Founder Bruno Pieters of Honest by creates design scholarship to breed transparency.
Honest by, the world’s first completely transparent fashion company, is on a mission to guide the new generation of fashion design students to embrace a connected, in-the-know, and transparent fashion supply chain.
The recently launched, Future Fashion Design Scholarship (FFDS), will offer financial support to an exceptional design student interested in creating a completely transparent fashion company. Applicants don’t have to have produced their previous collections in a sustainable manner.
Guided by Pieters visionary experience, the winner will create with 100 per cent transparency, use sustainable materials as much as possible, and create new and innovative alternatives for animal-based materials such as fur, feathers and skins.
“The FFDS is a dream that I’ve had ever since I launched Honest by two years ago and now we finally made time for it,”
Pieters said in a statement.
“At Honest by, we believe that the story behind the design needs to be as beautiful as the design itself. We are convinced that is crucial today to show appreciation and support those students who share this philosophy. The FFDS wants to reward young, independent minds who want to work in a progressive and responsible way. There are many student prizes today that encourage students to continue working in the existing fashion mould. True change can happen if we encourage students today to adopt a new and progressive fashion behaviour. That is what we want to do with the FFDS.”
The application deadline ends August 25th, 2014