Honored Among Thousands of Entries from More Than 80 Countries
Embrago picked up two prizes at the 15th edition of the International Design Awards (IDA), which attracted thousands of submissions from designers around the world who vied for the top prizes in the prestigious competition. The International Design Awards were established to recognize, celebrate, and promote design visionaries and emerging talent in architecture, interior, product, graphic and fashion design. Embrago was awarded a Silver trophy in Fashion: Fashion Designs, and a Bronze trophy in Fashion: Apparel Projects.
Evaluating submissions from more than 80 countries, members of the IDA jury commented on the high standard of design entries. “The jury had an enormous task in selecting the winners from some truly outstanding design submissions. The IDA has always been about seeking out truly visionary designers showcasing creativity and innovation,” commented Jill Grinda, VP Marketing and Business Development for the IDA.
Jury member Peter Seidler, Founder Seidler Ventures remarked, “What strikes me about the range of projects put forward, is the resilience of design thinking in the face of numerous major challenges. And, the growing presence of projects striving to make a difference in the health of the planet, reveals the compassionate nature of the collective design community.”
Embrago's entry which received the Silver and Bronze Fashion Awards was entitled the "Compassion Collection," and featured its original concept designs of bra-free clothing which gently supports women's curves. Embrago has since added more designs and now offers a core collection of bra-free lifestyle pieces for the modern woman.
Embrago’s designs are manufactured in Pittsburgh, PA, by woman-owned microfactory Why Sew Workshop, whose owner Lauren Sims is a member of the Embrago design team and oversees production in a sustainable and ethical operation.