Y WASTE? – An exhibit uncovering the dark shadow of fashion


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The YWASTE? was an exhibit uncovering the dark shadow of fashion. It contained 360kg of discarded secondhand clothes representing the amount of textiles dumped into Hong Kong’s landfills every two minutes, and was displayed at Hong Kong’s K11 Art Mall from 7-20 July 2015. The exhibit, in collaboration with clothing care experts, Miele, with design by students from Hong Kong Baptist University’s Academy of Visual Arts, raised awareness about our shockingly high clothing and textile waste rates that we collectively generate and the negative environmental impacts associated with discarding them into landfill. READ MORE…

In addition educational side activities complemented the exhibit, including DIY fashion workshops and an educational talk, which were open to the public.

Y NOT CHANGE?

YWASTE? Ambassador, model Elva Ni added her voice to the issues and galvanised the community to care more for their clothes.

"I encourage everybody to cherish their clothes more and be part of a positive change to help reduce waste before it’s too late for our environment."
- YWASTE? Ambassador, model Elva Ni

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