OUR STORY

WHAT WE DO

Redress is an environmental charity with a mission to prevent and transform textile waste to catalyse a circular economy and reduce fashion's water, chemical and carbon footprints. Our programmes work to change mindsets and practices to stop the creation of textile waste now and in the future, as well as creating systems and partnerships that generate and showcase value in existing waste.

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Through our work with designers, industry and consumers, Redress actively supports and promotes the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 12 - Sustainable Consumption and Production

 

OUR JOURNEY

Redress has just celebrated a decade of working to inspire positive change in the fashion industry. Take a look at some of our highlights from over the past 10 years.

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2007

Asia´s first environmental NGO focused on the fashion industry is founded by Christina Dean in Hong Kong.

 

2008

Our first ‘EcoChic’ fashion shows role out in Jakarta and Hong Kong boasting sustainable designs by the likes of Diane von Furstenberg and Barney Cheng and drawing in partners including UBS and Tatler.

 
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2009

‘EcoChic’ goes to Shanghai as we host China’s first big sustainable fashion show featuring Chinese designers.

 
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2010

We partner with The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on a sustainable fashion show, seminar and exhibition at Geneva’s Palais de Nations.

Pioneers including EDUN and Lie Sang Bong join our runway and we entice high profile speakers from Gucci and Made-By. An exhibition trail ensues, taking in Milan and Singapore.

 
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2011

We launch The EcoChic Design Award, a sustainable fashion design competition for emerging designers in Hong Kong, with sponsors including the Hong Kong Government Agency, Create Hong Kong and Esprit. Our first Redress Forum attracts top tier speakers, including representatives from Levis and the Hong Kong Government.

We partner with leading Hong Kong fashion designers who transform dumped clothing waste into ‘new’ high-end designs that retail at Harvey Nichols Hong Kong.

We partner with Miele to build our 3% Mountain installation made from clothing waste.

 
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2012

Our first The EcoChic Design Award winner designs the inaugural Recycled Collection by Esprit, which hits retail in Hong Kong. 

Redress and The EcoChic Design Award expands in China with our extensive lecture series at universities and our two Grand Final fashion shows storm Shanghai Fashion Week and Hong Kong Fashion Week .

Our used clothing collections launch to divert unwanted clothes away from landfill.

 
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2013

Our Founder, Christina Dean wears only dumped secondhand clothes for 365 days as our mission grabs media headlines around the world.

We start our long-term consumer education partnership of workshops and secondhand pop-up shops with PizzaExpress Hong Kong.

Two lines of the Recycled Collection by Esprit retail, each designed by our The EcoChic Design Award winners. Our R Cert recycled textile standard expands its footprint alongside Esprit’s collection in the Asia Pacific region to aid transparency in recycling.

 
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2014

The EcoChic Design Award takes a giant leap to include eight regions in Asia and Europe, with Ford Motor Company and Shanghai Tang new to the sponsorship family.

Our Founder, Christina Dean gives her TEDx ‘You Are What You Wear’ talk to engage consumers whilst our #GetRedressed social media campaign attracts supporters around the world.

 
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2015

The EcoChic Design Award opens to all Asia and Europe, making it the biggest sustainable design competition in the world.

We are featured in the ground-breaking documentary, The True Cost.

Our ‘Y Waste’ exhibition fundamentally questions audiences and our Keep Caring Clothing Drive, with partner Miele, expands.

 
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2016

Our partner, Shanghai Tang retails their inaugural up-cycled collection in their flagship stores, designed by The EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 winner.

Our first TV documentary, ‘Frontline Fashion’, broadcasts on Fashion One.

 
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2017

Redress celebrates 10 years working to create positive change in the fashion industry.

Our first consumer book, Dress [with] Sense, releases in March with publisher Thames & Hudson available in English and French language versions.

Redress Founder, Christina Dean makes the bold, brave and brilliant decision to create a new social impact business, the new affordable luxury up-cycled fashion brand, called The R Collective that collaborates with Redress Alumni designers on capsule collections for retail.

 
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2018

The EcoChic Design Award is rebranded to the Redress Design Award alongside its expansion to accept applications worldwide for the first time ever.

Dress [with] Sense launches in Korean.