The high fashion industry is notorious for two things: being inaccessible to most consumers, and excessive fabric waste -- Burberry's new initiative is planning on changing that by donating its leftover fabric to fashion students throughout the United Kingdom.
Not only does this provide rising talent with the tools they need to thrive and grow, but it provides young artists with the opportunity to work with high-end materials they might not have otherwise been able to afford. At the same time, the mutually beneficial initiative is sustainable, and demonstrates a positive change for the industry. In a statement from Pam Batty, Burberry’s VP of Corporate Responsibility, “Providing resources for [students] in a sustainable way will enable them to bring their creativity to life, and continue through their programs with the tools they need”.
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Burberry's New Initiative Donates Leftover Fabric to Students
Ellen Smith — December 9, 2020 — Art & Design
References: britishfashioncouncil & hypebae