British Fashion Council announces the launch of the Student Fabric Initiative
THE British Fashion Council has announced the launch of their new community action project titled the Student Fabric Initiative, designed to help fashion students tackle the problems that have emerged from the pandemic, while reducing waste across the industry. 24 brands have pledged to donate deadstock and unwanted fabric to 33 colleges across the UK for students to utilise and incorporate into their work.
The scheme was originally devised by Burberry who launched ReBurberry Fabric earlier this year, which saw the label donate fabric to colleges within the UK, allowing brands and institutions to combine and provide assistance to future talent.
Participants of the Student Fabric Initiative include Victoria Beckham, Bianca Saunders, Halpern and Central Saint Martins alumni Phoebe English, Craig Green and Charlotte Knowles.
Speaking of the Initiative, Chief Executive of the BFC, Caroline Rush says: “We are delighted to work with some fantastic brands to meaningfully support the pipeline of creative talent here in the UK with the support of our incredible colleges network. One of the BFC‘s priorities is to encourage the industry to move towards a circular fashion economy while supporting excellence in fashion design.
Being able to help students in need while managing to offset waste is an important example of the power of industry-wide collaboration.”