WWF EARTH HOUR DIY WORKSHOP
Apr
4
to Apr 5

WWF EARTH HOUR DIY WORKSHOP

For Earth Hour 2015, we partnered with WWF for their One Earth Mission focus week on Clothing mpacts, and organised a DIY workshop to demonstrate simple ways to give new life to clothes and contribute to the reduction of clothing waste and consumption. We invited our The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 Alumni Hill Tse to lead the session where she guided the participants to transform their unwanted t-shirts into stylish tote bags.

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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON 'THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE FASHION EDUCATION'
Jan
22
8:30 PM20:30

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON 'THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE FASHION EDUCATION'

Redress and the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) co-organised a two-hour roundtable discussion entitled ‘The Future of Sustainable Fashion Education’ which took place at HKDI.  The roundtable objectives were to review the current practices of sustainable fashion education, to explore the problems experienced in integrating sustainability education into the higher education fashion curriculum and to offer recommendations to educators. This report outlines the main findings from the roundtable discussion. Click here to download the report.

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THE REDRESS FORUM 2015
Jan
20
3:30 PM15:30

THE REDRESS FORUM 2015

This free-to-attend one-day educational event provided industry professionals and fashion students with the inspiration, information and tools to implement sustainable practices into their design and business activities. The forum’s Master classes and Keynotes gave participants the opportunity to learn from the world’s thought-leaders and experts in the fields of sustainability in fashion design, sourcing, marketing and business. 

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KEEP CARING CLOTHING DRIVE 2014 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MIELE
Oct
13
to Oct 14

KEEP CARING CLOTHING DRIVE 2014 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MIELE

In late September 2014, we organised our highly successful and inaugural Keep Caring Clothing Drive 2014. This was a Hong Kong clothing drive supported by 17 corporate donor partners and reaching over 6000 staff that collected an impressive 1.4 tonnes of unwanted secondhand clothing and accessory donations in order to benefit local environmental and welfare charities and to raise awareness about Hong Kong’s high clothing waste rates.

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GET REDRESSED AT PIZZAEXPRESS HONG KONG POP-UP SHOP 2014
Oct
13
to Oct 15

GET REDRESSED AT PIZZAEXPRESS HONG KONG POP-UP SHOP 2014

We have been organising our Get Redressed Pop-up shops since 2013, selling stylish and quality secondhand clothes and accessories at PizzaExpress Hong Kong’s selected restaurants. These well-attended Pop-Ups allow consumers to love and wear more sustainable wardrobes and support our work to reduce waste. All proceeds from these Pop-Up sales are used to fuel our consumer campaigns further.

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GET REDRESSED AT PIZZAEXPRESS HONG KONG - DIY WORKSHOPS 2014
Oct
9
to Oct 11

GET REDRESSED AT PIZZAEXPRESS HONG KONG - DIY WORKSHOPS 2014

We are actively organising engaging DIY fashion workshops for consumers to educate them about how they can reduce their clothing waste in a stylish and sustainable way. In these, we have worked with DIY fashion expert, blogger and author, Geneva Vanderzeil, to ensure that our mission to reduce waste was dialogued around dining tables and then driven home into attendees’ wardrobes. Redress continue to provide DIY workshops, follow our facebook page for announcements.

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The Get Redressed Consumer Survey Highlights
Jun
1
to Aug 1

The Get Redressed Consumer Survey Highlights

Redress surveyed fashion consumers living in Greater China to discover their attitudes and behaviours around how they consume, use, care and dispose of their clothing. The survey was conducted in order support Redress’ The Get Redressed Challenge, which educates and inspires consumers to change the way they dress. Our survey results reveal that consumers in Greater China are under-utilising much of their pre-existing wardrobe whilst simultaneously continuing to shop for new clothes on a regular basis.

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR - TEDx BY CHRISTINA DEAN
Mar
29
to Mar 30

YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR - TEDx BY CHRISTINA DEAN

In March 2014, Redress’ founder Christina Dean presented her ‘You are what you wear’ opinions at a TEDx event organised by Hong Kong Baptist University. In her compelling talk, Christina inspires audiences about the importance of how they dress and turns the responsibility for change on consumers, not just the industry.

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THE REDRESS FORUM 2014
Jan
13
to Jan 15

THE REDRESS FORUM 2014

The Redress Forum was a one and a half day seminar and workshop, supported by HKTDC Fashion Week, bringing together over 100 fashion industry professionals in Hong Kong to address the future of the fashion industry. The event explored the challenges and opportunities faced by Asian and European designers, manufacturers and retailers as they strive to embrace more environmentally sustainable practices to discover the new drivers that will predict the road ahead.

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THE GET REDRESSED CHALLENGE 2014
Jan
1
to Dec 31

THE GET REDRESSED CHALLENGE 2014

The Get Redressed Challenge was a one-year consumer challenge held throughout 2014 featuring inspiring sustainable fashion outfits worn by people around the world. The challenge informed consumers about the positive impacts their clothing choices, consumer care and wardrobe management can have on the environment and promoted the ‘Redress it, don’t bin it’ concept.

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ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY EXHIBITION
Oct
21
to Oct 24

ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY EXHIBITION

We were frontline at the first ‘All About Sustainability’ educational zone at China’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics trade fair. We presented innovative fashion examples of up-cycling, reconstruction and textile recycling within this inaugural sustainability zone that nourished China’s growing shift to a more sustainable fashion and textile industry.

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GET REDRESSED AT PIZZAEXPRESS HONG KONG DIY WORKSHOPS 2013
Jul
17
to Jul 20

GET REDRESSED AT PIZZAEXPRESS HONG KONG DIY WORKSHOPS 2013

We are actively organising engaging DIY fashion workshops for consumers to educate them about how they can reduce their clothing waste in a stylish and sustainable way. In these, we have worked with DIY fashion expert, blogger and author, Geneva Vanderzeil, to ensure that our mission to reduce waste was dialogued around dining tables and then driven home into attendees’ wardrobes. Redress continue to provide DIY workshops, follow our facebook page for announcements.

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RECYCLED COLLECTION BY ESPRIT 2013
May
1
to Oct 31

RECYCLED COLLECTION BY ESPRIT 2013

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.

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KEE CLUB CLOTHING DRIVE 2013
Jan
29
to Jan 30

KEE CLUB CLOTHING DRIVE 2013

Nearly 100% of textiles are recyclable. Yet everyday, Hong Kongers throw away 217 tonnes of textiles and clothing into our nearly-full landfills. Redress and KEE Club Hong Kong held a pre-Chinese New Year clothing donation drive for a cause in January 2013, collecting approximately 500kg of donations in just one day.

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THE 365 CHALLENGE 2013
Jan
1
to Jan 1

THE 365 CHALLENGE 2013

The 365 Challenge was a one-year secondhand clothing challenge seeing our Founder, Christina Dean, only wearing 100% dumped and discarded secondhand clothes to promote the ‘Redress it, don’t bin it’ concept. Every day from January to December 2013, Christina wore secondhand clothes, working with 12 fashion stylists, their sustainable style-kits and a huge dose of fashion activism to put secondhand clothes on the fashion frontline. The challenge was split into 12 monthly sustainable fashion themes, including capsule wardrobe, durability, repair, DIY, sustainable laundry care in order to showcase 365 inspiring ways to keep clothing waste out of landfill and in the fashion loop. All secondhand clothes were sourced with support of Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) and TRAID (for August) and most of the clothes (except those favourites Christina just couldn't let go of!) were be sold to raise funds for Redress and Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong).

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THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN
Dec
1
to Dec 13

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN

Redress and 12 of #HKFashionBloggers  notorious fashionistas joined forces in an effort to rattle consumers’ wardrobes and consciousness about Hong Kong’s high textile waste rates. Did you know that on average we throw 217 tonnes of textiles into Hong Kong’s landfills everyday? Do you know how fashionably fantastic many of the clothes are that we discard?

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CUTTING WASTE OUT OF FASHION
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

CUTTING WASTE OUT OF FASHION

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 RiskGreenpeace 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 EspritLevisM&SPatagoniaTimberland and Reclaim to Wear, to bring this topic to life.

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BEHIND THE SEAMS AT LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
Aug
9
3:30 PM15:30

BEHIND THE SEAMS AT LEVI STRAUSS & CO.

We held a workshop for select Levi Strauss & Co’s Hong Kong staff to brainstorm sustainable fashion design. In this interactive workshop, we provided a lively overview of sustainable fashion design and introduced an unusual challenge, where Levi Strauss & Co’s staff picked their way through bags discarded used clothes to challenge their staff on ‘Why do people throw away so many clothes?

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PANEL DISCUSSION: REDUCING TEXTILE WASTE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FASHION DESIGN
Jul
4
5:30 PM17:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: REDUCING TEXTILE WASTE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FASHION DESIGN

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.

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Research: Profitable Textile Waste
Feb
1
to Nov 30

Research: Profitable Textile Waste

We collaborated with the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) Department of Fashion & Image Design on a research project. We researched how to profitably reuse pre-consumer textile waste in Hong Kong’s fashion supply chain in ways that minimise negative environmental impacts. The research was supported by the Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC). Download a copy of the research summary here.

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KEE CLUB CLOTHING DRIVE 2012
Jan
19
to Jan 20

KEE CLUB CLOTHING DRIVE 2012

We partnered with the KEE Club to organise a pre-Chinese New Year clothing drive to raise awareness about Hong Kong’s high textile waste rates and to divert unwanted clothing from landfill to local charities. In one day, we collected 200kg of unwanted clothing, accessories and shoes, which we later resold to raise funds for Redress and we distributed additional clothing to Christian Action and Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong).

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GET REDRESSED RBS WORKSHOP
Dec
3
3:30 PM15:30

GET REDRESSED RBS WORKSHOP

We organised the ‘Get Redressed’ RBS workshop to provide lively educational content for RBS’ ‘Focused Women HK’ in order to engage women with the broader environmental issues contained in their wardrobes. The workshop introduced the fashion industry’s negative environmental impacts and provided a base to explore practical and creative solutions to dressing more sustainably.

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REFASHIONING THE INDUSTRY LECTURE
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

REFASHIONING THE INDUSTRY LECTURE

We gave our ‘Refashioning the Industry’ lecture at the Hong Kong Design Institute. Our lecture focused on three inspiring case studies, representing successful sustainable business, esign and marketing strategies, to inspire a range of students about their respective sustainability roles and potentials within the fashion supply chain.

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