What does Redress do?
Redress is a 501c3 non-profit. We cultivate a more responsible ecosystem for the fashion industry through educating and mobilizing consumers to be positive advocates while leveraging industry-related partnerships. We accomplish this by:
having an active and welcoming community that serves as a network of resources and support
continuously participating in the dialogue on fashion and textiles - both in person and online
marketing sustainable products we believe in through our social media network and e-newsletter
empowering people to make responsible purchasing choices through events that encourage more informed buying habits
Does Redress manufacture or produce their own designs?
No. Redress focuses on event planning, marketing, and building an active community of sustainable fashion advocates. We work with many people who do manufacture or produce their own designs, but we don’t manufacture or produce anything ourselves. We can suggest companies who provide access and information on suppliers and manufacturers, but that is not something Redress does in-house.
Can Redress introduce me to certain industry leaders or direct me toward sourcing / manufacturing resources?
Yes, Redress has extensive connections to industry leaders in fashion and textiles. We are continuously growing our network to find more resources for our community. If you have a specific question or request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with as many details as possible and we’ll do our best to help you out.
What qualifies someone as an ‘eco’ or ‘responsible’ designer/brand?
Redress considers someone to be a ‘responsible’ designer if they are consciously creating their products with an understanding that everything they do has an impact - from the materials they use to the people who make them. We also recognize resale and vintage as a type of responsible purchasing, as these are goods that don’t add to the waste or pollution stream since they have already been created. We focus on designers who use materials (especially, but not limited to, textiles) in innovative ways that show eco-chic is a part of everyday life.
Below is a list of categories that we consider to be responsibly-made:
Made in USA
Vintage or resale
Organic or eco-friendly fabrics
Little to no-waste patternmaking