What The R Collective women wear to work

What The R Collective women wear to work

Introducing Annabelle Baker, General Manager and Director of LUSH Greater China, Elisa Harca, CEO of Red Ant Asia and Sharon Tsang, COO of The R Collective.  

Meet these incredible women from The R Collective community that inspire us and discover their stylish work looks. From ultra-chic office dressing to the perfect balance of edgy and casual.  

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Six simple things you can do to save the planet

Six simple things you can do to save the planet

The ozone layer is a delicate shield of gas which protects our planet from harmful rays from the sun. Thirty-two years ago, this very delicate eggshell around Earth was under direct threat from the over-use of manufactured chemicals. On UN's International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, Jo Lorenz explores six simple things you can do to save the planet and fight climate change.

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Meet Stylist, Artist, Model and Entrepreneur Akiko Sakai

Meet Stylist, Artist, Model and Entrepreneur Akiko Sakai

Introducing Akiko Sakai, also known to close friends as Cookie – she is a woman of many hats. The Stylist, Model, Artist and Art Teacher is based locally in Hong Kong and plays a key role in running three businesses – an art studio in Stanley Market, a garment printing company in Wong Chuk Hang and a new bar in Kennedy Town. 

Find out more about Cookie's background, what drove her passion toward sustainability and how she sees her many roles evolving to contribute positively toward sustainable fashion.

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Meet Our Creative Director, Denise Ho

Meet Our Creative Director, Denise Ho

Introducing Denise Ho, Hong Kong’s acclaimed stylist and Creative Director at The R Collective who led the creation of our latest fourteen-piece collection, ‘Start From Zero’. Denise combines her passion for sustainable fashion, ethics, and styling expertise to exemplify thoughtfulness in her designs here at The R Collective. Explore her inspirations as a stylist, view on sustainability in the fashion industry, and more about her key role that she plays at The R Collective!

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Making Fashion A Force For Good

Making Fashion A Force For Good

Today, we're pleased to share new arrivals from our Main collection, 'Start From Zero', reducing clothing’s negative environmental footprint and transforming the industry from environmental polluter to ethical pioneer.

The fashion industry contributes to approximately 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions1Our upcycling techniques reduce fashion’s climate impact by reducing waste and by reducing pressure for virgin materials. One typical The R Collective upcycled jacket has a 60 percent reduced carbon footprint compared with a similar jacket created using virgin materials2.

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Circular Economy vs. Linear Economy

Circular Economy vs. Linear Economy

The fashion Industry has a problem. It’s called sustainability. Cumulatively, the fashion industry produces approximately 20 percent of all global water waste. Additionally, 85 percent of textiles end up in landfills or are incinerated, when most of these materials could be reused. Read more about circular economy.

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Plastic Free July: Rethinking Plastic Consumption

Plastic Free July: Rethinking Plastic Consumption

We are in the midst of a war on plastic and it’s time to shift our strategy... Ninety-one percent of the plastic that has ever been created on our planet has not been recycled. It is still out there - in our oceans, in our landfills, in our communities. Guest writer Jo Lorenz welcomes Plastic Free July and explores more initiatives to help reduce single-use plastics.

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Body Confidence 101

Body Confidence 101

The rhythm of our amazing city Hong Kong as well as most of the world, runs in a constant rush and drive to succeed, no judgment on that, as it prompts us to achieve and excel. And yet, rushing even in the slightest threatens the relationship we have with our body. If we are to be honest, our body hates being rushed. But have we learned to cope with it and have made it our normal? Adele Leung writes about our relationship with our bodies and the key to body confidence.

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Sustainable Living: Greenwashing vs. The Real Deal

Sustainable Living: Greenwashing vs. The Real Deal

Discerning customers are increasingly demanding for sustainability and transparency in their fashion and lifestyle choices - and this demand means we are very happily at the precipice of mountainous shift towards a greener and more equitable circular economy. Yet with so many companies boasting they are eco-friendly, sustainable, organic et al, how do we know when the companies we are supporting are legit, or when they are simply ‘greenwashing’ us? 

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Meet The Designer: Wen Pan

Meet The Designer: Wen Pan

Today, we celebrate the launch of ‘RINSE’ the seven-piece capsule collection designed in collaboration with London-based Chinese award-winning designer, Wen Pan. Here, we share more of Wen Pan’s inspirations, what she hopes to achieve with the ‘RINSE’ collection and how the sustainable fashion landscape is changing in China.

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