Monday, September 21, 2015

Redress it don't bin it: A Get Redressed Preview

 One person's trash is another person's treasure. Perhaps a little cliche, but certainly true.

It boggles my mind to think about the perfectly good clothing we send to landfills, sometimes with the tags still on. Redress HK does so much to address this issue, from awareness of our own consumer habits and the growing problem of textile waste to education of up and coming designers on sustainable design techniques.

For me, they're an easy NGO and charity to support and I've counted myself as one of their top supporters from the start. They're also one of the sponsors of the Eco Chic Design Award.  Tonight I met Kevin Germanier who won the top prize in January this year. I wrote about it here.

At the VIP event tonight, I got to catch up with Christina Dean, the Founder and CEO and get a preview of some of the pieces on offer.  You can get your hands on this first outfit for yourself, unless someone grabbed it after I left.

And this second Tory Burch outfit, too (minus the blouse). The shoes are Christian Loubotin, and oh so sexy. I loved all the statement heels for sale there tonight along with all the designer, high street and off the rack selections, too.  They're all there for a fraction of the price you'd normally pay.

The Get Redressed Pop Up Shop is going on this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30am to 9pm at Pizza Express in Wan Chai on Wing Fung Street.

Thank you Ann (Kremb de la Kremb) for taking the first outfit pictures, thank you fellow Sister in Vintage, Jackaline (M&Sandthensome) for selecting some fun pieces during the sorting days. You know me so well.

Here's a peek at a project that Redress HK worked on in collaboration with Miele this summer to raise awareness of this issue of textile waste.  The finalists for this year were just announced.  I cannot wait to see what they come up with for the Grand Final.  Follow along here to learn more about who they are.


Kremb de la Kremb said...

Dear Norbyah,

Two totally stunning outfits styled expertly and simply. I kind of wish this pop event was more like a quarterly event rather than once a year--or at least twice a year. Maybe we can convince Christina....



Sharon said...

So inspiring. I love your involvement in eco-friendly fashion. I want to do more of the same here in LA! Peace, Sharon

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