PCA VISION TOWARDS 2030

The global student design contest for professional clothing

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PCA VISION showcases the career opportunities available for students in the uniform, workwear and PPE markets.

The contest challenges students to create imaginative, functional and commercially realistic designs with a focus on the outfit’s environmental impact by embracing innovations in sustainable textiles.

PCA VISION DESIGN AWARDS RETURNS 2025

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This year’s PCA VISION student design competition will look to the future and reimagine the new potential concepts from within the professional clothing industry.

Focusing on the sustainable transformation of corporatewear, workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) markets, PCA VISION Towards 2030 challenges students to think creatively.

The Contest

Professional clothing is one of the most design-led and technical sectors within the textiles industry. PCA VISION is set to challenge, inspire and motivate students around the globe to compete with their most innovative, functional, sustainable and commercially viable designs. The winner of PCA VISION will be crowned at the prestigious PCIAW® Awards, in front of the biggest players within the professional clothing industry with the opportunity to sit on the judging panel for 2023 alongside industry-leading figures.

The Vision

Design a range for a specific job role in any industry that falls into one of these three clothing categories – corporatewear, workwear or personal protective equipment (PPE). You must specify the end user’s job role and produce innovative, functional, sustainable garment solutions designed to be worn by both men, women or non-gender conforming people at work. These designs will meet the needs of the worker and can help them to perform their job to the best of their ability in their individual work environment. You must also show how your design is sustainable, and the end-of-life garment plan that will help in the drive towards textile circularity for the professional clothing industry.

Design a range for a specific job role in any industry that falls into one of these three clothing categories – corporatewear, workwear or personal protective equipment (PPE).

You must specify the end user’s job role and produce innovative, functional, sustainable garment solutions designed to be worn by both men, women or non-gender conforming people at work. These designs will meet the needs of the worker and can help them to perform their job to the best of their ability in their individual work environment. You must also show how your design is sustainable, and the end-of-life garment plan that will help in the drive towards textile circularity for the professional clothing industry.

Corporatewear

Corporatewear is the most design-driven market, reflecting company brand and identity in a sophisticated style. Airlines, banks, hotels, restaurants, retail organisations are key customers in the corporatewear market.

Workwear

Workwear is designed for functionality and protection for people in professional clothing. Key customers of workwear are in the construction, electrical trade, highway maintenance and events personnel.

PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE) are lifesaving products which protect the wearer from the skin outwards, from head-to-toe. Firefighter’s overalls, doctor’s scrubs and steel-capped safety shoes are all examples of PPE.