International competition for young fashion talents

Art & Culture without Borders y la Fundación ECOALF convocan un concurso para jóvenes diseñadores de moda
Art & Culture without Borders y la Fundación ECOALF convocan un concurso para jóvenes diseñadores de moda
Art & Culture without Borders y la Fundación ECOALF convocan un concurso para jóvenes diseñadores de moda

Art & Culture without Borders and ECOALF Foundation organize global fashion competition

The Art & Culture without Borders Foundation and the ECOALF Foundation organize a global fashion and design competition for young designer inspired with ecological materials for young designers.

The Arts & Culture Foundation together with the non-profit organisation ECOALF Foundation organize a global fashion and design competition inspired by the ecological and recycled garments from Spain’s top ecological fashion brand ECOALF.

This initiative promotes creativity in these days of confinement where talent will be rewarded with a fashion show in the next edition of the Spanish Arab Fashion event to be celebrated in Madrid, Spain.

Rules and Conditions:

Follow the Instagram account of a Art & Culture without Borders

Age from 18 to 45.

Only 1 design per participant can be submitted.

The projects must be presented by August 31, 2020

The materials used should be environmentally friendly and/or recycled.

A brief description of the materials and inspiration for the design will be presented with the sketch.5 photographs of the design.

All techniques are valid.

Photos can be sent after the confinement is over. Works should be sent with name and contact information via email until August 31st to:


The jury will be composed of:Somaya Akbib, President of Art & Culture without Borders and creator of the luxury fashion brand, Somaya Novias

H.R.H. Princess Beatrice of Orleans, Honorary President of the Art & Culture without Borders Foundation

Javier Goyeneche, Founder of Ecoalf and President of the Ecoalf Foundation

A panel of directors from prestigious fashion magazines around the world will also join the jury.

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Our SponsorECOALF 

ECOALF is a truly sustainable fashion brand. Created by Javier Goyeneche in 2009:

“After the birth of my sons, Alfredo and Alvaro – ECOALF is named after them – , I was reflecting upon the world we would leave to the next generation and my frustration with the excessive use of the world’s natural resources.

By integrating breakthrough technology ECOALF create clothing and accessories made entirely from recycled materials…without actually looking like it.” ECOALF represents the fabrics for the future generations.

The History of the ECOALF Foundation is the story of Upcycling the Oceans, an unprecedented global adventure born in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015. The aim is to clean the oceans of marine waste with the help of the fishing industry and to give a second life to plastic waste through recycling and closing the loop. Currently, the ECOALF Foundation together with ECOEMBES and Upcycling the Oceans Thailand, with the support of PTT Global Chemical and the Thai government, is coordinating the Upcycling the Oceans project in Spain and is working on its implementation in other parts of the world. It also collaborates on other projects in the fields of waste management, environmental awareness or research and development with institutions with which it shares common values and objectives. Today we are present in 42 ports collaborating with over 3000 fishermen and taking out more than 500 tons of waste from the bottom of the ocean. Our mission is to continue to replicate this across the rest of the Mediterranean Sea starting in Greece, Italy…

It is not only about upcycling the oceans, but also about fighting on other fronts, especially in the field of prevention through environmental education. The foundation works to increase awareness on the opportunity that the recycling industry represents through presentations to various target groups.


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