A clothing designer from New Zealand has won a prize of $100,00 from a charity she helped create.
She is the first female to win a clothing design award from a New Zealand charity and is the second person to do so since the country launched its new clothing design awards.
Kylie Dutton’s clothing line, The Lace, is part of a new initiative by the New Zealand Foundation, which has raised more than $3 million to help developing countries.
The foundation announced Wednesday that it would award the first $100K for a new clothing line for women in New Zealand.
“It is very exciting to be able to give back to the communities that we work with,” Dutton said.
The foundation is funding the work of more than 200 women designers in New York, Toronto, Berlin, Berlin and the Netherlands.
The prize for women designers is one of the most lucrative in New England and is often presented at awards.
Dutton won the $100k for The Laces in June for her innovative work with fabrics and patterns that are used by women in rural communities.
New Zealand’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, which manages the awards, said it hopes to continue the award program for more than a decade.