Research

Redress conducts primary and secondary research on sustainability issues affecting the fashion industry.

We love this because it allows to go deeper into today’s fashion industry challenges, equipping us and our partners with the knowledge that we all need to sharpen the efficacy of our work.

Profitable Textile Waste

The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) Department of Fashion & Image Design, in partnership with the Hong Kong charity Redress and supported by the Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC), is conducting a research project on how to profitably reuse pre-consumer textile waste in Hong Kong’s fashion supply chain in ways that minimize negative environmental impacts. Our goal is to help reduce the amount of textile waste that ends up in landfills by educating and informing students and professionals in the fashion industry about reuse methods. Our findings will be made public in 2013 via a research report and additional educational materials, so stay tuned!

Sourcing Sustainable Textiles From China         

Redress conducted research with support from the Ethical Fashion Forum into designers’ and buyers’ perceptions about sourcing sustainable textiles from China. The research found that organic cotton and bamboo are currently the most commonly sourced sustainable textiles from China. The use of recycled fibres is considered to be the most significant emerging trend among sustainable textiles.Download a copy of the research here.