Jun 24, 2021

2021 finalists transforming waste into want

Dear valued donors, 

We are thrilled to bring you the latest news from the Redress Design Award - our 2021 finalists have been announced! These 10 finalists, shortlisted from over 550 applications received from 58 countries and regions, impressed the influential judges and are now in the process of bringing their application concepts to life in preparation for the Grand Final in September

This year, for the first time in the programme’s history, the public determined one of our finalists via the People’s Choice voting, with Tulika Ranjan, joining other 9 designers, for the Grand Final show on 11 September, where winners will be announced - save the date for our Livestream, more details to follow!.

Christina Dean, Founder and Chair of Redress, shared, “To achieve the Redress Design Award’s mission - to educate emerging fashion designers to drive the circular fashion system - and to ensure that emerging designers’ creativity and commitment are nurtured. As a fashion eco-system of industry and consumers, we must create a path for all fashion professionals to stop fashion’s negative impacts in its tracks.”

Textile waste is a global environmental and economic problem. Every second, the equivalent of one rubbish truck of textiles is landfilled or burned globally. Fashion designers are key to reducing textile waste through how they design and source. This year’s finalists used a wide range of sustainable design approaches that tackle industry waste, like end-of-rolls or samples, and consumer waste, like suits and uniforms. Collectively, their works demonstrate the power that designers have to transform waste. In the 2021 cycle, the project has already reached over 6,800 students and emerging designers through online lectures all over the world. 

Explore what prizes are up for grabs this cycle here, and check out our panel of esteemed judges here.  

Our education programmes are growing, please donate here to support us. Your continued support enables us to continue generating meaningful impact and we thank you!

Jun 15, 2021

Reducing Fashion's Environmental Impact in HK

Volunteer Clothes Sorting 1
Volunteer Clothes Sorting 1

Dear friends of Redress,

Whilst COVID continues to make its prewsence felt globally, we are fortunate that here in Hong Kong our day-to-day operations have started to normalise.

Volunteer programme returns to full operations

We have been able to offer in-person volunteering sessions, where we sort through clothing that is given to through our city-wide take back programme, and also to sort through the backlog of clothes received during last year's Get Redressed Month campaign.  A very welcome return, as our warehouse was starting to get rather full!

Since April we have held twelve sorting sessions with the community, sorted around 15 tonnes of clothing and delivered approx. 10.9 tonnes of clothing to ten charity partners across Hong Kong including Crossroads, Refugee Union, Pathfinders, YWCA, Caritas, Castaways, YWAM, HK Dog Rescue, LAPS and Catherine's Puppies. 

If you are in Hong Kong and would like to volunteer with us you can do so through the Hands on Hong Kong website.

Launching Get Redressed Month - October 2021

With the easing of restrictions we have been able to plan for a campaign that allows for more personal interactions, including the return of our signature clothes sorting event, the sort-a-thon.  This year our signature clothing drive will also be back in offices and schools once again, and we will continue to work with major retailers to offer drop off locations across the Hong Kong.

Our campaign will continue to call for the reuse of unwanted clothing in order to tackle the environmental impact the fashion industry has on the planet.  We will also be shining the spotlight on choosing to buy secondhand clothes here in Hong Kong, a location where currently there are limited options available.

We will be launching on Monday 19th July - so please do visit our website to find out more and register to participate.

Thank you

Once again we'd like to take this oppotunity to thank you for your continued support.  These continue to be difficult times for everyone across the globe, and we are grateful that you have chosen to donate to Redress and our campaign to reduce the environmental impact of fashion.

Best wishes

Nastasia

Clothes Sorting Categories
Clothes Sorting Categories

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Feb 18, 2021

Sustainable Fashion Design Competition continues to drive educational impact

Dear valued donors,

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the Redress Design Award continues its mission to drive growth towards a circular fashion system. After the success of the 2020 cycle, the Redress Design Award proudly celebrates a decade of education to drive circularity in the fashion system with a report on its educational impact, including some 50,000 individuals reached through its activities across the years. Explore our impact in this report (link to Read Educational Impact Report)

In January, the Redress Design Award kicked off our 11th competition cycle with a thought-provoking panel discussion Exploring Waste Hotspots to Hyperlocal Design Solutions featuring experts across the industry who explored the changing landscape of sustainable design in response to waste hotspots and with this the diversification of sustainable design and emergence of hyperlocal solutions. You can watch it here (link) 

Educating emerging designers on sustainable design theories and techniques stays core to the Redress Design Award programme. Redress Founder and Board Chair, Christina Dean shares, “We must shift education urgently if we are to transform the fashion industry which, post-Covid, is rebuilding itself with sustainability at the centre. Now is the time to act. The industry is screaming for knowledgeable professionals to enter the market with ideas, techniques and creativity that can steer fashion through crisis and onto something more meaningful.”

If you missed it Redress’ first ever virtual exhibition is still available to visit online

Your continued support enables us to continue generating meaningful impact and we thank you! Donate here 

 

Best Wishes,

Hannah 

 
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