International Women’s Day on 8 March saw the world salute women everywhere, ranging from mothers and mountaineers to models. Redress used the occasion to champion the prolific contribution of women in fashion. From the people who make our clothes - 80% of all garment workers in developing countries are women – to the people who buy them – women account for around 60% of clothing sales – to those high-net worth women who are passionately investing their way into a more sustainable fashion industry – UBS suggest that by 2021 female investors could invest USD2.3 trillion into improving societal good.
Closer to home, Redress’ Founder, Christina Dean globe-trotted her way through March to push the global sustainability agenda for fashion and feminism. She spoke at London’s UBS Economy in Fashion event and LSE’s Fashion the Future series before sharing her thoughts with students at New York’s Parsons and FIT, and then onto Paris which resulted in an interview with France 24's The 51% – a programme about women who are reshaping the world. We salute Christina – and others do too. Christina is nominated as a Women of Hope by the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation Awards, which were established to celebrate inspirational women. She’s won our vote – will she will yours? Nominate Christina in category 4 here.