Earlier this month I went to the wonderful Redress second-hand clothes pop-up sale in Central, Hong Kong. Unfortunately, I dropped in last minute with little time to spare and didn’t manage to buy any new secondhand clothes. I did however manage to purchase the Dress [with] Sense book by Christina Dean (a pervious City Slicker) plus Hannah Lane and Sofia Tärneberg which and I haven’t been able to put down since. The book was released in March 2017 with publisher Thames & Hudson in multiple countries around the world. In this four-chapter guide the book caters to those who want to have a more conscious dress sense - which should be everyone!
BUY better and make more responsible choices when hitting the shops. WEAR your clothes more creatively, and rescue hidden treasures from the depths of your wardrobe. CARE for your clothes by learning better more environmentally friendly ways to wash. DISPOSE of them by swapping, gifting, donating or recycling – anything but throwing them in the trash!
This is an easy-to-read guide giving fashion facts and practical advice for readers on how to enjoy a lifelong journey towards developing a more conscious closet. It includes tips from inspiring people from around the world, from models, to bloggers, to activists who champion sustainable wardrobe ethics and aesthetics. Not only is it crammed with informative knowledge it also has over 200 beautiful illustrations by Charlotte Trounce.
Illustration by Charlotte Trounce
Dress [with] Sense is available from many outlets across the world, see the list of stockists here. If you are based in Hong Kong, The UK or France you can buy directly from Redress. Another great perk of buying the book is that a percentage of funds from the sales will support the work of Redress.