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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Maxime Dautresme is the dashing creative who combines his love of design with sustainability, from furniture to fashion. With his diverse multicultural background under his belt, he's one of a rare breed who manages life in the fast lane whilst staying in touch with nature.
David Yeung is the intrepid environmentalist bringing vegetarianism out of the closet through Green Monday, the food movement he started in Asia that diverts meat from the fork whilst also bringing environmental awareness to the table.