Meet stylish globe-trotter, Antonia Da Cruz

Meet stylish globe-trotter, Antonia Da Cruz

Introducing Antonia Da Cruz, travel and fitness maven and VP of Brands & Advocates for Kindred Hong Kong. Antonia embraced her passion for health and fitness as former manager of Guava Pass, and now she is championing ethical consumerism working with Kindred Hong Kong, an online marketplace that gives consumers access to a vast array of global brands, and enables them to do good by giving back with their daily purchases.
 
Find out more about Antonia’s top tips for living a more eco-friendly life, her sustainable travel habits and what she likes to wear when she travels.  

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New Year, New Goals!  

New Year, New Goals!  

"I can’t wait to make January a month of new beginnings, and place sustainability not only at the center of my wardrobe, but at the heart of my 2020 lifestyle for another year." - Christina Dean, Founder and CEO, The R Collective

Read Christina's op-ed to reinvigorate your motivation to lead a better sustainable lifestyle and feel encouraged to make some changes that can help transform the planet as well as our wardrobes.

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Meet Wellness Warriors Coco Chan and Valerie Ho

Meet Wellness Warriors Coco Chan and Valerie Ho

Introducing Coco Chan and Valerie Ho, wellness warriors and founders of OMSA, a modern mystical e-store and a lifestyle portal enabling a deeper spiritual awakening. After a work-hard-play-hard mentality led both Valerie and Coco to suffer from signs of burnout, these two spiritually-focused creatives discovered the benefits of living a more balanced and calm life, and placed wellness and mindfulness central in their lives.  

Find out more about how the duo maintain a balanced life in a hectic city like Hong Kong, their favourite clean-beauty products and helping others explore self-care, self-love and spiritual wellbeing. 

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Meet make-up artist extraordinaire Alexa Bui

Meet make-up artist extraordinaire Alexa Bui

Introducing Alexa Bui, an uber-talented Hong Kong-based makeup artist, barre instructor and mother of two. The transformative world of makeup first beckoned Alexa as an arts student, and now after changing from one canvas to another, and putting down the pastels and picking up the pastel shades, she’s become one of the city’s most renowned make-up artists.

Find out more about Alexa’s creative inspirations and icons, how she embraces sustainability in her daily life and her thoughts on clean beauty. 

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Meet ‘Harmony HK’ Founder, Diversity Activist and Model Harmony Ilunga

Meet ‘Harmony HK’ Founder, Diversity Activist and Model Harmony Ilunga

Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Harmony “Anne-Marie” Ilunga moved to Hong Kong in 2011 as a refugee. As a model, Harmony quickly identified discrimination toward people of colour, driving her to establish ‘Harmony HK’, a refugee-curated social enterprise with one powerful mission - to improve the livelihoods of refugees and ethnic minorities in Hong Kong by celebrating diversity through fashion and music.

We speak to Harmony to learn more about her inspiring journey, how she balances career and studies and all while creating a positive impact through the work of Harmony HK.

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Meet First Wife Studios Founder, Photographer and Model, Sabrina Sikora

Meet First Wife Studios Founder, Photographer and Model, Sabrina Sikora

Introducing Sabrina Sikora, a globe-trotting Singapore-based photographer, model and blogger, juggling it all with two kids in tow. As a model, Sabrina worked with world-renowned brands including Harper’s Bazaar, VOGUE and Chanel. In 2004, Sabrina established her career as a professional photographer and it was in Hong Kong 2015, where ‘First Wife Studios’ studios began.

Find out more about Sabrina's style philosophy, how she balances a successful career and a family, and what drove her to make the switch from modelling to photography.

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The R Collective and Levi Strauss & Co. show that collaboration is key to combating climate change

The R Collective and Levi Strauss & Co. show that collaboration is key to combating climate change

We’ve always believed in the power of collaboration. That’s why we are excited to announce our support from Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) with the confirmed grant for an exciting project that The R Collective will champion, with support from Redress, to change the way you wear and wash your clothes – all with the climate in mind! 

This funding comes after our Founder & CEO, Christina Dean joining LS&Co.’s Collaboratory fellow class of 2018. Read more about this exciting project.

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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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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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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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Rescue. Reuse. Reimagine.

Rescue. Reuse. Reimagine.

Two years ago, The R Collective was born from Redress by Founder & CEO Christina Dean. Our mission is to create beautiful clothes using excess luxury materials, catalysing a circular fashion revolution to help drive sustainability in the fashion industry.

Watch our video to learn our story.

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