Thanks to an introduction from our recent 10 for 10 campaign partner, John Masters Organics, we are delighted to be partnering with award-winning fashion designer Ranee K, by supplying discarded materials that were destined for landfill for her to transform into a collection of modern Qipao dresses.
The resulting collection will be on sale at the John Masters Organics Sun Street Pop-up Store from 2-22 May 2018 with up to 25% of the sales (depending on the percentage of textile waste used in each piece) being donated to Redress to support our critical work to cut waste out of fashion.
What’s more, John Masters Organics are also donating 10% of the sales of the launch day of 4 May, and throughout May you can also buy a copy of our book, Dress [with] Sense, at the same Sun Street Pop-up (along with their lovely organic products!)
Ranee’s love for making Qipao is due to her passion for conservation, “[The art of Qipao-making] was once fading and I’d love to revive it. It is like a dialogue between the tailor and the one who wears it. It is very sentimental.” She also finds that fast fashion is invading modern society, it is too easy for the consumers and they tend not to think why they want to buy something. “Fabric is in a way becoming a by-product of fast fashion. Therefore, I find it really meaningful to use these forgotten fabrics to tailor-make a new Qipao as a real sustainable piece of fashion.”
Redress Founder, Christina Dean shared, “We are thrilled to be working with John Masters Organics and Ranee K to highlight how creativity can transform textile waste into desirable items of beauty. With 343 tonnes of textiles entering our landfills here in Hong Kong every single day, there is so much potential to rethink our current wasteful fashion model and create a new future for sustainable fashion.”
If you are a designer or brand interested in collaborating with us please get in touch.