29 Jun '11, 2pm

A 16-foot "mountain" of clothing represents only 3% of Hong Kong's daily textile waste

A 16-foot "mountain" of clothing represents only 3% of Hong Kong's daily textile waste

To show Hong Kongers the potential of their trash, Redress included a selection of upcycled clothing by the region’s up-and-coming designers, including the recipients of its EcoChic Design Award in May. “Consumers are typically driven by their desire for fashionable clothing at low prices , which puts pressure on the environment through high manufacturing, consumption, and waste rates,” says Bonita Cheung , one of the contributing designers. “It’s important that as a community we face up to the industry’s textile waste issues and that we look for creative and long-term solutions to reduce

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