Design Competition

With an urgent need to address the large volume of fiber waste generated by textile industries and households, over 25 designs were submitted for the 2015 Two Design Competitions.


Congratulations to the following 2015 Design Competition award winners:

Mae-Ka-Ke, Work Aprons
Yoshiko Odamakie from Tokyo Kasei University, Tokyo Japan
Origami Apron
Made from an old Furosiki, a traditional Japanese square wrapping cloth, folded into the required shape without cutting, this apron is modern and flexible with a unique front pocket.

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General Design Category
Ling Zhang & Chanmi Hwang from Iowa State University
Beauty of Gothic
Inspired by Gothic Architecture, 2 women’s leather jackets and 16 ties were upcycled into a women’s dress. Patterns were strategically placed and digitized through Optitex to ensure minimum waste with the leather laser cut using Trotec.

General Design 1General Design 2General Design 3

For more information, please contact:

Gail Baugh, President, PeopleWearSF,

Dr. Connie Ulasewicz, Professor, SF State,


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