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.
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.
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.
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?
Escape behind the scenes of 'RINSE', a beautiful capsule collection designed in collaboration with London-based Chinese award-winning 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.
9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air. It causes 7 million premature deaths annually* and many of the pollutants also cause global warming.
Air pollution is preventable, yet contributes to illnesses including lung cancer, asthma, strokes, heart disease and dementia. Each one of us play a vital role in preventing air pollution and this year World Environment Day 2019 is issuing a call to action to combat this global crisis.
But, how does Fashion play its part in Air Pollution?
On June 3, we are launching a collection in collaboration with Chinese London based designer Wen Pan, achieving positive environmental change by rescuing excess luxury materials and upcycling it back into fashion, while giving back 25% of profits to Redress.
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 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.