From the designers in our R collective conjuring up beautiful ideas for garments, to the seamstress working hard with our manufacturers to meet an order deadline to the driver making deliveries - there’s an army of people at work behind each piece of clothing you wear. At R Collective we strive to have as much visibility as possible on each stage of the supply chain to ensure the highest standards of work practice. We want to respect - as we would our own friends and family - all the people working each step of the way with us.
We collaborate with emerging designers from around the world who have exemplary visions, talented know-how and dynamic influences to create our various upcycled product drops and collections. Through our sister charity, Redress and their Redress Design Award, the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition, we have hands-on access to global talent, who we collaborate with to bring their magical ideas to retail reality.
We care about the people who make our clothes and are passionate about ensuring they are well looked after. There are 80 million garment workers cutting and sewing your clothes - 80% of whom are women - with families to feed and dreams of their own. We like to honour these unsung heroes, who are dotted around countless factories around the world. (China has 100,000 garment manufacturers alone!) We partner with blue chip manufacturers, who we consider as our friends, who have exemplary working conditions.
We value our customers. We believe that you are in a powerful driving seat to make our mission - to prove that fashion can be a force for good - come true. We want to inspire you to proudly support The R Collective designers’ upcycled creations and to love wearing their pieces, which are filled with much care and hope. Above all else, we want you to get as much out of your R Collective clothing as possible, so we also provide introductory tips on how to care for and increase your clothing’s longevity.