Redress, the Hong Kong-based environmental charity with a mission to prevent and transform textile waste and inspire positive change in the fashion industry, has moved into new headquarters in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, immersing into the distinctive charm and rich history of the heart of Hong Kong’s textile industry. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Redress Design Award – Redress’ flagship programme, driving change in the fashion industry through the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition – a Retrospective Exhibition is on display until 31 July, showcasing designs from previous cycle winners.
A popular destination for designers and craftsmen, Sham Shui Po, the city’s oldest garment district, is a historically valuable area unique to Hong Kong. Redress, founded in 2007 as Asia’s first environmental NGO focused on the fashion industry with a vision for fashion to become a creative force for good, is committed to playing an active part in the ongoing revitalisation of the district whilst respecting its unique culture and history.
The new space, revamped from a traditional textiles and fabrics shop, with its brightly lit and welcoming entrance now offers a sustainable hub to amplify the impact of Redress’ projects, through exhibitions, workshops, intimate events and pop-up shops, to support and promote sustainable fashion and Redress Design Award Alumni to the community.
“Hong Kong and fashion go hand-in-hand. Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong’s iconic garment district, is a source of inspiration for local and international designers and so our new home here resonates with our purpose, to drive positive change within the heart of fashion. As fashion faces unprecedented changes and challenges, our new roots in this dynamic historical Hong Kong neighbourhood give us a solid and vibrant base from which to positively influence the world”. says Redress Founder and Chair, Christina Dean.
“It has been exciting to see this space transform from an old garment accessories shop into this sustainable fashion hub. This will surely take Redress’ work with the Hong Kong community to a whole new level. I am proud to again support Redress’ team with their amazing creativity and dedication to making fashion sustainable,” says Elaine Chen-Fernandez, Director of the Innisburg Charitable Foundation, one of the lead supporters of Redress.
The interior space is beautifully appointed with sustainable, contemporary furniture and decor made from reclaimed and recycled wood, generously donated by new partner TREE, and the new electrical outfit is powered by PizzaExpress via generous donations from our long-term partnership.
REDRESS DESIGN AWARD 10TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION
Previously showcased at The Mills earlier this year, the Retrospective Exhibition will give the public and the surrounding community an opportunity to learn about the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition and see up close the winners’ creations from the last nine cycles. The Redress Design Award works to educate top emerging fashion designers around the world about the circular fashion system and sustainable design techniques and theories. By taking these game-changing designers through an invaluable educational journey alongside industry experts, the competition catapults them into the global fashion spotlight and rewards the best of the best with career-changing prizes.