Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Designers from Haiti & Africa to support global causes
Designers from Haiti & Africa to support global causes
04
Feb '10
Nolcha will kick-off Fashion Week this year with a special mission-driven cause, by featuring Haiti-native Catherine Charlot of Himane. Charlot will showcase her collection, made from recycled goods such as broken umbrellas, and donate all of the proceeds to aid family and friends in Haiti. This year's event also marks the debut of 'Nolcha Cares' a 13-piece women's wear collection in collaboration with Care for Kenya.

Five independent designers (Carlotta Gherzi for Sado, Jess Rizzuti, Anavaa Kisasa, Siboney Swimwear and Anastastia Chatzka), selected by Nolcha, worked with Kenyan-inspired themes to create sketches for the one-of-a-kind collection made completely from Kenyan textiles compiled by Care for Kenya.

"These types of collaborations offers the fashion industry the opportunity to harness the power of both business and consumer outreach to support those with greatest need in places like Haiti and Kenya," said Kerry Bannigan, Nolcha CEO.

This is just one of many hands-on projects Care for Kenya has started since it was founded this past year with the mission of empowering women to become leaders in their communities. Care for Kenya is a non-profit organization that works to educate local communities by providing promotional support, legal advice, accounting, research, web design and general consulting services to underserved communities.

Nolcha's commitment to merging fashion with philanthropy continues with the announcement of the Donate a Design to Heal Africa to help develop fair trade cooperatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo in conjunction with Bel Esprit Showroom. The launch of the Donate Design project on February 11 will open a global t-shirt contest, "for those who dream of a beautiful world." The winning designs will be announced at a gala fundraiser later this year and will be produced for sale to benefit HEAL Africa's training program.

Nolcha Fashion Week


Must ReadView All

Last-minute changes in USMCA keeps lid on e-com

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2018

Last-minute changes in USMCA keeps lid on e-com

Eleventh hour changes to a new trade deal torpedoed US hopes of...

Courtesy: Haggar

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Oct 2018

Haggar uses Repreve fibre made of recycled water bottles

Haggar, a US based apparel brand established in 1926, has recycled...

Revenue from RIL petrochemicals soars 56.2% in Q2FY19

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2018

Revenue from RIL petrochemicals soars 56.2% in Q2FY19

The revenue from the petrochemicals segment of Reliance Industries...

Interviews View All

Amit Jain, Shingora Textiles Ltd

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Pinkesh Jain, Everflow Petrofils Ltd

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Pratik Bachkaniwala, Palod Himson Machines

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Manuele Baggini,

Manuele Baggini

Comec Italia Srl is a world leader in the production of printing machines. ...

Shyam Gupta & Ravi Gupta,

Shyam Gupta & Ravi Gupta

Based out of South Delhi, Gargee Designer's provides bespoke formal and...

Vikas Banduke,

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Alfonso Marra, Klopman

Alfonso Marra
Klopman

It was in 1968 that Klopman introduced the concept of poly/cotton workwear ...

Georg Reinhold, Trützschler  Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Georg Reinhold
Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers, a part of the Trützschler Group,...

Mark Paterson, Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Hemant & Nandita, Hemant & Nandita

Hemant & Nandita
Hemant & Nandita

The designer duo of Hemant & Nandita are known for being inspired by...

Priya Somaiya, Usha Social Services

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


October 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search