This year, Save the Children has taken its annual Christmas Jumper Day to a new fashion high with the support of the British Fashion Council to create bespoke designer jumpers to be auctioned – with a difference – in aid of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 13th December.
Some of the world’s leading British designers including Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Anya Hindmarch, David Koma, Paul Smith, Giles Deacon, House of Holland, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson, Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou and Sibling have each customised a unique one off jumper for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.
The jumpers are on display exclusively at The Village, Westfield London in a stunning installation designed by international visual artist and curator Stuart Semple in collaboration with My Beautiful City from Thursday 28th November until the end of the year.
Hollywood Monster have also kindly got on board to help polish off the installation with super graphics displaying Stuart's designs adorning the huge window at the entrance to The Village. The unique Christmas jumpers have been designed and hand-knitted by fashion brand Wool and the Gang and their British Gang of knitters here in the UK before being customised by each designer.
On Christmas Jumper Day itself (Friday 13th December 2013), Save the Children is calling on people across the UK to help make the world better with a sweater and take part in the tradition of wearing a kitsch Christmas jumper in exchange for a £1 donation to raise money for its life saving work with children the world over.
All money raised from Christmas Jumper Day activities will help save the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. In the world's poorest countries, more than 7 million children die every year from easily preventable causes like and malnutrition. Simple solutions, like vaccines and mosquito nets save lives – so by getting friends and colleagues to take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper day on Friday 13th December and donating £1, or bidding for a designer jumper, you can help make a real difference.
“The overwhelming response from the designers pays tribute to the importance of the incredible work Save the Children is doing in some of the world’s most poverty-stricken countries. It’s a fantastic way to engage the public and we are delighted that our British fashion industry has come together to raise some serious money for this serious cause. We are urging everyone to make a bid and make a difference and look forward to seeing all the jumpers out in force on the 13th December.” - Caroline Rush, CEO British Fashion Council
Myf Ryan, Westfield’s Marketing Director UK & Europe said: “The Village, Westfield London is the perfect setting to display this amazing collection of Christmas Jumpers designed by a stellar line up of internationally acclaimed designers for Save the Children. We are also very excited that Stuart Semple has leant his artistic talents to the stunning display which we know will be extremely popular with visitors to the centre as they bid to get their hands on their very own one off designer piece!”
Visual artist and curator Stuart Semple said: "The Christmas Jumper project is amazing! There are so many incredible designers involved and the jumpers themselves are wonderful, I hope the project raises plenty of funds and awareness for Save the Children.”
British Fashion Council
Textiles | On 24th Sep 2018
Considering the requests made by the stakeholders in the fabric...
Apparel/Garments | On 24th Sep 2018
E-commerce companies in India will have to deduct 1 per cent tax...
Textiles | On 24th Sep 2018
The strength of the economy and demographic trends are the main...
Leadership & Sustainability
Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers
Weak rupee breeds inflation
Moving towards sustainability is also a social change
Established in 2005, SL Banthia Textiles manufactures coated fabrics....
Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...
Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...
Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...
Directa Plus SpA
Established in 2005, Direct Plus SpA, is one of the largest producers and...
The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has created a new...
Sandeep and Sarah Shaikh Gonsalves
SS Homme celebrates the craft of traditional tailoring through the bespoke ...
<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...
Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...