Child Labour Free Visit FashionCapital
Child Labour Free aim to raise awareness about the ongoing use of child labor and hopes that consumers and companies globally can create a significant change and make a difference to lives of these children and their communities. Their recent preview was a bold street art installation in Shoreditch, London with the aim to raise awareness about their goals. CLF have previously worked with New Zealand Fashion Week – one of the biggest corporate events in New Zealand. There they were able to gain media exposure throughout the week which, like FashionCapital, attracts many up and coming designers.
Through one of FashionCapital’s clients Noya Bebawi, Child Labour Free was able to learn about FashionCapital as an ethical British based unit. FashionCapital was able to make her brand Beanie & Bear into a reality which is now a success story. Child Labour Free was able to reach out to us through Noya, a producer of childrenswear and a staunch supporter of the CLF cause.
Child Labour Free were very impressed with the company. They were happy to acknowledge that our company and ethos as a social enterprise is to not only help the local community but encourage and work alongside new designers to help them find their feet. As our unit is a live factory environment with training facilities, the visit was taken extremely positively, especially as they were very aware of the struggles that new designers face with the issue of employing skilled workers to make their collections and the lack of apprentice opportunities available.
Plans to work with Child Labour Free are on the table and hopefully our garments will have the child free labour mark in the near future.
By Shivanee Tailor