Our city-wide clothing drive is expected to collect in excess of 7 tonnes of clothing donations. Redress rely on the help of volunteers to help us carefully sort through our second-hand clothing donations for re-distribution to our charity beneficiaries - can you help?
6.30pm, 17 October 2018, at STUDIO CLUB, 1 On Hing Terrace, Hong Kong
Our friends at Green is the New Black Asia are hosting a discussion with thought leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and fashion experts decreasing the negative impact of the fashion industry.
7pm-9:30pm, 31 October 2018, 3 Keys Craft Space, Chai Wan
We will be using shredded, recycled fabrics to weave with in this special one off workshop!
We will have lots of clothes, kindly donated from Redress, for participants to choose from and cut up to use as chunky yarn and restyle into a beautiful woven wall hanging!
This class is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of weaving on a lap loom.
9am-10.30am, 11 October 2018, at Retykle, 57-59 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
We have partnered with Retykle to provide this workshop as part their October pop-up programme of events. Drop in from 9am to try your hand at transforming an out of use T-Shirt into a fabulous new necklace using a no-sewing needed up-cycling technique.
7pm, 10 October 2018, at Cafe 8, Central Ferry Pier No. 8
Together with Hong Kong Green Drinks we will be hosting an event to discuss the environmentally damaging issue of textile waste and how Hong Kong is planning to tackle it. Alongside the talk we will also be hosting a mini clothes swap…
Our friends over at NIDO ASIA are holding a secondhand sale in Sheung Wan, and if you have some unworn wardrobe gems you are looking to cash in, you can sell too! All unsold stock will be donated to Redress as part of our #getredressed city wide clothing drive throughout the month of October.
Be inspired about how the positive power of fashion can transform waste into want
Select garments from the eleven 2018 Redress Design Award Finalists’ collections are on display from 14–23 September at the Mercedes me Store, as part of HKTDC’s ‘Hong Kong in Fashion’ – a month-long city wide campaign promoting fashion, trends and creativity at various trendsetting hotspots.
Smart Fashion Runway, initiated by PMQ, is a creative program for Hong Kong fashion designers to showcase their talents to industry experts and the general public, through engaging them in innovations and new trends.
Our Education Director Kay Liu will join the Design Dialogue led by Vivianne Lau (Smart Fashion Runway) with Kay Wong (Co-founder of Fashion Clinic), Johanna Ho (Co-founder of Phvlo), Denise Ho (Consultant of The R Collective) on the developments, opportunities and challenges in fashion industry from different perspectives under the theme of 'Fashion conscious | Conscious fashion' on 8 September, 2-4 pm.
Join us front row for the Grand Final of the Redress Design Award 2018 - the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition - where we will showcase striking, waste-reducing collections from exceptional emerging sustainable design talents across the world and announce the winners! Representing 11 different regions across the world including Hong Kong, India and the UK, and transforming waste in innovative ways, these designers represent a new future for fashion.
Fashion Summit (HK), co-organised by Redress, is the largest summit on sustainability in fashion in Asia.
Held on 6–7 September 2018 this conference will bring together influential decision-makers in the Hong Kong fashion industry driving positive and sustainable change n the global fashion industry.
Along with the Redress Design Award 2018 Grand Final at HKTDC’s CENTRESTAGE Redress are also celebrating our alumni designers from the previous seven cycles of the competition: From 5-8 September, we will be presenting six sustainable alumni brands - Pat Guzik, Angus Tsui, Artisan (designed by David Lee), Absurd Laboratory (designed by Eric Wong), Classics Anew (designed by Janko Lam) and The R Collective (designed by Lia Kassif), which will be on display in Hall 3B.
This month hundreds of Hong Kongers visited our latest Pop-up shop eager to get their hands on quality secondhand clothes and accessories from the Redress closet. Our Pop-up generated valuable funding for Redress and our work to cut waste out of fashion whilst promoting the local circular economy, as shoppers revealed in the treasures that we freed from hibernation in Hong Kong’s wardrobes and put back into use in one of our largest clothing drives to date!
We have been celebrating the successes of our Redress Design Award Alumni across the world more and more of late with these stars of sustainability proving that there is no stopping positive change in fashion through collaborations, awards won and high profile exhibitions. So when Runway Asia approached us to help select style with substance for their annual runway event, we jumped at the chance to recommend our talented alumni. In fact, 8 of the 9 Hong Kong brands showcased during this glamour filled event were our alumni and included Classics Anew, Artisan Angus Tsui, Tiffany Pattinson, Alex Leau, Absurd Laboratory and newly launched Seer, as well as The R Collective (designed by alumni Kévin Germanier and Victor Chu). They showed alongside local sustainable fashion brand LaMy Dragonfly bringing positive fashion options to a packed audience, and we think they looked pretty dapper!
Do you have a closet full of clothes but always feel like you have nothing to wear? Have you ever bought a piece of clothing, worn it once and then never again? Or maybe you never found an occasion to wear something you bought and the tag is still on? We think all these unwanted clothes in the back of your closet deserve a second life!
After two successful events in Spain and the US, Christy Chow, winner of Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2017 presents Second Life – a large-scale art installation in the form of a clothing exchange on 25 May at The Hive Sai Kung, Hong Kong.
Join us for a night of fashion at The Hive Sai Kung, Hong Kong on 24th May! There will be a sustainable fashion pop-up and a screening of documentary, Frontline Fashion 2 followed by a Q&A session with Executive Producer of Mustard Collective Lindsay Robertson and Redress Executive Director Anneleise Smillie, who will share their behind-the-scenes stories.
Join us to get a slice of the action at our exclusive DIY workshops at PizzaExpress this May! Breathe new life into your unworn T-shirts and lighten the load and the environmental impact of your wardrobe through up-cycling techniques such as patching, cutting, knotting and embellishment techniques. You’ll soon be ready for the summer with your fabulous new design!
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.
We were joined by a buzzing crowd at Metta, Hong Kong this March for the VIP screening of Frontline Fashion 2, the second edition of Redress’ documentary series following talented emerging fashion designers - finalists of the world’s biggest sustainable fashion design competition, the Redress Design Award. A special thanks to the sponsors for the event which included Metta, Wall Street Journal, Peroni, KMS and John Masters Organics.
Adjoined by a commitment to craftsmanship and sustainability, EAST, Hong Kong joins hands with Redress, featuring Angus Tsui, a local fashion designer and Redress Design Award alumni, to co-present “The Art of Eco Couture” exhibition, which hopes to raise public awareness towards textile waste through art. Redress is a Hong Kong-based environmental NGO that strives to reduce textile waste in the fashion industry through a series of dynamic programmes.
From 22 – 25th November, we hosted our ever-popular secondhand clothing pop-up shop to generate funds to support Redress in continuing our 10 year legacy of work to cut waste out of fashion. The Get Redressed Pop-up Shop was sponsored by OnTheList, who organise weekly flash sales of past season inventories in partnership with premium brands. With a shared vision to minimise the waste of fashion surplus, our secondhand pop-up took place in their showroom to bring greater awareness to their community.
Select pieces from the EcoChic Design Award 2017 finalist's collections will be exhibited Songshan Cultural and Creative Park from 16th - 19th November as part of Taipei IN Style.
From 6 - 19th November, Redress is holding the Get Redressed x Miele Clothing Drive 2017. In partnership with multiple corporates and with six public locations supported by Miele, 01 Space, Caelum Greene and PizzaExpress we will be collecting unwanted secondhand clothing and accessory donations, which benefit local environmental and welfare charities across Hong Kong, and will raise awareness about high clothing waste rates.
Select pieces from the EcoChic Design Award 2017 finalist's collections will be exhibited in Amsterdam in the Fashion For Good Experience Centre from 2nd November - 24th December.
Select pieces from the EcoChic Design Award 2017 finalist's collections will be exhibited at Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Centre from 11th - 13th October as part of the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics.
Select pieces from the EcoChic Design Award 2017 finalists’ work, plus our Hong Kong Best winner will be exhibited at Hysan Place, Hong Kong from 5th - 14th October.
EcoChic Design Award 2017 first prize winner, Kate Morris, will have her winning collection feature prominently in an installation at Asia's leading iconic luxury department store, Lane Crawford.
Redress has curated the EcoChic Design Award 2017 Grand Final week to offer the 10 competition finalists a rich, exciting learning journey, inspiring and enabling them to positively contribute to a circular economy for fashion in their future careers.
Fashion Summit (HK), co-organised by Redress, is the largest summit on sustainability in fashion in Asia. The two day conference, held in 7 - 8 September 2017 in Hong Kong under the theme “Fashion Summit – Zero Impact”, aims to raise the public understanding and awareness on the role of Hong Kong fashion industry in leading the global fashion industry for revolutionary change, and the critical role the fashion industry has to play in driving sustainability.
In recognition of the continued success and progress of talented designers who have participated in previous cycles of the EcoChic Design Award over its seven year history, as part of the EcoChic Design Award 2017 grand final week’s activities, Redress is presenting select alumni sustainable brands, demonstrating the competition’s broader impact.
The Redress x TAL Apparel Design to manufacturing challenge took our EcoChic Design Award finalists on a visit to one of the world’s largest shirt manufacturers, TAL Apparel, located in the heart of Southern China’s expansive manufacturing region. Here they learned how this shirt manufacturer manages its environmentally conscious business ethics in order to reduce textile, energy and water waste throughout the shirt production process. Our finalists explored the importance of a symbiotic partnership between designers and manufacturers and got hands-on experience of how sustainable practices can be applied along the entire supply chain, before being challenged to come up with strategies to bring the manufacturing process closer to designers thinking to minimise the impact of new garments. Team A won the challenge, consisting of Ayako Yoshida, Kate Morris, Joëlle van de Pavert, Claire Dartigues and semi-finalist Gao Qing Zi.