[Ethical Fashion Initiative] is a program that connects fashion businesses with artisans in Africa and Haiti to provide employment opportunities for women in developing countries. Using fashion as a vehicle out of poverty, the program empower women who have a strong desire to change their life. ITC x MARNI print bags collection designed by MARNI and made by people of Kenya will be available for sale during the event. Videos of the production process will be on display throughout the event. Indeed, it will be a colourful demonstration of the program's fashion high standards and embracing Kenyan traditional fabrication skills, while adapting to the global market needs.
In addition to the collaboration, charity projects by MARNI "Children's Imagery World" and "MARNI 100 CHAIRS" will also be showcasing at the event. Since 2007, MARNI has been socially active toward various charity programs. "Children's Imagery World" is a print tee collection aim to aid the under-privileged children around the world. “MARNI 100 CHAIRS” is a collection created by Marni for the Salone del Mobile 2012. All products are handmade by ex-prisoners in Colombia. It is an intiative effort to reintroduce ex-prisoners to a working environment and the sale proceeds are donated to charity organizations. It has been announced the winners of the Design Awards of the year 2013 curated by the London Design Museum.
Nothing better to give warmth and attentions to humanity issues that are happening in the world today in this loving & sharing holiday season. A capable touch of love and care for others through fashion. Gar&Mann:L would say this collaboration by MARNI x ISETAN x ITC is turning this coming week an extraordinary season's greetings for all of us. Bless the ones that gives than receives, we love and we care.
Print tee available for purchase at Children's Imagery World.