Do you have what it takes to feature in an international fashion magazine and see your design go round the world in print and online?

In association with Rollacoaster Magazine and Arts Thread, we present the first International Real Leather. Stay Different. Student Design Competition – open to students and recent graduates world-wide.

We want you to design visually stunning apparel, accessories or footwear using 50% or more leather. The winner will win a cover shoot in Rollacoaster Magazine and be featured in the RLSD coffee table book, to help launch their career.

Our panel of expert judges is looking for brilliant, beautiful and striking design of creations that will not only last but be loved for a lifetime.

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Manufacture of the winner’s design

Rollacoaster cover shoot in the AW21 issue of the magazine

Inclusion in a luxury coffee table book,
and a cool trophy for your top shelf!



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Calling all design students!

Through the International Student Design Competition, Real Leather. Stay Different. will engage with designers while also directly educating on leather, its history, applications and sustainable credentials.

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“More than 100 billion items of clothing, worn on average just seven times, are thrown away annually, taking 10s if not hundreds of years to biodegrade.”

Slow Style. Fast Fashion. Or both?

Almost half of the world’s leather hides, created by our ever-growing demand for fast-food - burgers and milkshakes, are just thrown away every year. Our student design competition puts some of this waste to use.

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Want to learn more about how using leather cuts waste, landfill and carbon? Or about its durability, versatility and timeless style? Download our educational materials.

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