We believe in the power of collaboration to create change. As a small social impact business combating a huge problem, we actively engage in a collaborative spirit with our community of partners, from working with big manufacturers in completely new ways to empowering small social enterprises to stimulating local craftsmanship. As a dedication to our team of formidable seamstresses who make The R Collective collections a reality, we share our workers' stories.
In recognition of International Day of Forests and World Water Day taking place this week, we’re reflecting on fashion’s planetary impacts to share simple ways that we can collectively lessen the threat to forests and water.
In honour of International Women’s Day, celebrate you with our timeless collections designed by women, for women. At The R Collective, we believe in empowering women to break the stereotype of sustainable fashion. Together, we are driving the circular fashion revolution. Embrace your individuality, unite and stand together. Our team share their support to #BalanceForBetter this International Women’s Day.
Australian designer Tess Whitfort brings her trademark streetwear edge and groundbreaking zero waste pattern techniques, which had seasoned designers and manufacturers spellbound, into the heart of The R Collective with the release of her much-anticipated 'Avoidance' Collection.
Start From Zero is perhaps the perfect place to start curating your conscious closet. We created our inaugural eight-piece collection to satisfy what we, with our many years in fashion and our passion for sustainable fashion, believe will be your core wardrobe essentials.
Israeli designer, Lia Kassif loves juxtaposition. And that is just the impression she leaves on you. Her serene smile contrasts her steel backbone; her powerful force outpunches her petite frame; and her tomboy presence feels at odds with her soft femininity. But it is in her fashion design that her love of contrasting effects really comes to life. And nowhere is this more evident than in her Military Collection, which juxtaposes upcycled military waste combined with discreet upcycled bridalwear waste.
Cara G Mcilroy embodies our trailblazers; she counts model, TV host, blogger, founder of Genie Juicery and ‘Mum’ within her varied roles, which she stylishly dresses, here in The R Collective, with her infectious fashion flare that matches her passion for healthy eating and wellness.
Justine Lee, Fashion Director for Hong Kong Tatler, combines her distinct fashion expertise, having worked at Barneys, Harper's Bazaar and Lane Crawford, with her career as a fashion writer and stylist to inspire fashion news and views. She's here wearing The R Collective and sharing her views on how her closet is becoming more sustainable.
Jing Zhang is a globe-trotting fashion journalist and editor who has made a name for herself introducing international labels to the Chinese market and supporting local emerging talent. She took a moment out of her hectic schedule to talk to The R Collective about her personal style and her thoughts on sustainable fashion.
Fiona Kotur is the founder of KOTUR, a line of beautiful clutches and minaudieres inspired by a treasure trove of vintage trove of vintage couture pieces. She is also a member of the CFDA and a founding partner of Tory Burch, the label. Since moving from her native New York to Hong Kong, she's been upcycling her brand's waste to support Redress and mentoring emerging designers.
Kate Jones is an entrepreneur with a difference. Her production company and consultancy at Liberty, which she founded in 2009, also functions as a space for like-minded brands and creatives to come together. She also organises thought-provoking seminars in China and travels extensively to find stylish and scalable crafts to bring to the market, all the while maintaining an impeccably conscious wardrobe and the lightest eco footprint possible.
Filmmaker and plastic campaigner, Craig Leeson is the Director of A Plastic Ocean, the award-winning documentary that Sir David Attenborough called ‘one of the most important documentaries of our time’. Here he shares his ideas on cleaning to climate change.