Then, we see the fashion industry, where individuals find themselves spending, chasing the trends, fixated upon appearance and body image – making it, breaking it, forgetting to look beyond. Fashion: the worldwide, trillion dollar giant with so many resources at its disposal, so much attention, so much potential.
With guidance from the Fashion Empowerment Project we see a new side to this industry – one which acts as an enabler for positive change rather than a consumerist trap. Through the selling of products and hosting of events, the FEP works to encourage the fashion community to raise crucial funds for their target causes. That’s right, causes. Plural.
The Fashion Empowerment Project has taken it upon themselves to piece together this gem for all fashion lovers, designers, students and dreamers. The sketchbook itself takes the form of a 146 page hardcover notebook containing an overwhelming 234 templates for all levels of creative – from quick doodles to elaborate designs, while guiding you through every step of the process: mood boards, initial sketches and final pieces.
Following the ethos of utilising fashion as a means to contribute to humanitarian and development aid, there is an addition of information on both ethical and sustainable design practices and how they can be incorporated in each piece, as well as ‘action exercises’ to broaden the mind and assist your journey toward becoming a global citizen.