How Fashion Can Change Live
Fashion+ is a DfID funded, Ethical Fashion Forum project aimed at reducing poverty and creating sustainable livelihoods in the supply chains to the UK fashion industry.
The fashion industry remains one of the most exploitative in the world, both to people and the environment. Inhuman working conditions, poverty wages and shocking environmental damage are widespread. Yet fashion is uniquely placed, as a labour intensive industry, to change lives and lift communities out of poverty.
The goal of the Fashion+ project is to integrate training on development, poverty reduction and sustainable livelihood creation as a core part of all fashion business training in the UK. The project brings together fashion support organisations and training bodies and will include a series of training events supported by resources.
Fashion leaders speak - Edun, Topshop, Stirling Group, Pants to Poverty and others tell their stories - about inspirational fashion, and how it changed lives - 24th September 2008
Fashion+: From Talking to Action, Tuesday 25th November, London
A training day aimed at fashion professionals, providing job role specific examples, tools and an action plan for what you can do to change the lives of the people behind fashion.
The Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) is a network of designers, businesses and organisations focusing upon social and environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty.
If you would like to learn more or get involved with the project, visit website: www.ethicalfashionforum.com
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