On 7-11 September 2015, we rganised our second annual Keep Caring Clothing Drive in partnership with Miele. This clothing drive, supported by corporate donor partners, collected 3.5 tonnes of unwanted secondhand clothing and accessory donations that were distributed to local environmental and welfare charities in Hong Kong. The clothing drive also raised awareness about Hong Kong’s high clothing waste rates among the public, with participating partners engaging their teams with Redress’ supporting educational information.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES AND ORGANISATIONS
REFERENCES FOR INFOGRAPHIC
Fashioning Sustainability 2013, Deloitte, 2013
Nike 2010, Nike, NASA, US State Department & USAID Seek Innovations to Revolutionize Sustainable Materials. Available from: http://news.nike.com/news/nike-nasa-u-s-state-department-and-usaid-seek-innovations-to-revolutionize-sustainable-materials. [Accessed 3 December 2014]
Redress (2015), estimations based on clothing waste comprising 50% of total textile waste, with one garment weighing 500g
World Bank (2011). Cited in WWF (2013) WATER STEWARDSHIP FOR INDUSTRIES THE NEED FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT IN INDIA Available at: http://awsassets.wwfindia.org/downloads/water_stewardship_report_final_edited_1.pdf (Accessed 22 October 2014)
WWF (2013) The Impact of a Cotton T-Shirt, Available at: http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/the-impact-of-a-cotton-t-shirt (Accessed 22 October 2014)