FAD (Fashion Awareness Direct)

FAD Fashion Futures

Fashion Futures gives creative young people at risk of dropping out of education the skills, knowledge and resilience they need to succeed in the fashion industry and successfully access higher education.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1112095)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£3,000

Amount raised

£6,000

Donations

16

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

  • FAD opened my eyes to the fact that we shouldn‚Äôt feel daunted about getting into good jobs, they gave me the confidence to start my career.

    — Karmen, Newham

  • The schools/colleges we attend do not provide ‚Äòreal-life,‚Äô industry-relevant experiences or opportunities to develop employability skills

    — Emily, Bromley

  • Our students have a very limited insight into what is involved in working in fashion industry; FAD really helped to inform their understanding

    — Elizabeth, FE Teacher

  • FAD opened my eyes to the fact that we shouldn’t feel daunted about getting into good jobs, they gave me the confidence to start my career.

    — Karmen, Newham

  • The schools/colleges we attend do not provide ‘real-life,’ industry-relevant experiences or opportunities to develop employability skills

    — Emily, Bromley

  • Our students have a very limited insight into what is involved in working in fashion industry; FAD really helped to inform their understanding

    — Elizabeth, FE Teacher

Situation

We believe that creative and talented young people should be able to progress and thrive, regardless of their personal circumstances, financial situation or ethnic background. BAME and working class people are critically underrepresented in the across the arts sector and we seek to re-address that imbalance. Young people have many challenges which are making them vulnerable of mental health issues - peer pressure, social media, university fees and difficulty to progress in employment, etc

Solution

Over a period of 12 months, through a series of workshops and creative opportunities we give young people the soft skills; confidence and self-worth and the hard skills; technical expertise, they need to succeed, increasing their education and employment prospects. Participants will also benefit from learning about the industry first hand, meeting adult role models, discussing their higher education and career path options, and developing a network of supportive peer and professional contacts.