2021 Submissions Are Now Closed
Finalists Will Be Announced on July 26, 2021

In a rapidly changing world, what is the future of fashion?

Wear We Are Going is creating a platform for innovative eco-fashion concepts, showcasing creativity and hopefulness in addressing global ecological challenges. With a focus on the themes of beauty, resilience, and adaptation, we are featuring designs that speak to our shared environmental future.

The submission period for 2021 closed on July 19, 2021. Please return after July 26, 2021 for information on our contest finalists and our fashion showcase event!

Thank you to everyone that has followed the contest and to the designers that have shared their eco-fashion works!

Contest Information

Wear We Are Going is an eco-fashion design contest. We asked submitting designers to imagine innovative fashion for the future, with a focus on the themes of beauty, resilience, and adaptation that speak to our shared ecological future.

Applications required full-body looks that can be worn and displayed in motion. Submitted work will initially be judged for the ecology and artistry of the design, the materials used, the design’s functionality/wear-ability, and the design backstory/inspiration.

A selected group of applicants will be asked to build their concept.  These chosen finalists will have a little over one month to build and film their work, and their submissions will be shown during a live broadcast celebration showcase. A winner for the contest will be announced live during this showcase by the judging panel.

The contest winner will receive a prize of $3,000.

Who We Are

Contest Organizers

VenturaVie/V Boutique directly benefits those in need. Our focus is primarily the San Francisco Bay area and global girl’s/women’s rights, especially around issues of sex trafficking and domestic violence. We also offer internships through V Boutique in the Cannery in San Francisco and have ongoing mentorship programs for young people. V Boutique represents fashion, compassion, and community, and VenturaVie unifies fashion, the arts, and nature.

Salt Tree Art creates rich community spaces that unite arts and ecology in unexpected, educational, and inspiring ways.

We explore creative processes that integrate natural and social systems, revitalizing the links between community, ecology, and the arts. We accomplish this through development of environmental artworks, production of public performances and events that showcase environmental art, and community education and advocacy on ecological issues.

Our organization is for everyone, whether your passions support the arts, agriculture, food security, education, environmentalism, or community development. Our programs use the arts to foster interdisciplinary connections and to build innovative approaches to ecological issues.

Program Host

Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht specializes in the creation of unique floral arrangements that celebrate enchanting flowers and natural beauty. He is the owner and creative director of Wild Bloom by Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht. His career began in New York City where he worked for some of the top designers in the industry. Since opening his own studio, his flowers have been in major publications across the US, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Traditional Home Magazine, and The Knot, and seen on Good Morning America and E! Network. His flowers for actress Julianne Hough were featured on the front cover of People Magazine. Kristen has been named one of the world’s top florists by Harper’s Bazaar, and he previously served as the head judge for the Big Flower Fight on Netflix.

Program & Industry Partners

Green Tree Textiles, based in New York, has been a visionary leader in the mission to re-use textiles and reduce landfill usage.

Walter Baker is a renowned global fashion brand based in New York and an iconic designer showing sophisticated versatile fashion, trendy clothing that is classic and edgy for the modern women.

Ben Elias is a fourth generation business that has become a legendary name in fashion as one of the largest apparel distributors in the United States.


Please contact us for media or partnership inquiries, or for more information about the program or its organizers.

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