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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One Small Step Towards Saving The Ocean

One Small Step Towards Saving The Ocean

Written by Jo Lorenz 

If you're anything like me, you'd happily spend your entire life in the ocean. The gentle feel of salt on your skin, the sunlight hitting the top of the water - bliss! Yet our addiction to the ocean is coming at a huge cost to our coral reefs and marine life.

Many of the popular sunscreens we are putting on our skins each day contain toxic chemicals that are vastly contributing to coral bleaching. Find out more about ocean-friendly sunscreens.

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Power To The People

Power To The People

"Climate change is not merely a concern, it is an urgent crisis... Fashion’s huge carbon footprint - which accounts for 10% of global carbon impact - is an outrageous price to pay to look good and to have more and more clothes... We must reduce fashion’s environmental impact through creativity and design." 

Our Founder and CEO, Christina Dean shares her thoughts on the current Climate Crisis, why fashion deserves its place on the climate change chopping board and how The R Collective is working towards reducing Fashion’s huge carbon footprint. 

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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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Six simple things you can do to save the planet

Six simple things you can do to save the planet

The ozone layer is a delicate shield of gas which protects our planet from harmful rays from the sun. Thirty-two years ago, this very delicate eggshell around Earth was under direct threat from the over-use of manufactured chemicals. On UN's International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, Jo Lorenz explores six simple things you can do to save the planet and fight climate change.

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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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Making Fashion A Force For Good

Making Fashion A Force For Good

Today, we're pleased to share new arrivals from our Main collection, 'Start From Zero', reducing clothing’s negative environmental footprint and transforming the industry from environmental polluter to ethical pioneer.

The fashion industry contributes to approximately 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions1Our upcycling techniques reduce fashion’s climate impact by reducing waste and by reducing pressure for virgin materials. One typical The R Collective upcycled jacket has a 60 percent reduced carbon footprint compared with a similar jacket created using virgin materials2.

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Circular Economy vs. Linear Economy

Circular Economy vs. Linear Economy

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.

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Plastic Free July: Rethinking Plastic Consumption

Plastic Free July: Rethinking Plastic Consumption

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.

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