Backing the environment with the clothes on our back
Designers made travel pouches with Cathay uniform features from our old uniforms.
3. Gong hei fat choy! One of the happiest times of the year is Chinese New Year. In 2017 we turned old uniforms into lai see packets to help spread some of that Chinese New Year cheer. Following the Redress competition, Cathay worked with one of designers to convert old uniforms into an innovative multi-purpose lai see packet. We engaged retired textile workers and people with disabilities at the St. James’ Settlement Upcycling Centre to produce 3,000 packets. These were sold and the profits donated to Feeding Hong Kong, one of our charity partners. This initiative allowed us to achieve three goals: reduce waste, provide work opportunities to local communities, and raise funds for our charity partner.