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Graduate Fashion Week and Farfetch launch new design hub

Alice Ierace
19 May 2019

Alongside Farfetch, the leading global technology platform for the luxury industry, Graduate Fashion Week has just announced the launch of a brand-new Considered Design Hub.

After noticing an increase in the number of graduates focusing on the ethical and sustainable standards of their designs and projects, Graduate Fashion Week will be exhibiting leading UK and international students' work as part of the hub at the forthcoming showcase for all four days.

As well as providing the students with a platform to express their principles and designs, the hub will also be running three daily workshops and talks which will consist of a morning daily talk from The Sustainable Angle, the mid-day talk from a senior team member of Farfetch, and an afternoon Q&A with a renowned ethical fashion designer.

Martyn Roberts, Managing Director of Graduate Fashion Foundation, said: “We are
extremely delighted to have Farfetch join us to power and support the new Considered
Design Hub with their new initiative Positively Farfetch. As a charity we are excited to host talks and workshops, helping to teach best practice to the new year of graduates entering the industry, as well as join the larger conversation of ethical and sustainable practices.”

In addition to sponsoring the hub, the global technology platform will also have a Positively Farfetch branded stand where current students, graduates and inspiring designers can meet the team about opportunities and get advice and guidance. Farfetch will also be sponsoring ‘The Considered Design Award’, a brand-new Graduate Fashion Week exhibition award where students who have a project with a sustainable or ethical element can enter to win a prize.

Recently launched, Positively Farfetch is Farfetch’s mission to become the global platform for good in luxury fashion, empowering people in the fashion community to think, act and choose positively. Together with Graduate Fashion Week, they’re revolutionising and reinventing the fashion industry for the future – in a way that benefits customers, people and the planet.

Thomas Berry, Director of Sustainability at Farfetch, said: “The future of fashion is more
considered, more positive, and ultimately more sustainable. That’s why Farfetch are so pleased to be supporting the future leaders of the fashion community through the Considered Design Hub at Graduate Fashion Week. We are at the start of our own Positively Farfetch journey and I’m looking forward to meeting, and in some way helping, students who want to make fashion a force for food.”

Graduate Fashion Week takes place at the Truman Brewery in Shoreditch from 2-5 June 2019.

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