London College of Fashion is proud to announce that it has been nominated in two categories in the prestigious Green Gown Awards. Now in their seventh year, the Green Gown Awards were set up to celebrate universities and colleges across the UK who are working to integrate sustainability into their everyday practise.
“London Style” a business support programme run by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion has been nominated in the SKILLS category which recognises achievement in the development of skills relevant to sustainability. Over the three year period that London Style has been running it has supported over 100 small to medium fashion businesses based in London, to help them grow their profit margins and sales, create new jobs and help them approach design in a new way. The programme not only far exceeded its targets but has also attracted media support from i-D magazine.
The second nomination is in the Social Responsibility category for London College of Fashion’s partnership with Her Majesty’s Prisons Service (HMPS). This category recognises initiatives which create significant benefits for local communities, disadvantaged groups and/or society as a whole in either the UK or developing countries. The “Fashion Education in Prisons Project” partnered serving women offenders with students and staff from London College of Fashion. The project saw participants share and teach useful design and pattern cutting skills which could then be used and further developed during the women’s time in prison and then open up employment and educational opportunities upon release.
The Awards, which will be hosted by Channel 4’s news anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy, take place on 3 November 2011 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London so watch this space for the results!