GET REDRESSED AT PIZZAEXPRESS HONG KONG DIY WORKSHOPS 2013
Jul
17
to Jul 20

GET REDRESSED AT PIZZAEXPRESS HONG KONG DIY WORKSHOPS 2013

We are actively organising engaging DIY fashion workshops for consumers to educate them about how they can reduce their clothing waste in a stylish and sustainable way. In these, we have worked with DIY fashion expert, blogger and author, Geneva Vanderzeil, to ensure that our mission to reduce waste was dialogued around dining tables and then driven home into attendees’ wardrobes. Redress continue to provide DIY workshops, follow our facebook page for announcements.

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RECYCLED COLLECTION BY ESPRIT 2013
May
1
to Oct 31

RECYCLED COLLECTION BY ESPRIT 2013

We collaborated with Esprit, our The EcoChic Design Award 2012 retail partner, on the ‘Recycled Collection by Esprit’. These recycled textiles collections were designed by The EcoChic Design Award Hong Kong Winner 2012, Wister Tsang, and China 2012, Gong Jia Qi. Combined, their collections retailed in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand between May to October 2013.

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KEE CLUB CLOTHING DRIVE 2013
Jan
29
to Jan 30

KEE CLUB CLOTHING DRIVE 2013

Nearly 100% of textiles are recyclable. Yet everyday, Hong Kongers throw away 217 tonnes of textiles and clothing into our nearly-full landfills. Redress and KEE Club Hong Kong held a pre-Chinese New Year clothing donation drive for a cause in January 2013, collecting approximately 500kg of donations in just one day.

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THE 365 CHALLENGE 2013
Jan
1
to Jan 1

THE 365 CHALLENGE 2013

The 365 Challenge was a one-year secondhand clothing challenge seeing our Founder, Christina Dean, only wearing 100% dumped and discarded secondhand clothes to promote the ‘Redress it, don’t bin it’ concept. Every day from January to December 2013, Christina wore secondhand clothes, working with 12 fashion stylists, their sustainable style-kits and a huge dose of fashion activism to put secondhand clothes on the fashion frontline. The challenge was split into 12 monthly sustainable fashion themes, including capsule wardrobe, durability, repair, DIY, sustainable laundry care in order to showcase 365 inspiring ways to keep clothing waste out of landfill and in the fashion loop. All secondhand clothes were sourced with support of Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) and TRAID (for August) and most of the clothes (except those favourites Christina just couldn't let go of!) were be sold to raise funds for Redress and Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong).

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THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN
Dec
1
to Dec 13

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN

Redress and 12 of #HKFashionBloggers  notorious fashionistas joined forces in an effort to rattle consumers’ wardrobes and consciousness about Hong Kong’s high textile waste rates. Did you know that on average we throw 217 tonnes of textiles into Hong Kong’s landfills everyday? Do you know how fashionably fantastic many of the clothes are that we discard?

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CUTTING WASTE OUT OF FASHION
Oct
4
5:30pm 5:30pm

CUTTING WASTE OUT OF FASHION

We presented a collaborative exhibition at Hong Kong’s Interstoff Asia Essential on multi-stakeholders’ approaches to cutting waste out of fashion. Our exhibition shared expertise from NGOs China Water RiskGreenpeace and carbon management company, RESET Carbon on how textile, water, chemical and energy wastage can be reduced along the fashion supply chain. We showcased waste reducing garments, designed by EspritLevisM&SPatagoniaTimberland and Reclaim to Wear, to bring this topic to life.

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BEHIND THE SEAMS AT LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
Aug
9
3:30pm 3:30pm

BEHIND THE SEAMS AT LEVI STRAUSS & CO.

We held a workshop for select Levi Strauss & Co’s Hong Kong staff to brainstorm sustainable fashion design. In this interactive workshop, we provided a lively overview of sustainable fashion design and introduced an unusual challenge, where Levi Strauss & Co’s staff picked their way through bags discarded used clothes to challenge their staff on ‘Why do people throw away so many clothes?

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PANEL DISCUSSION: REDUCING TEXTILE WASTE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FASHION DESIGN
Jul
4
5:30pm 5:30pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: REDUCING TEXTILE WASTE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FASHION DESIGN

We organised and moderated this interactive panel discussion at HKTDC Fashion Week. The panel explored the fashion designer’s influential role in minimising a garment’s environmental impact through textile waste reduction. It highlighted the techniques, trends and business opportunities in reducing textile waste through sustainable fashion design.

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Research: Profitable Textile Waste
Feb
1
to Nov 30

Research: Profitable Textile Waste

We collaborated with the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) Department of Fashion & Image Design on a research project. We researched how to profitably reuse pre-consumer textile waste in Hong Kong’s fashion supply chain in ways that minimise negative environmental impacts. The research was supported by the Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC). Download a copy of the research summary here.

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KEE CLUB CLOTHING DRIVE 2012
Jan
19
to Jan 20

KEE CLUB CLOTHING DRIVE 2012

We partnered with the KEE Club to organise a pre-Chinese New Year clothing drive to raise awareness about Hong Kong’s high textile waste rates and to divert unwanted clothing from landfill to local charities. In one day, we collected 200kg of unwanted clothing, accessories and shoes, which we later resold to raise funds for Redress and we distributed additional clothing to Christian Action and Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong).

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GET REDRESSED RBS WORKSHOP
Dec
3
3:30pm 3:30pm

GET REDRESSED RBS WORKSHOP

We organised the ‘Get Redressed’ RBS workshop to provide lively educational content for RBS’ ‘Focused Women HK’ in order to engage women with the broader environmental issues contained in their wardrobes. The workshop introduced the fashion industry’s negative environmental impacts and provided a base to explore practical and creative solutions to dressing more sustainably.

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REFASHIONING THE INDUSTRY LECTURE
Oct
24
10:00am10:00am

REFASHIONING THE INDUSTRY LECTURE

We gave our ‘Refashioning the Industry’ lecture at the Hong Kong Design Institute. Our lecture focused on three inspiring case studies, representing successful sustainable business, esign and marketing strategies, to inspire a range of students about their respective sustainability roles and potentials within the fashion supply chain.

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LADIES OF LUXURY TALK
Oct
6
10:00am10:00am

LADIES OF LUXURY TALK

We dialogued with the ‘Ladies of Luxury’ to address sustainability in the luxury sector, hosted by the KEE Club. The ‘Ladies of Luxury’ is a voluntary and collaborative network formed of senior representatives from a wide range of luxury brands, including Hermès, Gucci, Chanel, Ferragamo and Louis Vuitton that aims to support various community engagement activities.

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REDRESSED: CELEBRITY SUSTAINABLE FASHION WORKSHOP
Sep
2
4:30pm 4:30pm

REDRESSED: CELEBRITY SUSTAINABLE FASHION WORKSHOP

We worked with celebrity Carrie Lam and The EcoChic Design Award Hong Kong 2011 Winner, Janko Lam, on a consumer focused sustainable fashion workshop at E-max shopping mall. During this, designer Janko reconstructed Carrie’s pre-worn and pre-loved secondhand clothing into ‘new’ pieces to educate and inspire the live audience.

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UNDRESSED: LAUNDRY CARE WORKSHOP
Aug
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

UNDRESSED: LAUNDRY CARE WORKSHOP

We organised the Undressed: Laundry care Workshop, in collaboration with Miele, to educate consumers about the environmental impacts caused by clothes’ washing, drying and ironing, at Miele’s Exclusive Private Lounge. The workshop focused on the positive steps that consumers can take to lighten the environmental load caused by their washing their clothes.

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FOREVER REDRESSED AT HARVEY NICHOLS
Jun
21
to Jul 4

FOREVER REDRESSED AT HARVEY NICHOLS

We presented our the Forever REDRESSED Exhibition at Hong Kong’s Harvey Nichols containing six prominent Hong Kong fashion designers’ reconstructed secondhand garments. Many of our contributing designers sourced their raw materials from Hong Kong’s used clothes recycling bins in an effort to drive consumer awareness about waste reduction and about more sustainable clothing disposal.

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THE 3% MOUNTAIN
Jun
15
to Jun 22

THE 3% MOUNTAIN

The 3% Mountain was a six meter high installation of creatively displayed secondhand clothes that represented just 3% of the average textile waste going into Hong Kong’s landfills on a daily basis. We exhibited this impressive mountain in June, 2011 at Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry.

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REDRESS ON THE RUNWAY
May
20
11:00am11:00am

REDRESS ON THE RUNWAY

We organized Redress on the Runway to high acclaim at the glamorous W Hong Kong, turning heads and attitudes towards sustainable fashion at this packed fashion show gala. Twenty one designers from 13 countries participated in a unanimously stylish and sustainable show that demonstrate innovative sustainable fashion design techniques.

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CHINA'S RISE IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION EXHIBITION
Sep
13
11:00am11:00am

CHINA'S RISE IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION EXHIBITION

Our exhibition on China’s rise in sustainable fashion took place at the Ethical Fashion Show at Cité de la Mode et du Design in Paris. The exhibition presented the major drivers for sustainable fashion in China and revealed the Chinese sustainable fashion designers who are making ripples in the world’s largest garment manufacturing nation.

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