Sustainability Marketing Idea Competition, launched by CLEAN RECYCLING INITIATIVE™, includes Bangladeshi Students


Montreal-based non-profit organization, CLEAN RECYCLING INITIATIVE™ announced that it launches a Sustainable marketing idea competition. The competition is to facilitate fresh and innovative ideas of promoting the most sustainable technology platform in the global textile industry, named as Clean Recycling Initiative.

McGill University in Montreal Canada, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, USA, SUNY Korea in Seoul, Korea, HEC in Montreal Canada, University of Montreal in Montreal Canada, Guy Concordia in Montreal Canada, etc., have either confirmed or on the invite list for the competition.  All students will compete against each other on the “OPEN” platform and the best submissions will be awarded.

They are now inviting universities in Bangladesh as well! Students from Bangladesh can participate and submit idea. Bangladesh based Textile and Apparel Focusing media “Denim Focus” is associated with this competition for Bangladesh.

Time line:
September 09th :
Info Session and Competition Kick off (zoom link will be announced)

September 26th – October 7th : Submission Presentation

October 10th – 18th : Judging Period

October 28th : Award Ceremony


Shafiul Islam, President of Judges, R&D Product Design Specialist, Superior Glove

An Pham, Founder and Designer, BOIDA Vegan Outwear

Sarah Cook, Product Manager, Kamik

David Ng, Import Manager, Tai Lung Canada Ltd.

Sae Chang, Founder and CEO Heat MXTM and Clean Recycling Initiative

The students will be challenged to come up with effective ways of delivering messages according to the following segments and target audience:

Segment 1: Educate the public with the issues created by textile wastes, in particular, where the wastes end up even when they are put in local blue bins, salvation army, etc., with the assumption they are recycled / reused. Target audience: Everyone around the globe, i.e., consumers of textile goods and creators of textile wastes

Segment 2: Promote the technologies of Clean Recycling Initiative within the global textile industry for cleanly recycling process-wastes from textile factories. Target audience: Brands, Manufacturers, Retailers, Distributors and Transporters of any textile goods

“We are excited to announce the competition with many internationally renowned universities from North America, Asia, etc.  All students interested in the environment and participating in the competition will learn about significant issues and challenges arising from textile wastes through the educational contents provided by CLEAN RECYCLING INITIATIVE”. I am confident to say that the students will gain some new perspectives about our environment from the information we will present to them and may come up with great ideas to promote the messages we intend to propagate”, said Sae Chang, CEO of Clean Recycling Initiative.

Chang went on to say: “We are trying to make this event with engagement from the public by allowing our social media followers to vote for the winners! It will be a fun and educational event for the global audience interested in saving our precious environment!”.

The winners of the competition will be awarded with $2,000 for the first, $1,000 for the second and $500 for the third place.

More details about the competition are available at the website of Clean Recycling Initiative:

Contact info:

For Bangladesh: “Denim Focus”

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