If you are in the fashion industry and are keen to start connecting with other eco-minded professionals to find out what differences you could be making, let us introduce you to:
The Fashion Summit
Fashion Summit (Hong Kong) is a result of continuous learning and discovering process, bringing together leading academics, key players from the fashion industry, NGOs, media, decision makers and leaders to achieve sustainable fashion in Asia. Since 2017, annually organised 2-Day International Conference and Fashion Future Challenge Award . It plays a vital role to provide a sharing platform for participants from around the world to exchange insights on the latest sustainable fashion trends, technology, best practice, solutions, and opportunities.
You can contact them here: https://www.fashionsummit.hk/contact-us/
Green is the New Black: The Conscious Festival
As seen in our film, Sarah Garner and her team visit “The Conscious Festival in Singapore. The Conscious Festival is an educational and festive event about sustainability focusing on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, food, money, transport, energy, travel and fun.
To find out more about them and work with them further, check them out here: https://greenisthenewblack.com/
If you would like to know more about initiatives being explored by companies featured in the film, feel free to get in touch with them below:
Work with H&M Foundation
The H&M Foundation is an independent non-profit global foundation headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Privately funded by the Stefan Persson family, founders and main owners of the H&M Group, it was founded to accelerate the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. We use collaboration and innovation to co-create, fund and share solutions for the world’s most urgent challenges.
To help safeguard the welfare of humanity we are catalysing the fashion industry to become planet positive and accelerating development for inclusive societies.
https://hmfoundation.com / Email: [email protected]
Work with HKRITA
Established in 2006, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA) is funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government and hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
HKRITA has been facilitating the textile and fashion industry to move up high value-added manufacturing and servicing activities, and enhancing competitiveness of the industries in the global market through research and development in addition to technology transfer.
HKRITA has accumulated research deliverables over the years which have formed research clusters, namely industry advantage, sustainability and social benefits. To facilitate further technological development and transfer the technologies to industry, we started adopting a proactive approach in carrying out centre-owned projects in late 2014.
Work with Novetex
Established in 1976 as part of the Novel Group, Novetex Textiles Limited is a yarn spinner with headquarter located in Hong Kong and spinning factories located in Zhuhai, southern China. We work with directional global trends to bring a stock service of qualities and colours that reflect up-to-date market needs. We strive to create premium quality yarns while committing to sustainable sourcing and production. In 2018, we launched The Billie System in Tai Po, Hong Kong.
With this sustainable initiative, the company upcycles textile waste into new yarn, thereby creating a competitive advantage while addressing a pressing environmental issue.
https://www.novetex.com / Email: [email protected]
Work with Retykle
Retykle is an innovative luxury resale e-commerce platform enabling parents to buy designer children’s clothing at a fraction of their retail price. The first of its kind in Asia, Retykle removes the traditional hassle of peer to peer childrenswear trade, benefiting both your wallet and the environment.
Raising little tykes can be expensive and hard on the environment. Kids speed through seven sizes of clothing in the first two years of their lives.
Work with V Cycle
V Cycle is tackling Hong Kong’s environmental issues on two levels; ecological and social. By coupling them, we can empower the underprivileged and protect the natural world.
Hong Kong’s waste problem is unique in many ways, not only are we producing more waste than our landfills can house but most notably, we have allowed the elderly to shoulder the burden of recycling the city’s vast quantities of cardboard at the expense of their well-being.
Whilst the city has taken the “out of sight, out of mind” approach, we are achieving change more holistically and aim to shift behaviours toward the underprivileged.
We collaborate with brands, businesses, organisations and individuals to come up with innovative ideas and ways to recycle waste materials and transform them into new products.
Our initiatives not only alleviate Hong Kong’s plastic problem but also provide care for elderly “cardboard grannies” and create meaningful jobs for special needs adults; all while educating the public.
https://www.vcycle.com.hk / Email: [email protected]