About

WHO ARE RE-DRESS?
Re-dress, the better fashion initiative believes the fashion industry can & should be better. We co-ordinate events, workshops, projects, exhibitions, industry consultations and public campaigns all with the goal of promoting meaningful change towards better practices and a sustainable future for the fashion industry.

WHAT IS BETTER FASHION?
Better Fashion: LASTS, it respects HUMAN RIGHTS, it recognises the limits of our NATURAL RESOURCES, it incorporates mindful DESIGN and is never satisfied with the status quo.

Slow it down, make it last, love it; Better Fashion Starts with you!

WHAT WE DO
Better Fashion Week
Better Fashion Week is a public awareness event that promotes sustainable fashion in the Irish Fashion Sector and is Ireland’s longest running fashion week. Since 2008 Re-dress have invited some of the biggest names in Better Fashion to Dublin to get the conversation going. Previous speakers and participants include: Katharine Hamnett, NOIR, H&M, EDUN, M&S, Helen Steele, Simone Rocha, Kate Fletcher, Una Burke, Andreas Crews, Joanne Hynnes, EFF, WORN AGAIN, Izzy Lane, Simon Ferringo, Aisling Farinella, Angela Scanlon & many more

Better Fashion Conversations
Better Fashion Conversations are a unique opportunity for you to sit & converse with individuals working to improve the fashion industry, both here in Ireland and internationally.

We are Islanders – Contemporary Design Label
‘We Are Islanders’ celebrates the unexpected; it marries old world traditions with new design to create a clothing collection that is uniquely inspired. We are islanders is driven by process and not by plan and is drawn to qualities intrinsic in ‘made by hand’.

Clean Clothes Campaign Ireland
Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) Ireland is part of a coalition of 16 European CCC’s that fight for the rights of garment manufacturers world wide. Re-dress hold the secretariat of the Irish CCC who’s members include Mandate, ICTU and Trocaire.

Fashion Revolution Ireland

Fashion Revolution is a global coalition of designers, academics, writers, business leaders and parliamentarians calling for systemic reform of the fashion supply chain. Re-dress are the co-ordinators for Fashion Revolution Ireland.

Board of Directors

Constance Harris – Fashion Editor Sunday Independent

Ben Whelan – Director, We Create

Tom Lawlor

Re-dress the better fashion Initiative has adapted a Child Protection Policy  which is consistent with National child protection policy and with good practice guidelines in the Youth Work sector in the Republic of Ireland.

Annual Accounts for Re-dress; the Better Fashion Initiative ltd can be viewed here 2013 2012