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.
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.
Get informed: Take part in our free public events including talks, workshops and much more! Visit the schedule here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
The original documentary Frontline Fashion was seen by millions but this year’s TV special edition is set to broadcast the competition and its aims even further afield. Bel Jacobs reports.
We're leading the charge in helping the Hong Kong public rethink their wardrobe waste. In partnership with laundry experts, Miele, 4.5 tonnes of clothing were collected this week after a short citywide campaign proving that consumers have no desire to throw away their unwanted clothing – of which almost 100% can be recycled. Engaging consumers on the value of keeping clothing in action for longer through better care, the clothing drive is part of our mission to expand our work to save more clothing from landfills.
We are now buying more clothes than ever before and have moved away from carefully looking after our clothes. Skills like cleaning, sewing and storing have fallen out of fashion and many of us are actively damaging our clothes through our everyday cleaning routines - prematurely ageing them by boiling, bleaching and tumbling them within an inch of their lives! We don’t know how to care for, or dispose of our clothes responsibly…
It’s not too late to celebrate Redress' 10th anniversary with us. Join in on our campaign and take the ‘10 steps to a more conscious closet’, or make a one-off donation of $10/£10/€10 to help drive our work forward. You can even show Redress some extra love when shopping with our supporting partners, who have been fundraising on our behalf this month.
BYT has arrived! Championing Redress' 10 year legacy, BYT, the luxe up-cycled social impact fashion brand - with an ambition to prove that fashion can be a force for good - enjoyed its runway debut this month in Hong Kong before hitting Lane Crawford's prestigious retail store and global online platform.
The quest to create positive change in fashion just moved one stylish step forward. Enter BYT, the pioneering new designer up-cycled brand born from Redress’ 10-year history.
It took my 12-year-old son’s comment about the rapid-fire expansion of Spotify and Uber to make me appreciate the revolution in ownership that is taking place. We don't own our music, thanks to Spotify, and the largest taxi service, Uber, now allows its customers to share their taxi rides with strangers. Then there’s the largest accommodation rental company, Airbnb, which is raking in money by allowing homeowners to shack up with travellers, despite Airbnb not even owning any properties!
“Dress [with] Sense, Redress’ upcoming new consumer guide to a conscious closet, is now available for pre-order on Amazon! Published by Thames & Hudson, the guide is organised into chapters of Buy, Wear, Care, and Dispose ― each containing practical tips and case studies to inspire consumers to take their first steps towards a more sustainable wardrobe. A percentage of profits will also go back into Redress’ work to cut waste out of fashion! Pre-order now ahead of its release in March 2017.
The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 1st Prize Winner Kévin Germanier’s up-cycled collection is set to hit China’s leading luxury brand, Shanghai Tang’s, stores this September. The seven-piece womenswear capsule collection will be the brand’s first sustainable collection; up-cycled using their surplus textile stock, demonstrating that sustainability is part of a growing global trend to create fashion in a more environmentally sustainable way. Click here to find out more.
Redress, is calling fashion lovers across Hong Kong to join in their citywide series of sustainable fashion focused events in this September to coincide with HKTDC's 'Hong Kong in Fashion 2016' and 'CENTRESTAGE 2016'. The month-long calendar of activities encourages the public to redress their relationship with their clothes and to cut waste out of fashion. Click here to find out more.
Mark your calendars! Frontline Fashion – Redress’ very first feature-length documentary – is premiering on Fashion One on Monday 29 August. This 50 minute feature follows 10 talented Asian and European emerging fashion designers determined to change the future of fashion for the better in the world’s biggest sustainable fashion design competition, The EcoChic Design Award. If you, your university, school or organisation are interested in hosting a screening event, get in touch!