Frequently Asked Questions
What does Redress Raleigh do?
Redress Raleigh is a 501c3 nonprofit. We cultivate a more responsible ecosystem for the fashion industry by educating and mobilizing consumers to be positive advocates while leveraging industry-related partnerships.
We accomplish this by:
having an active and welcoming physical and virtual 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 fashion choices through events that encourage more informed buying habits.
Does Redress Raleigh manufacture or produce their own designs?
No. Redress Raleigh 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 we do in-house.
Can you introduce me to certain industry leaders or direct me toward sourcing / manufacturing resources?
Yes, Redress Raleigh 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 is Sustainable Fashion?
Sustainable fashion uses textiles that are manufactured, constructed and marketed in a responsible and conscious way that acknowledges and accounts for their environmental and socioeconomic impacts. This is ideally done across a garment’s full life cycle, from creation to disposal. Responsible designers understand that everything they make has influence — from the materials they use to the way they treat the people producing their goods.
What qualifies someone as an ‘eco’ or ‘responsible’ designer / brand?
Redress Raleigh 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 way they treat the people producing their goods. 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 celebrate brands who use materials (especially, but not limited to, textiles) in innovative ways that show eco-chic is a part of everyday life. Learn more about sustainable fashion.