Whilst the fashion industry is much loved for its creativity and its freedom of expression, it also has been responsible for negative environmental impact, particularly in China, which produces more than one-third of the world’s clothing yet where regulation and enforcement are lax.
Apart from excess textile waste, the (fast) fashion industry makes extensive use of water, energy and raw materials throughout the garment supply chain. At the same time, China has become the producer to the world and in return has absorbed much of our pollution.
Redress is a Hong Kong based NGO with a mission to promote environmental sustainability in Asia’s fashion industry by reducing textile waste, pollution, water and energy consumption. The organisation works to achieve its mission by promoting sustainable fashion shows, exhibitions, competitions, seminars, research, creating certifications and via media outreach. We have provided strategic and other support as well as office space to Redress since its inception as Green 2 Greener in 2007.