Fashion Fights Poverty is honored to feature some of the most innovative designers, artisans and creative collectives from around the world. Each designer, committed to principles of social responsibility, eco-sustainability and community development, has either graced the FFP catwalk or provided products for editorials in the Dress Responsibly look book.
The FFP team is always on the look-out for designers and organizations to feature either on the runway, the look book or in our promotional materials (for example, our website and promo cards). If interested, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FFP Fashion Advisory committee follows key guiding principles when selecting designers for both our runway and our photoshoots. The following are the guiding principles (note: Designers are selected based on at least 1 of the main criteria. Designers do not have to practise all the guidelines below to be considered):
Ethical/ Social Responsibility:
Fair trade; Sweatshop free; Known source of fabrics and manufacturing processes of all notions; Design house or company is socially responsible if they incorporate the responsibility of a community, charity, or other ethical aspect to their business practices. Examples of this include Project Red (i.e. Gap, Armani Exchange, Apple, Motorola, Dell), Edun, American Apparel, Benetton, among others.
Uses Sustainable Fibers and Textiles:
Bamboo, Wool, Cotton, Hemp, Flax, Pineapple fabric (pineapple leaves are used as a textile fiber), Tencel (biodegradable fabric made from wood pulp cellulose).
Uses organic fabrics (similar to sustainable, but ensure that there are no added pesticides or synthetic softeners) and dyes are fruit and/or vegetable-based, tea infused, among other organic dying methods; Uses recycled materials, found objects (e.g., jewelry design) or vintage clothes.
Cruelty free meaning vegan.