Green Queen recently sat down with Christina Dean, a sustainable fashion hero and the founder of charity Redress and The R Collective who is on a mission to reduce waste in the fashion industry. Dean has changed the landscape of fashion in Hong Kong, bringing sustainability to a market dominated by fast-fashion and defined by entrenched consumerism.
The R Collective’s new collection dubbed “Start From Zero” proves that upcycled ethical clothing can be gorgeous, chic, trendy and upmarket. Below is our exclusive interview with Christina, discussing the brand’s new collection, the evolution of her zero-waste fashion projects, what it’s like being a woman leader, and what’s in store for the future of the industry.
The R Collective is a circular fashion brand that uses rescued textile waste, sourced from luxury brands, mills and manufacturers and upcycling these materials into elegant clothing pieces. Operating with the motto to “Rescue, Reuse, Reimagine” when making fashion in collaboration with sustainable designers, The R Collective was born out of Redress, an NGO that works on inspiring positive environmental change in one of the world’s most polluting industries.