We collaborated with Esprit, our The EcoChic Design Award 2012 retail partner, on the ‘Recycled Collection by Esprit’. These recycled textiles collections were designed by The EcoChic Design Award Hong Kong Winner 2012, Wister Tsang, and China 2012, Gong Jia Qi. Combined, their collections retailed in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand between May to October 2013.
We presented a collaborative exhibition at Hong Kong’s Interstoff Asia Essential on multi-stakeholders’ approaches to cutting waste out of fashion. Our exhibition shared expertise from NGOs China Water Risk, Greenpeace and carbon management company, RESET Carbon on how textile, water, chemical and energy wastage can be reduced along the fashion supply chain. We showcased waste reducing garments, designed by Esprit, Levis, M&S, Patagonia, Timberland and Reclaim to Wear, to bring this topic to life.
We organised and moderated this interactive panel discussion at HKTDC Fashion Week. The panel explored the fashion designer’s influential role in minimising a garment’s environmental impact through textile waste reduction. It highlighted the techniques, trends and business opportunities in reducing textile waste through sustainable fashion design.
‘Behind the Seams’ of British sustainable fashion explored the UK’s groundbreaking sustainable fashion scene at an evening seminar and cocktail reception organized in partnership with the British Council on 16 November 2011.
We presented our the Forever REDRESSED Exhibition at Hong Kong’s Harvey Nichols containing six prominent Hong Kong fashion designers’ reconstructed secondhand garments. Many of our contributing designers sourced their raw materials from Hong Kong’s used clothes recycling bins in an effort to drive consumer awareness about waste reduction and about more sustainable clothing disposal.
We organised The Forever Better with Miele Fashion Show, featuring reconstructed secondhand clothes, at Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry Watermark venue. The show featured 15 Hong Kong fashion designers’ show-stopping pieces, created using secondhand.
We organized Redress on the Runway to high acclaim at the glamorous W Hong Kong, turning heads and attitudes towards sustainable fashion at this packed fashion show gala. Twenty one designers from 13 countries participated in a unanimously stylish and sustainable show that demonstrate innovative sustainable fashion design techniques.
Our EcoChic Asia was a successful sustainable fashion show containing 29 Asian fashion and accessory designers from 14 Asian countries that celebrated Asia’s developing sustainable fashion scene to an influential industry audience at Interstoff Asia Essential.
Our exhibition on China’s rise in sustainable fashion took place at the Ethical Fashion Show at Cité de la Mode et du Design in Paris. The exhibition presented the major drivers for sustainable fashion in China and revealed the Chinese sustainable fashion designers who are making ripples in the world’s largest garment manufacturing nation.
Our EcoChic Singapore sustainable fashion show presented 31 international fashion and accessory designers from over 20 countries in a fashion show that stopped, shocked and educated shoppers about sustainable fashion at the Suntec City Mall in early May 2010.
We organised the highly-acclaimed EcoChic Geneva, in partnership with The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The fashion show featured 52 prominent fashion designers from 40 countries who united on the catwalk at the Palais des Nations, home of the United Nations Office in Geneva. The designers’ inspiring garments demonstrated various biodiversity-conserving materials to an influential audience.
We organized EcoChic Jakarta Fashion Show which contained 15 of Indonesia’s influential designers and eight Hong Kong designers at the Four Seasons Hotel in Jakarta. The fashion show demonstrated various one-off symbolic sustainable and recycled fashion pieces to raise awareness about environmental sustainability.
We presented our EcoChic Shanghai fashion show featuring 40 designers, including a groundbreaking 13 Chinese designers, at ‘1933′, a revitalised Art Deco building in downtown Shanghai. Our fashion show demonstrated a wide range of sustainable fashion techniques, many of which were new concepts to our Chinese audience