Being in the fashion industry can often give one another world to escape to. Sans kids’ soccer practice carpools, homework headaches and laundry. But it can also give you the overwhelming feeling of “wtf is this all got to do with real life?” Because fashion and fantasy often meet, swirling around in a vortex that sucks you in and truly transports you to another world. So when I find articles about people in fashion doing good deeds, I love to share them with you. The fashion industry can seem a bit full of itself and filled with people who have lost touch with reality, this is true…but it is a strong driver of the economy here and in third world nations.
Read and enjoy the fruits of the crazy industry we call fashion:
African women saved and sewing handbags
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/fashion/bags-made-by-hand-in-east-africa.html?ref=fashion I can’t wait to see these bag in stores!
Ralph Lauren with the Pink Pony campaign and a Cancer Center in Harlem: http://www.ralphlaurencenter.org/services_education.asp?langid=1
And this week starts New York Fashion Week and the worldwide party, Fashion’s Night Out. The official Fashion’s Night Out clothing collection is available in select stores and online retailers. Forty percent of proceeds raised from sales will go to the New York City AIDS Fund in the New York Community Trust. Shop the collection: http://fashionsnightout.com/collection