The human and environmental cost of fast fashion is shockingly bad. We held a workshop at Skinner’s Academy in our home borough of Hackney to raise awareness about how the
The fashion industry can be perceived as an elitist and competitive world. We believe that anyone with the talent and motivation to succeed should get a fair chance to get on in this exciting and fulfilling sector. We also believe that exploring creativity can help young people develop skills and attributes which will enable them to progress in many other career paths.
As well as running projects through schools and colleges we also work directly with organisations and housing associations supporting young people on the margins of society, from care leavers and young mums, to gang survivors, refugees/asylum seekers and young people in care.
In 2011 we worked in collaboration with Family Mosaic, a housing association which provides supported accommodation to vulnerable young adults aged between 16 –25 years old.
Fifteen Family Mosaic residents took part in an eight week fashion course, where they researched, designed and created their own version of the iconic ‘Little Black Dress’.
When a group of art students decided they were heading to Uganda to run their own creative project with school children in Kampala, FAD were on hand to lend advice
This Christmas FAD volunteers and students donated gifts to The Topé Project which is a volunteer run, youth led project, aiming to combat loneliness for care-experienced young people. In memory of Topé –