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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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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Sustainable Living: Greenwashing vs. The Real Deal

Sustainable Living: Greenwashing vs. The Real Deal

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? 

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Meet The Designer: Wen Pan

Meet The 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.

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Let's #BeatAirPollution Together | World Environment Day

Let's #BeatAirPollution Together | World Environment Day

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?

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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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#IMadeYourClothes | Fashion Revolution Week

#IMadeYourClothes | Fashion Revolution Week

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.

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