On our minds: Not charity, just work

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by adakallgren on 1 February, 2016

Ethical Fashion Initiative’s recurring showcase promoting emerging African talent got some extra attention at Pitti Uomo.

On our minds is Ethical Fashion Initiative’s recurring showcase promoting emerging African talent at the Milan shows, most recently as seen at Pitti Uomo earlier this month. This season, the event got some extra attention as the runway saw migrants from Mali and Gambia walking the show followed by the announcement of a new, UN-backed pilot program to train a group of 30 asylum seekers for employment in Italy’s textile and ready-to-wear industries. With the motto “Not Charity, Just Work”, EFI states their call is to encourage the production of responsible fashion goods while improving the lives of marginalized artisans allover Africa. Read more here.

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