One World Cultural Sustainability Survey

For us at RCGD, cultural sustainability is the foundational element of sustainable development as it is intricately entwined with the social, environmental and economic spheres. At RCGD, we are very keen to understand your cultural references for sustainability and are happy to see this becoming a topic of greater significance in the industry. We have devised a single-question survey that we would love to share with our followers. Please click HERE  to redirect to submit your response!


Awaj Foundation Campaign Message


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

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


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 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 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.

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 Further contact details available upon request.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

13.1 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.

14.1 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

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.

YES AND Digital Earth Day Summit

Red Carpet Green Dress Founder Suzy Amis Cameron and CEO Samata to celebrate the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay with sustainable lifestyle summit, YES AND Digital Earth Day. The event will take place on April 22 530pm EST and is free to register, so please join the RCGD leaders in this conversation.

Stepping into a worldwide new chapter — the ECOrenaissance — on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, ECOfashion Corp is organizing a Digital Earth Day Event on Wednesday April 22nd (EARTH DAY). The purpose of the event is to unite thought-leaders with a common passion for co-creating a sustainable world and to lead a larger conversation across industries including food, beauty, wellness and fashion. ECOfashion Corp are creating a compelling, virtual event that will draw a global audience.

The summit will be curated and hosted by ECOlifestyle pioneer, Founder & CEO of ECOfashion Corp and author of ecoRenaissance, Marci Zaroff, alongside actress, supermodel and fashion activist Amber Valletta and other pioneers. See full lineup below and click image to sign up for free!

RCGD at 2020 Sustainable Fashion Forum

Red Carpet Green Dress CEO to join esteemed panel for 2020 Sustainable Fashion Forum. More than just an event, The Sustainable Fashion Forum is a unique experience that brings a wildly passionate community of conscious-minded consumers together with brands, industry leaders, and change-makers for an experience unlike any other. The forum is the place where curious minds gather online + IRL to connect & offer fresh perspectives on the issues and trends influencing sustainable fashion.

Find out more here.


Dear Sustainable Fashion Community

Dear Sustainable Fashion Community,

First and foremost, we hope that you, your friends and family are all keeping safe. At Red Carpet Green Dress, we are well aware of how unsettling these times are for the entire world. This pandemic affects us all – personally, emotionally, spiritually, financially – as a global community. It is hard to stay positive even under the best of circumstances. That is why we are sharing this message and reaching out to let you know how we’re working, what we’re working on, and what you can expect over the coming weeks.

We hope, and need, for sustainability as a thought process and a lifestyle choice to become the norm. Fast fashion and pushing consumerism has no place in our modern, evolved times. All around us, we have found friends and family asking themselves, ‘What do I really need to live a purposeful life? What makes me content? Do we need to buy a new thing?’.

Now more than ever the conversation about sustainability is even more relevant. As each day of this pandemic progresses dare we say that we are discovering that the only things we need are safety (ours and that of our loved ones), quality time and the ‘essentials’ for our existence. Everything else is a beautiful bonus, to be enjoyed but not in devastating excess. Small, local and slow is beautiful. We need to appreciate the time we have – to make less, live more and respect the earth.

In the fashion industry, the impact of coronavirus COVID-19 is causing far-reaching change. Things will never be the same again. This is not only a tragedy for those who have lost their lives, but a wake up call for all of us who are fortunate enough to remain on the planet. The pandemic is impacting our industry, and many others, most devastatingly. From the front line fields to the most luxury of fashion brands. We have created a resource here on our website to help as much as we can, in the way we know how. In addition we are working on launching a few initiatives which we hope will enable us to do our bit to support those struggling to stay afloat, but also the creatives around the world with neither hope nor inspiration.

Here, in our little hub, you will find useful articles, helpful lists, light hearted pointers for those seeking a little creative inspiration and more. As an organisation we have plans to help our much beloved industry during this challenging time which we will be announcing shortly – sign up here to stay in our green loop.

We remain hopeful that now and going forwards we can pull together and pull each other through.

Suzy & Samata

Gift Bag Thanks!


Our event brochure was printed sustainably by Pureprint Group, a CarbonNeutral® company with FSC® chain of custody and an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system recycling over 99% of all dry waste. The paper is Carbon Balanced with The World Land Trust, an international conservation charity, who offset carbon emissions through the purchase and preservation of high conservation value land.  Through protecting standing forests, under threat of clearance, carbon is locked in that would otherwise be released.

The apple-waste journals (animal friendly, sustainable and all natural) and bamboo pens in the RCGD™ gift bags were provided by Ethical Swag, a leading on-line distributor of sustainably sourced logo branded merchandise in North America. Ethical Swag simplify the sourcing of fabulous products and provide options that are a true reflection of values, changing the way customers experience your brand.

Organic to Green, an award-winning luxury, artisan wellness and beauty lifestyle company founded in Los Angeles, CA have been creating award-winning luxury artisan green beauty products for 10 years, including the award winning and editor favorite liquid coconut oil, COCO OILS, and other non-toxic products found in our RCGD™ gift bags. Organic To Green’s Infrared Bungalow and Spas lead the evolution in wellness and clean beauty spas for those who seek a positive environment to rebalance.

Thanks to First Child Productions for organising the event!

RCGD In Partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe

In an exciting new step to expand its impact within the global fashion industry, Red Carpet Green Dress™ has collaborated with textile giant Lenzing’s new luxury brand TENCEL™ Luxe to launch a range of eco-couture textiles. The inaugural launch will deliver a game-changing solution to the fashion world, particularly red carpet fashion, which lacks a comprehensive range of natural material solutions. Find out more about the collaboration here…

RCGD In Partnership with TENCEL™ Luxe from Suzy Amis Cameron on Vimeo.