The R Collective exclusively for Net-a-Porter’s NET SUSTAIN

The R Collective exclusively for Net-a-Porter’s NET SUSTAIN

What a way to start the new year! We’re so excited to announce that The R Collective is now part of NET SUSTAIN, the pioneering platform from luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter. NET SUSTAIN showcases an enviable edit of the world’s best sustainable brands, so we feel especially honoured to be recognised and supported for all our work towards minimising waste in the global fashion industry and championing circular design techniques. 

Read more to see which of our favourite modern and seasonless pieces are featured on NET SUSTAIN.

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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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Waste – is it ‘really’ in fashion?

Waste – is it ‘really’ in fashion?

Our founder and CEO, Christina Dean, highlights her concerns surrounding the scope of fashion waste and challenges us all to reduce our fashion footprint in the coming year by encouraging us to be conscious consumers.

Originally published in Fashion Revolution, read her insightful article to find out how you can help to overcome the challenge of fashion waste. 

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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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Travel-Friendly Essentials for your next get-away

Travel-Friendly Essentials for your next get-away

Planning your next getaway? If you’re yearning for a digital-detox and relaxing, pristine beaches or if you prefer discovering cultural spots on a city break, deciding what to pack and wear can always prove a bit tricky.

Feel inspired by some of our most popular pieces that travel well and are guaranteed to look great no matter the occasion. Read more to see our top picks.

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Soirée in Style: Eveningwear Edit

Soirée in Style: Eveningwear Edit

The festive season is now here and in the spirit of gifting, we’re entering the season with a giveaway in collaboration with the British sustainable fashion brand BOTTLETOP! 

We think our The R Collective pieces go perfectly with BOTTLETOP’s sustainable, upcycled accessories and so if you’re keen to embrace sustainable design, be sure to enter our giveaway for a chance to WIN your favourite BOTTLETOP bag and The R Collective featured outfit.

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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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Cutting waste out of fashion - literally!

Cutting waste out of fashion - literally!

It is estimated that around 80% of a product’s environmental impact is locked in at the design stage. As circular fashion designers, we are guided by our mission to reduce textile waste and pollution in the fashion industry, so naturally, we take to the drawing board seriously. 

Find out more about how we follow our three design strategies - Rescue, Reuse, Re-Imagine - to design out waste and transform the way clothes are designed. 

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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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Closing the loop: Reimagining the art of fashion

Closing the loop: Reimagining the art of fashion

The fashion industry is currently making around 100 billion new garments every year. Faced with this harsh reality of how quickly we routinely discard our clothes our Founder & CEO, Christina Dean, raises the question "Is all this seemingly endless consumption really needed?"

November has truly become a global celebration of consumption, but the slow fashion movement is quickly fighting back, saying no to the sales, no to cheap disposable pieces and heralding an ethical future of fashion.

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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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To go clean, or not to go clean

To go clean, or not to go clean

According to Reuters¹, the global beauty and cosmetics industry is expected to be valued at more than USD 805 billion over the next four years. Yet despite these 805 billion reasons to care, the far-reaching global industry is almost entirely unregulated and consequently, beauty companies have been given unlimited latitude to openly, well, deceive consumers about what is in their products. Guest writer Jo Lorenz explores our beauty products and what to avoid in your skincare routine.

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