Redress and Sustainable School Uniforms

Redress and Sustainable School Uniforms

Redress is an environmental charity with a mission to prevent and transform textile waste to catalyse a circular economy. Its programmes work to change mindsets and practices to stop the creation of textile waste, as well as creating systems and partnerships that showcase value in existing waste.

The organisation aims to build a platform for industry collaboration to create a more sustainable future for fashion. Through their industry engagement programmes, they collaborate across the entire fashion supply chain to catalyse positive change. Redress works with designers, textile and garment manufacturers, retailers, schools and universities, governments, NGOs and media organisations on seminars, workshops, research, retail collaborations and through their recycled textile standard.

Their education programmes with primary and secondary schools focus on driving positive behavioural change amongst Hong Kong’s youth. They aim to not just help students learn about the environmental impact of their clothing choices, but also to encourage changes in habits and get students excited about making a life-long commitment to sustainability by guiding them to reflect on the impact they can make for people, the community and the environment as consumers and future leaders. Since 2018, Redress has partnered with 90+ schools and organisations, and engaged over 8,700 students and educators.

Over the last three years, Redress’ Takeback programme collected and redistributed approximately 57 tonnes of unwanted clothing. Through our partnership with Redress, we hope to reduce school uniform waste by engaging in circular initiatives such as redistribution and down-cycling, and keep textile waste out of our landfills.