Hong Kong textile waste environmental charity Redress has shifted headquarters to Sham Shui Po in Kowloon in the heart of Hong Kong’s textile industry and the city’s oldest garment district.
The charity is now holding a retrospective exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of its design award – the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition – through to July 31, showcasing designs from previous cycle winners.
The new space, revamped from a traditional textiles and fabrics shop, is now offering a sustainable hub to amplify the impact of Redress’ projects, through exhibitions, workshops, intimate events and pop-up shops, to support and promote sustainable fashion and Redress Design Award Alumni to the community.
“Hong Kong and fashion go hand-in-hand,” said Redress founder and chair Christina Dean. “Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong’s iconic garment district, is a source of inspiration for local and international designers and so our new home here resonates with our purpose, to drive positive change within the heart of fashion.
“As fashion faces unprecedented changes and challenges, our new roots in this dynamic historical Hong Kong neighbourhood give us a solid and vibrant base from which to positively influence the world.”
She said the group’s retrospective exhibition will give the public and the surrounding community an opportunity to learn about the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition and see up close the winners’ creations from the last nine cycles. The award works to educate top emerging fashion designers around the world about the circular fashion system and sustainable design techniques and theories.