FTCT talks to top fashion industry figures

Friday, January 13th, 2012 | Posted in Blog

With more than 816,000* people working in the UK fashion and textile industry, it’s vital we find the most effective ways to reach those employees whose children need our help.

Since our re-launch in November 2010, we have met with over 74 UK companies and continue to meet with many more on a weekly basis, to discuss how they can help to raise awareness of FTCT among their staff. However, we recognise that we must continue to build our profile across every aspect of the sector.

Which is why this week, Anna met with Simon Ward CEO of the British Fashion Council. BFC showcases British designers and works to develop London’s position in the international fashion arena. Anna also met Colin McDowell, one of the world’s top fashion commentators, who is particularly known for his many years as the Sunday Times’ chief fashion writer and his role as the founder of the influential Fashion Fringe, a major initiative supporting young designers.

Anna commented; “In these important early stages of repositioning our charity within this industry, it is so important for us to continue to meet with people like the British Fashion Council and Colin McDowell, to ensure that senior industry figures are aware of the relevance of the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust.”

If you know of any organisations, companies or key industry figures, who would be interested in finding out more about FTCT, please get in touch.

*Statistics taken from ‘The Value of the British Fashion Industry’, published by the British Fashion Council-2009.

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