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Growing up and living in China do you see an interest from Chinese people in sustainable fashion? I have witnessed a huge change in China’s environment. The air is now more polluted, we have scarce clean fresh water supplies and rising health issues, all of which seem to have been exasperated by China’s rampant manufacturing across many industrial sectors. Because of this, Chinese people are becoming more aware of the impacts surrounding pollution on their health and the environment; and they are hoping for change. I think the sustainable fashion agenda will only continue to grow in China and I hope to see some great emerging design talent coming from China in the competition this year. How do you embody sustainable values into your daily life? The longer I work as a model, the less desire I have to follow new fashion trends. I’m now a huge fan of vintage and secondhand clothes and I even launched my own secondhand clothing charity sale, called Star Bunny Love, to raise funds for autistic children in China. More and more people are attending my charity sales and are enjoying the growing trend of mixing new luxury with secondhand items. Through this experience, I ultimately believe that people working in fashion should use their influence in various ways and become role models to inspire consumers about how to value their clothing more.

你是怎樣和為什麼會成為「衣酷適再生時尚設計」的大使? 我是透過香港造型師朋友 Denise Ho 而認識 Redress 以及「衣酷適再生時尚設計」。我們 兩人同時在時裝界工作,透過自己的專業和創意激發消費者熱愛時尚。我們同樣希望以 自己在業內的影響力,發放更多有關可持續時裝的正面訊息,教育消費者減少浪費,共 同創建一個更美好,更少浪費的時裝業。求變的慾望某程度上源於受過心理學教育的影 響,我所學習到的知識和對世界的好奇心驅使,一直推動我,在我熱愛的可持續時裝領 域下求變。 在時裝業內工作怎樣改變你對可持續發展的看法? 我一直重視可持續發展。但我對時裝界的可持續發展越來越有興趣,是在我成為模特兒 之後。在業內工作,我親眼見證了時裝業的急速發展和消費增長,不但造成時裝和紡織 廢料的浪費,更對環境造成極大的負面影響。 時裝設計師在減少紡織浪費上擔當著重要的角色嗎? 自支持 Redress 的工作後,我明白到設計師的決定影響著產品對環境及經濟所造成的 80-90% 影 響,這顯示出設計師在推動行業的可持續轉變,擔當著舉足輕重的角色。進一步證明了「衣酷 適再生時尚設計」是非常重要,因為我們需要教育新晉時裝設計師在創出時尚設計的同時,兼 顧可持續性。人們通常認為可持續時裝談不上時尚,但當我親眼看到總決賽者的入圍作品,我 卻有了不一樣的看法,他們的設計絕同時兼具風格與可持續性。 在中國成長,你認為中國人對於可持續時裝有興趣嗎? 我親眼目睹了中國環境的巨大變化。嚴重空氣污染,缺乏清潔食水,人民的健康問題不 斷上升,所有問題都源於中國不同工業的猖獗發展。正因如此,中國人越來越關注環境 污染對健康造成的影響,而他們都希望改變。所以我認為可持續時裝會繼續在中國成長 綻放,我希望在不久將來能看到更多中國新晉設計人才的良性競爭。 你怎樣從日常生活中體現可持續價值? 隨著我擔任模特兒的時間越久,我對於追隨潮流的慾望反而越來越少。我現在迷上了二 手古著,更創立了二手衣服義賣活動「星星兔子和愛」來為中國自閉症兒童籌款。越來 越多人參加我的慈善義賣,並享受將二手單品與奢侈品互相搭配。這次經驗令我深信不 同人可以透過各自的工作和專業,利用自身的影響力並成為榜樣,激發更多消費者了解 衣服背後的價值。人可以透過各自的工作和專業,利用自身的影響力並成為榜樣,激發 更多消費者了解衣服背後的價值。 Photo Credit: Raul Docasar, Designer: Karen Jessen

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The ecochic design award 2014 15 official magazine  

The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream...

The ecochic design award 2014 15 official magazine  

The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream...

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