July 21 — 23, 2020 Javits Center, NYC SAVE THE DATE

Fashion In Action Awards

Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA are pleased to present the inaugural FASHION IN ACTION AWARDS seeking to honor student achievement in sustainable fashion innovation.

JULY 21 – 23, 2020 • NEW YORK CITY

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a BA/BS or design program or have completed their program within the last 2 years
  • Applicants must submit a mood board and sketch of their design to the Fashion in Action submission form below no later than March 31, 2020
  • Our curation panel made up of industry experts will narrow the field to 20 finalists
  • The selected finalists will be invited to construct their design and show on the Texworld USA Catwalk
  • The field will then be narrowed to 10 designers who will receive a critique/mentoring session with the judges' panel and a winner will be chosen

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Were sustainable materials or practices such as upcycling or zero waste used to create your design?
  • Does the design innovate and solve a problem in the manufacturing of textiles or finished garments?
  • Does the design present the opportunity for reproducibility, scalability and marketability?
  • Is the design on trend for Fall / Winter 2020?

The winner will receive a trip to Texworld Paris in September with free airfare, a 3-night hotel stay and the opportunity to display their innovation at the event as well as a $2,000 to help kick start their design career.

Texworld Paris is THE international trade show for fashion attracting thousands of buyers from Europe and around the world. The next event will be held on September 14 – 17, 2020. Visit for more information.

March 31, 2020

Deadline to submit mood board and sketch

April 30, 2020

Top 20 finalists notified

July 21-22, 2020

Designers show on the Texworld USA Catwalk. Top 10 announced

July 23, 2020

Top 10 receive a judge’s critique. Winner is announced

Submit Your Project


Have a question? Contact us below.

Caitlin Clements

Business Development Manager

Caitlin Clements

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