02 Dec 11
London College of Fashion, the world’s leading specialist in fashion education, is delighted to announce a year-long collaboration with Amnesty International, the world’s biggest and most trusted human rights organisation
Students from the London College of Fashion Flexible Learning Programme who study part-time on carefully developed undergraduate degree courses in Fashion Media, Fashion Business, Fashion Retail Branding & Visual Merchandising, and Fashion Design and Realisation are utilising their considerable talents to work with Amnesty International on a year long programme of fashion projects designed to raise vital funds for Amnesty’s extraordinary work and give students the opportunity to design exclusive products which will be sold at the Amnesty Shop @ Boxpark, in Shoreditch East London.
Head of College, Professor Frances Corner OBE said, “When the idea emerged to work with Amnesty International we knew that our flexible learning students would have the dedication and talent to take on this challenging and rewarding project. Our flexible learning students are extraordinary people – juggling a multitude of commitments, from families to jobs, alongside their studies. From the day Amnesty stepped into LCF to deliver a powerful and inspiring presentation our students were galvanized into action, embracing the notion that they too can stand up for humanity and human rights using their fashion industry knowledge and experience.“
Amnesty International’s Fundraising Manager Lara Woolston said: “This is the first time that Amnesty International has embarked on a fashion based initiative of this scale. Working with London College of Fashion was a natural fit given their reputation as the world’s leading specialist in fashion education and our desire to re-style and re-work the fashion products that we offer. We have been inspired and excited in equal measure by the ideas that students from the LCF Flexible Learning Programme have come up with and we look forward to revealing more in 2012.”
To be the first to hear about Amnesty International and London College of Fashion’s first product launch, please contact the press office to be put onto the priority press list and save the date of Saturday 10 December 2011, Human Rights Day.