“Once people become knowledgeable and passionate about ecological issues and see how their day-to-day actions impact the future, they don’t go back.”
We have gathered together a small selection of our favourite resources covering a wide range of issues that will help you understand the impact of the industry and your power as a consumer.
A Zero Waste Journey: LIVE On Air Podcast with Sonalie Figueiras & Regina Larko
Audio-interview series about the Zero Waste movement in Hong Kong. Listen for in-depth journalistic interviews with activists, entrepreneurs, government officials and NGO leaders in the Zero Waste movement that is sweeping Hong Kong and the world as we discuss topics like plastic pollution, recycling, fashion waste, paper waster, food waste, waste regulations, zero waste & plastic-free living and more.
An inclusive audio space, Conscious Chatter opens the door to conversations about our clothing + the layers of stories, meaning and potential impact connected to what we wear. It's a venue that allows us to continue to learn more about the garment industry and how we can all be a bigger part of positive change in the industry.
Explore the Circular Economy: The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation welcomes you to Explore the Circular Economy, a podcast about a new way to design, make, and use things, and how we can build an economy that's fit for the 21st century.
Sustainable Fashion Podcasts @ #Impact Podcast
Based in Hong Kong, #impact Podcast raises awareness for the work of social enterprises, charities, NGOs and individuals that give back to society.
Clare Press, Vogue Australia’s Sustainability Editor-at-Large, creates a lively podcast which, in weekly episodes with inspiring guests, digs deep into the fashion industry, exploring topics in ethics, sustainability, consumerism, activism, identity and the role of creativity.
Read - Books
Dress [with] Sense | Christina Dean, Hannah Lane and Sofia Tärneberg
Dress [with] Sense, the practical guide to a conscious closet is Redress’ easy-to-read guide giving fashion facts and practical tips for readers to enjoy a lifelong journey towards developing a more conscious closet. Including tips from inspiring people from around the world, from models to bloggers to activists.
Cradle to Cradle | Michael Braungart and William McDonough
Deconstructing the dominant mindset of take, make, waste and reduce, reuse and recycle, inspiring readers to close the resource loop and look for methods to create little to no waste at all.
Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion | Alison Gwilt
Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion showcases the global fashion industry's efforts to reduce the negative impacts associated with fashion production and consumption.
Rise & Resist: How to Change the World | Clare Press
Rise & Resist takes a wild trip through the new activism sweeping the world. Crossing the globe, Clare Press meets passionate change-makers who believe in the power of the positive. From eco warriors and zero wasters to knitting nannas, introvert craftivists to intersectional feminists, they're all up for a revolution of sorts.
This Is A Good Guide - for a sustainable lifestyle | Marieke Eyskoot
Tips and Methods on how to be more environmentally conscious in multiple aspects of your lifestyle, including fashion, food, beauty and travel. Each chapter includes a masterlist of brands specific to region that are ethical and worth investing in.
To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World? | Lucy Siegle
An expose on the fashion industry written by the Observer's ‘Ethical Living’ columnist, examining the inhumane and environmentally devastating story behind the clothes we so casually buy and wear.
Worn in New York | Emily Spivack
Over 60 designers and creatives share stories about a significant piece of clothing from their wardrobe. Worn in New York is a contemporary cultural history of America’s brightest city, reminding readers that there’s more to fashion than chasing trends.
Read - Industry Reports
A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashion’s Future | The Ellen Macarthur Foundation and Circular Fibres Initiative
Fashion Futures 2030 | Center for Sustainable Fashion
Fashion Transparency Index 2019 | Fashion Revolution
Pulse of the Fashion Industry | Global Fashion Agenda 2018 Report
The State of Fashion | Business of Fashion and McKinsey & Company
The Future of Circular Fashion - Assessing the Viability of Circular Business Models | Fashion For Good
Valuing Our Clothes: The Cost of UK Fashion | Wrap
2040 (Feature Documentary)
An aspirational journey to discover what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best that exists today. This is the narrative the next generation needs to see, to aspire to, and to believe is possible.
Frontline Fashion 3 (5 Episodes, available on YouTube)
Frontline Fashion is an award winning documentary series following talented emerging fashion designers - finalists of the world’s biggest sustainable fashion design competition, the Redress Design Award.
The True Cost (Also available on Netflix)
An eye opening documentary exposing the environmental and human costs that are not accounted for in today’s increasingly cheap clothes in fast fashion.
You are what you wear: Christina Dean at TEDxHKBU
Dr. Christina Dean is the Founder and CEO of Redress, an NGO with a mission to promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry.
In Hong Kong...
Clare Press | @mrspress
Ethical Fashion Review | @ethicalfashion_review
Fashion Revolution | @fash_rev
Jennifer Nini | @ecowarriorprincess
Joshua Katcher | @thediscerningbrute
Luke Matthews | @lukematthws
Morgan Hamel | @TheGarmentLife
Samata Pattinson | @iam_samata
The Sierra Club | @sierraclub
For a more comprehensive list please visit the Redress Design Award Learn Platform.