2015 Live Eco Remake Design Challenge
Our Editor Bielle Bellingham helps select the talented finalists for the 2015 Live Eco Remake Challenge

ELLE Decoration Editor, Bielle Bellingham, joined a panel of the design industry’s most discerning eyes to select the finalists of the Live Eco Remake Challenge. Read on to discover which young, creative names were successful in making the final cut.

The Live Eco Remake Design Challenge, South Africa’s premier sustainable fashion and object design competition (proudly brought to you by Pick n Pay in partnership with the Cape Town Fashion Council) this week announced their Top 5 finalists for both the Fashion and Object categories.

The #remakechallenge really is a search for a future star in sustainable design – whether it be a must-have clothing range or the next best thing in home décor design. Entries were open to students studying fashion, interior or industrial design at any Western Cape educational institution; as well as emerging designers with less than 3 years industry experience.

Designers were challenged to create mainstream clothing and objects whilst adhering to sustainable design principles and eliminating waste in their production methods. In our current world where reducing waste and increasing sustainability are top of the agenda, this is a crucial skillset for emerging design talents to possess.

Live Eco Redesign Challenge
The themes for 2015 were URBAN LUXE for fashion and LIVING ROOM for the object category | Images: Urban luxe looks from Another 8 at freakdeluxe.co.uk / Living room at redesign-interiors.co.za

In assessing all the entries, the judges looked for confident displays of sustainable design techniques:

  • upcycling
  • zero-waste
  • reconstruction
  • natural & organic fibres
  • materials with recycled content


The 2015 Live Eco Remake Challenge fashion and object finalists are:

Hannah-Rose Smith | emerging designer
Jean Baard | Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Justine Pulford | Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Roxanne Louw | Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Werner Boshoff | Cape Peninsula University of Technology

all from the Design Time School of Interior Design
Ariana Brogneri
Cathryn Gelderblom
Drew Wolf
Janine de Bruin
Kristina Nielsen

Whilst all of the finalists are clear future talents in the world of sustainable design, there has to be a winner for each category. Winners will be announced at the Remake Design Challenge awards evening on 13 August 2015 at 6pm, at The Bello Studio, Old Biscuit Mill Courtyard, Woodstock, Cape Town.

First prize for the winning fashion designer this year is the opportunity to design a capsule collection for Hemporium, one of South Africa’s most established sustainable apparel retailers, while the object winner will be receiving the very latest Apple iPad.

Alongside our very own Editor Bielle Bellingham, the Live Eco Remake Challenge object judging panel welcomed:

  • Carina Marescia | NAP Living
  • Ryan Matchett | Ryan Matchett Design House
  • Felix Holm | The Maker Station
  • Andre Nel | Sustainability Manager at Pick n Pay
  • Yolande Mitton | Principal of Design Time School of Interior Design


…while the fashion judging panel this year included industry professionals and designers such as:

  • Bryan Ramkilawan | CEO of the Cape Town Fashion Council
  • Tony Budden | Hemporium
  • Alice Heusseur | Lalesso
  • Stephanie Wolhuter Inggs | Pick n Pay


Wishing the very best of luck to all finalists entering the final round.

Want to know more?

Live Eco, founded in 2008, your eco, chic, essential guide to trending lightly, is an online publication dedicated to eco fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Follow Live Eco on Twitter @liveeco_za and search for #remakechallenge, follow them on Facebook, or visit remakechallenge.com.

2015 Live Eco Remake Design Challenge,

 Live Eco Design Challenge sponsors - Pick & Pay and CTFC