to select another Entrant to take part in the Competition/receive the Prize; and you may be required to pay any costs incurred.

12.DISPUTES
The liability of RCGD to the Entrant, whether said liability stems from any breach of contract or duty, for any damages, costs, loss of goodwill or financial income suffered by the Entrant, will be limited to the entrant’s paid fees. These rules will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to California’s conflicts of law principles. The legal relationships shall be governed exclusively by United States law. This shall also apply when the entrant or any RCGD event is located outside the USA. Any dispute relating to the competitions or related events and media or these rules will be resolved by arbitration in California in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. Should any of the above provisions be rendered ineffective in whole or in part, all other provisions shall remain effective. Terms that differ from these Terms and Conditions shall not apply unless the RCGD Administrator has given specific written consent. All published data subject to change

13. CANCELLATION
13.1 We shall be entitled, in our reasonable discretion, to cancel, delay and/or recommence a Competition with immediate effect by on-air or online announcement without any liability to you. If we cancel a Competition after you have claimed a Prize, we will use our reasonable endeavours to offer you an alternative Prize. If we offer you an alternative Prize but you do not accept it, you shall have no claim against us.
13.2 We may cancel a Competition if we believe we have good reason to do so, including if
13.3 there have been any errors in the preparation for, or the conduct of, the Competition materially affecting the result of the Competition, the number of Prize claims or the value of the Prize claims.

14. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY/INDEMNITY
14.1 Nothing in the Terms excludes our liability for:
14.1.1 death or personal injury arising out of our negligence or the negligence of our employees; (Clause)
14.1.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by us or our employees; or
14.1.3 any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law.
14.2 Without prejudice to the provisions of Clause 14.1, we exclude all liability whatsoever for any costs, expenses, losses, damages, liabilities, injury or disappointment (other than any costs and expenses specifically provided for in the Competition and/or Prize) including any loss of profit, business, contracts, revenues or anticipated savings and whether special, direct, indirect or consequential suffered by you howsoever arising in connection with the Competition and/or Prize.
14.3 Without prejudice to the provisions of Clause 14.1 and subject to the provisions of Clause 14.2, we shall have no liability whatsoever:
– in the event of online entries delayed or not received by us as a result of network incompatibility, technical faults or for any other reason;
– for any person not being able to enter a Competition for any reason, including system failure, error, the application through which online entries are made being down, hacks on the system or personal computer issues;
– for any losses suffered by you in submitting data to any of our websites

15. FORCE MAJEURE
RCGD shall not be liable to perform any of our obligations under the Competition or in respect of the Prizes where we are unable to do so as a result of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond our reasonable control and whilst we may (but shall not be obliged to) endeavour to provide an alternative Prize of equal value, we shall not be liable to compensate you in such circumstances.

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RCGD has worked with brands and talent from around the world, so a global lens has always been important to us

We recently worked out that our campaign has collaborated with designers and film talent from over 20 countries! Now, more than ever, we want to make sure that our work speaks to all of you, where you are in the world. This survey will help us to do that, and do it in a way that makes our global community feel, and be, included. We would appreciate your participation in this short survey to help us along our way!

Thank you for your time!

Global RCGD 2020 Survey

Red Carpet Green Dress is on a mission to make sustainable fashion more inclusive

RCGD has worked with brands and talent from around the world, so a global lens has always been important to us. We recently worked out that our campaign has collaborated with designers and film talent from over 20 countries (take a look below)! Now, more than ever, we want to make sure that our work speaks to all of you, where you are in the world. This survey will help us to do that, and do it in a way that makes our global community feel, and be, included.

We would appreciate your participation in this short survey to help us along our way!

Thank you.