Why does Walk DVRC get into fashion?
Hong Kong continues to get hotter every year due to climate change. People are relying more on-air conditioned spaces for commute and daily lives. Our professional dress code is made with traditional outfit that requires multiple layers of suits, ties, and clothes. Most officer workers with this strict condition would choose to avoid walking. They don’t want to sweaty outfit on hot summer days. Changing the professional dress code by promoting lighter outfit can have a drastic impact on walking and our carbon footprint. Not only we encourage an active workstyle, but we will also further eliminate use of air conditions in office environment.
Transportation accounts for 18% of Hong Kong’s total energy use while building operation accounts for 60%. A cut in the use of private vehicles and a reduction in air conditioned can go a long way. All these big changes can begin with a simple gesture of wearing lighter outfit. An improvement to dress code can therefore have a long-lasting impact.
What are we doing?
- We will host a fashion design competition to promote casual wear in workplace. The idea is to find “Walkable Fashion” and to promote a new trend and dress code in workplace.
- Get high school students to enter this fashion design competition. We have a budget of $20000 to make 10 winning entries.
Material science and Shop Smart Webinar
- Get textile expert to talk about material science on the best material to get for ventilation and sport.
- Ask influencer to share tips on how to look good in walkable fashion
- We propose to host an in-person fashion walk in Central Market along the historical stair or along the bridge to Hang Seng Bank with streaming function online. The winning design from the competition with our volunteering fashion model will show off their design up and down the stair.
Guide to walkable fashion in 2023
- Get fashion designer to cover 10 set of mix and match outfit and we ask 100 people to try on these clothes and get professional photographer to photo them as look book.
How are we spreading the message?
The guide will be distributed to corporations and businesses. We will asked for a pledge and display their logo on our website to show that they have made a commitment to implement the changes.