Boost your fashion skills

Boost your fashion skills

Next month, we will be announcing the 30 semi-finalists of the Redress Design Award 2019 - a brand new cohort of emerging design talents – so watch this space! Our prize partner of six years Bloomsbury Visual Arts will be supporting these young designers again by supplying sustainable fashion titles to build their knowledge and skills. Bloomsbury are also generously offering the Redress network a 30% discount on all fashion titles.

CREATING A CIRCULAR SYSTEM FOR UNWANTED CLOTHES

CREATING A CIRCULAR SYSTEM FOR UNWANTED CLOTHES

We are delighted to announce that our new partner Jeeves, Hong Kong is now accepting clothing donations at their Aberdeen and Central stores - enabling us to reach a wider audience with our mission to reduce fashion’s waste. Hong Kongers now have a choice of 19 locations across the city where they can easily donate unwanted clothes to Redress for sorting and re-distribution for reuse or recycling.

Designing for zero-waste

Designing for zero-waste

How challenging is it to bring a zero-waste collection from concept to retail? With Redress Design Award 2018 Winner Tess Whitfort’s passion for zero-waste evident in her competition collection we weren’t surprised to see that her commercial collection with The R Collective went beyond rescuing textile waste through upcycling, but also used innovative zero-waste design techniques to showcase a truly a circular fashion system.

Redress alumni, Janko Lam designs up-cycled fabric red packets for Nan Fung Place

To celebrate Chinese New Year in a new and environmentally conscious way, Nan Fung Place have collaborated with Redress this year, in their search to find the perfect sustainable designer to up-cycle unused clothing into Lai See packets - bringing new life to unused textiles. First cycle winner of the Redress Design Award, Janko Lam was selected for the project, and matched with several boxes of unused red dresses that had been waiting for just the right project! In her signature style, Janko transformed the dresses into beautifully crafted Lai See packets, which feature a mandarin collar based on the traditional qípáo dress. Inspired by the passion for cultural heritage and oriental aesthetics, Janko’s creations are not only eye-catching, as her functional design ensures that customers can re-use the Lai See packets post the new year in a variety of ways, including to store mobile devices, name cards, cosmetics or stationery.

The limited-edition Nan Fung Place Mandarin Collar Red Packets are available while stock lasts for redemption between 16th Jan and 4th Feb 2019. More details on how to redeem yours here.

Don’t let your clothes go to landfill!

Don’t let your clothes go to landfill!

With 17 permanent collection points across Hong Kong we’re expanding our year round take back programme to make clothes recycling as easy and accessible as possible! The new year is traditionally a time to clear out the clutter and get organised, so if your cupboard is bursting at the seams we’re here to help…. simply drop off your clothing at Zara and PizzaExpress (with soon to be added Jeeves locations) and with our teams of dedicated volunteers we’ll do the hard work.

Frontline fashion 3 goes digital!

Frontline fashion 3 goes digital!

With much-loved celebrity personality Cara G McIlroy as host, award-winning Frontline Fashion is back for its third series, this time available for all to view on YouTube!

The move from TV Broadcast to online is a strategic step to reach larger audiences with critical content around the impacts of fashion and the opportunities for positive change.

WORLD’S LARGEST SUSTAINABLE FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION LAUNCHES WITH NEW INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO SUPPORT GROWTH IN CHINA

WORLD’S LARGEST SUSTAINABLE FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION LAUNCHES WITH NEW INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO SUPPORT GROWTH IN CHINA

Redress has opened the ninth cycle of The Redress Design Award, the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. With a focus on emerging designers the search is now on to find the next big talent who has the ability to impress the judges and the commercial flair to inspire a new wave of conscious consumers. With a career-changing opportunity to collaborate with the JNBY Group (one of China’s leading fashion houses), the winning designer will create a sustainable collection for retail, whilst also supporting Redress’ mission to promote sustainable fashion and catalyse positive change in China’s powerful fashion industry.

Eastman announced as Gold Sponsor of the Redress Design Award 2019

Eastman announced as Gold Sponsor of the Redress Design Award 2019

Eastman will be the Gold Sponsor of the Redress Design Award 2019 which will open in January to emerging designers and students. Designers will be challenged to transform textile waste into stunning, scalable and commercially viable collections that will inspire and redress the world. The finalists will also incorporate fabrics made with Naia™ into their runway collections for the Grand Final fashion show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in September 2019.

Local charity Redress collects a record-breaking 9 tonnes of unwanted clothing for ‘Get Redressed Month’

Local charity Redress collects a record-breaking 9 tonnes of unwanted clothing for ‘Get Redressed Month’

Hong Kong – Across the city more than 80 companies, clubs and schools, joined Redress for their first #GetRedressed Month – kicking off the charity’s goal to turn October into the official month to take action against textile waste. Just over nine tonnes of unwanted clothing was collected through the drive, which also included a series of events and educational activities designed to drive awareness and shift behaviours among the general public.

Join #GetRedressed Month this October

We’re dedicating the month of October to action against textile waste  - and it’s not too late to take part. Redress aims to raise global awareness of the issues, and by working with the public, companies, clubs and schools throughout, aims to collect 7 tonnes of unwanted clothing in Hong Kong! 

Redress is championing multiple ways to keep clothes in the fashion loop for longer. During #GetRedressed Month you can be part of a local circular economy, learn about the real waste behind the fashion industry and make a difference. 

  1. Get informed: Take part in our free public events including talks, workshops and much more! Visit the schedule here.

  2. Get a conscious closet: Check out our mini-guide to get clued up on how you can shop smarter and make your clothes last longer.

  3. Donate your unwanted clothes: All clothing donated will be carefully sorted and redistributed to local charities including those benefiting refugees, migrants, women at risk, the elderly, babies, children and families who are all from a variety of low income backgrounds. Any clothes received that cannot be reused will be recycled.*  Check to see if your organisation is participating – 60 across Hong Kong are now signed up. Alternatively, you can find our public donation box locations here.

  4. Shop for a cause: This October you can flex your purse power for good. We have teamed up with a range of businesses so that when you spend your dollars, Redress will benefit. Explore them here.

  5. Strike a pose: Take a picture of your #GetRedressed outfits and share your stories with us on social media! Your #GetRedressed outfit could be secondhand, borrowed, rented, up-cycled, made from sustainable materials or simply a long-standing item in your wardrobe that you love and have worn over and over.

*Some items received that are not suitable for reuse or up-cycling and that are not of a recyclable material have no option but to go to landfill.

#GetRedressed Month

#GetRedressed Month

JOIN US THIS OCTOBER!

We over-produce, over-consume and throw our clothes away prematurely.

Every day Hongkongers throw 343 tonnes of textiles into landfill, most of which is recyclable. In fact, globally, only 1% of material used to produce clothing is recycled back into new clothes at the end of its use .

It’s time for us to start taking ownership of our wardrobe habits and switch to more sustainable choices.

Click to find out more!

Redress Design Award 2018 Exhibition

Redress Design Award 2018 Exhibition

Select garments from their 2018 collections will be on display from 14–23 September at the Mercedes me Store , as part of HKTDC’s ‘Hong Kong in Fashion’ month-long city wide campaign promoting fashion, trends and creativity at various trendsetting hotspots!

The R Collective x Lia Kassif now in Lane Crawford

The R Collective x Lia Kassif now in Lane Crawford

Captivated by alumni designer Lia Kassif’s Redress Design Award 2017 collection (which combined military uniforms with bridalwear industry waste), up-cycled luxury brand, The R Collective jumped at the chance to work with Lia to develop their own capsule collection.

'In Between' - The Redress Design Award 2018 Finalists' Photoshoot

'In Between' - The Redress Design Award 2018 Finalists' Photoshoot

Environmental NGO Redress presents a preview of 11 collections to be shown at the Grand Final of the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition – the Redress Design Award – this 6 September. ‘In Between’ is a striking photoshoot featuring the work of exceptional emerging sustainable design talent, shortlisted from applications hailing from a record 55 countries earlier this year. 

Acceptance of pre-loved clothing rises in Hong Kong!

Acceptance of pre-loved clothing rises in Hong Kong!

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!

Who made your clothes?

It’s back... Fashion Revolution’s free online course (which launched last year), is running again on Future Learn. With just 4 hours a week for 3 weeks, discover who made your clothes, share their stories and influence global change with this course created in partnership with the University of Exeter.

The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in fashion, trade, ethics and activism, including those involved in the Fashion Revolution movement. It is also suitable for teachers who want to enrich their school, further education and higher education curricula.

Quick – the course started on 25 June, but you are not too late to catch up.

Get Redressed Pop-up Shop, OnTheList, Hong Kong

Get ready for the summer season and find yourself a bargain at our second-hand pop-up shop in Central at the OnTheList showroom!

  • Tues 3 July - 12 noon - 8pm
  • Wed 4 July - 8am - 8pm
  • Thurs 5 July - 8am - 8pm
  • Fri 6 July - 10am - 8pm

Our pre-loved clothing collection has every fashion style covered - from A(rmani) to Z(ara) and everything in between. Stop by and find suitable gifts for the kids, your partner, friends and of course, yourself!

Choosing to shop secondhand over new minimises the environmental impacts of your wardrobe. Redress has pre-selected top quality pre-loved (and some never worn) women's, men's and children's clothes and accessories. Our new book Dress [with] Sense will also be on sale!

We are partnering up again with OnTheList, who share our vision to minimise the negative impacts of fashion. Each year, an inestimable amount of clothing is destroyed by brands as they are no longer of any value. OnTheList helps brands make space in their warehouses sustainably, by organising weekly flash sales, members can enjoy the best deal in town and brands can turn their old inventory into an opportunity.

Spend over $500 and get entered in a draw to win John Masters Organics skincare goodies worth $1,100!

Visit John Masters Organics Hong Kong & Macau's Online Flash Sale at OnTheList here from 3-8 July! Up to 40% off all available haircare products.

All profits from our pop-up will go to supporting the work of Redress. Cash and credit cards accepted - don't forget to bring your own bag!