FFP’s globally sustainable projects aim at creating income-generating or microfinance opportunities for individuals/families/communities in developing countries. Putting FFP’s mission into action, FFP:
Fashion Fights Poverty provides support to local youth and community programs by partnering with organizations to fiscally sponsor academic program, collaborate with program administration on activities and workshops, serve as mentors and provide community service opportunities for the cited groups with needs within the local community.
Woodrow Wilson High School - Community, Youth, & Education Initiative (read more)
Fashion Fights Poverty has partnered with Woodrow Wilson High School to fund its Clothing and Textile Program (CTP), a program that began in the 1930s as part of the Home Economic and Arts curriculum. The program has evolved over the years and typically includes up to 225 students, 75% of the school’s total enrollment. Providing $5,000 worth of school supplies, materials (including fabric, notions, scissors, among other materials), and curriculum support (including dress forms and other props); FFP is committed to the education and development of Washington, D.C.’s future design leaders and fashion experts.
Upcoming student workshops will include Bead for Life's Youth Curriculum (February 25 & 26); Marymount Fashion Club (March 11 & 12); and participation from local stylists (April 8 & 9) and designers (May 18 & 19).
Through the Kitchen Door
Another recent program was FFP's work with the teen life skills camp sponsored by Through the Kitchen Door. With cooperation from the FFP fashion director and a local thrift store, the teens learned they could find looks that are professional and fashionable without spending money at mainstream clothing outlets. Watch the video on the left to see Through the Kitchen Door’s Teen Life Skills Camp participate in shopping event at Unique Thrift Store in Maryland in cooperation with FFP Fashion Director/VP Production, Elaine Mensah.
FFP provides a variety of workshops, lectures, presentations, and networking opportunities targeted towards designers and those in the textile industry. Workshops will include but are not limited to:
FFP will provide a variety of classes, workshops, lectures, and presentations targeted towards consumers to create awareness about Social Responsibility and FFP’s mission. Workshops will include but are not limited to:
The FFP Benefit is according to the Washington Post, "one of the largest fashion fundraisers in Washington, DC". The red-carpet Benefit takes place in an exciting location each year and showcases an impressive runway of eco and ethical high-end fashion designers. Bringing together the social elite, socially responsible, politicos, corporate brands, local vendors, and media; the Benefit is the highlight of the social calendar.