2016, FAD Projects, Fashion Futures

This week our teen recruits knuckled down to the task of pattern cutting, with many getting stuck into the early stages of constructing their toiles.

It’s a really inspiring stage in the project as 2D designs start to take shape on mannequins for the first time, and a great chance for our sponsors Natwest to drop in and see the workshops in action.


Fashion Futures 2016 Teens in Lewisham

“Awesome time being creative with our future young fashion experts today” Mahji Quadir @MahjiQ , Customer Experience Coach at NatWest

We were delighted to welcome Natwest’s Phil Northey to Hackney and  Mahji Quadir to Lewisham. They spent the morning talking with students and even turned their hand to pattern cutting and sewing. For Mahji, who has a proud Indian heritage, it was even more fascinating seeing how the young designers had interpreted the India brief in their own unique and individual ways.

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It’s one thing to give money and quite another to show your support and interest in the young people you are helping. We are very grateful to Natwest, and George at Asda, for investing so much time in Fashion Futures and look forward to welcoming them back for jury day next month.

“I really enjoyed Saturday.  The workshops are a tremendous example of the power of committed volunteers and FAD. Inspiring, educating and nurturing talented young people to better themselves through hard and enjoyable work is really inspiring.”  Phil Northey, MD Branch & Private Banking. NatWest London & SE

This week our teens swap sewing machines for screens as they learn the art of fashion printing. Follow their antics on twitter @fadcharity and Instagram @fad_charity.

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