In preparation for World Oceans Day this Saturday, I'm taking part in a weeklong set of activities both at work and with events this week. Each day, our sustainability club at school has invited our community to take part in awareness activities to remind ourselves that little changes can have a big impact. From cutting down on making copies to save paper to turning off some of the lights and remembering to bring our own containers for coffee, we're hoping to help people develop new greener habits. Our school caterer has also jumped on board by offering only vegetarian options this week and going plastic free entirely on Monday, while limiting the plastic bottled drinks on other days of the week.
Outside of this, I was excited to attend the opening of Redress's Spring Pop Up Shop to see a couple of short films they've made in conjunction with Green is the New Black on Tuesday evening. I was thrilled to be a part of this project and I cannot wait for you to see this video. Let me know what you think and share about some of the conscious pieces in your wardrobe.
I'm also hosting the Pre Loved Sale III with Hand Me Down Collective this week. My girl Akiko and I cannot wait to see how it all goes. We love encouraging this community of secondhand clothes wearing people here in Hong Kong. If you're in Hong Kong this weekend, we hope to see you on Saturday (details below).
Last but NOT least, is the exciting launch of another capsule collection from The R Collective. These beautiful pieces were designed and created with excess luxury materials source from luxury brands. Twenty five percent of the proceeds will go back to support Redress's efforts to reduce textile waste and drive sustainability in the fashion industry. Wen Pan is an alumni of the Redress Design Award, finishing as a finalist in the 2016/17 cycle. Her designs are influenced by a spirit of freedom and indepedence and each piece named for an East London borrough.
Her pieces each reflect the beauty in imperfection and she hopes that when women wear them, they feel strong pride and inner confidence as they make their small effort to make the Earth better.
I know that when I get bogged down in the negativity of the news about our environment, it helps to be surrounded by like minded individuals who share the same passion to make our world better. I hope you can also be inspired by some of the efforts of those around you.