Get Redressed Month is live this October. Repurpose your used clothing by donating to multiple partners throughout Hong Kong and discover some second hand treasures.
Redress is a global movement based in Hong Kong that designs practical, easy, and accessible solutions for people to give their used clothes a second life. The NGO’s annual campaign Get Redressed Month is back this October encouraging Hong Kongers to donate their used clothing at Redress’ multiple partners in over 80 locations, as well as dive into their extensive second hand collection. Redress’ year-round partners include Bershka, Jeeves, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Pull & Bear, The Redress Closet, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara, and Zara Home.
This year, Redress is partnering with ambassadors: actor Alex Lam and influencers Ellie Furuya and Minnie Wong. They are bringing two key messages ‘Give clothes a new life’ and ‘Give secondhand a try’ to Hong Kong raising awareness for extending the lifetime of the clothes we wear and reducing clothing waste. This Get Redressed Month, clothing donation partners include Aigle, Geox, Hula, MOS Centre, OnTheList, PizzaExpress, ReBooked, Redbox, Retykle, Swire, TKO Plaza, The Mills, and The Wild Lot.
170 tonnes of clothes are brought to Hong Kong’s landfills every day and Redress is working to provide a solution for the city’s fast fashion addiction. Simply throwing out used clothes adds to carbon emissions and wastes materials that can be reused or recycled in countless ways. Through Get Redressed Month, consumers can help to reduce this environmental impact and live more sustainably by donating used clothes and supporting secondhand clothing stores in the city.
Reddress’ Takeback Programme works in collaboration with globally-renowned brands with their in-store collection boxes allowing consumers to reuse, recycle, or resell with Redress, inviting everyone to positively contribute to the circular fashion economy. Upon receiving used clothing, Redress sorts all donations and recirculates them to be used by local charities, resold, or recycled if they cannot be reworn.
Redress is also encouraging Hong Kongers to dive into secondhand shopping and support local. Only 14% of people in Hong Kong own a clothing item they bought secondhand, and Redress is working to raise awareness of the options available in the city through their Shop Secondhand Directory.
Also this Get Redressed Month, the fashion nonprofit’s secondhand shop, The Redress Closet, is offering HK$25 off your next purchase for those who follow @TheRedressCloset on Instagram. Discover vintage treasures and shop sustainably with Redress this October.
Featured banner image credit: redress.com.hk