Classics Anew

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.

Alumni share their approach to sustainable design

Three brand new Designer's Guides are now available on our LEARN platform! Step into the design studios of our EcoChic Design Award alumni brands, Angus Tsui, Classics Anew and Wan & Wong Fashion, to get a behind the scenes look on how they apply the sustainable fashion design techniques of zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction to their work. Whether you are a student or designer, these step-by-step guides will be sure to inspire you to start your next sustainable fashion project. Make sure to check out our other resources and videos on sustainable design, sourcing, marketing and more too!


We’ve just added our new Building a Sustainable Fashion Business guide and video to our EcoChic Design Award learn platform. Our written guide includes case studies and expert advice from brands already working to improve various aspects of their businesses. Our video guide leans in closer to learn from Patagonia, H&M and our very own alumni, Janko Lam’s brand Classics Anew. Get going with sustainable business!


On 13 May 2015 Redress held a media launch event for the EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 competition cycle alongside their Fifth Year Anniversary Exhibition at Hysan Place in Hong Kong. Read the press release and access more resources in the media kit here.