social enterprise fashion brand
Eighteen Forever is an emerging online social enterprise fashion brand with exceptional unique prints in modern designs for women. The brand’s social aim is to create sustainable income for those in developing communities with sewing skills through fashion design. In December 2012, the brand pitched for funding to promote the business operations and, to further develop its sub-contractors through the UnLtd Award at Liverpool Hope University, subsequently leading to a Brand Launch. Eighteen Forever targets fashion savvy, dynamic and bold individuals with interest in positive social change. They name them FCM “Fashion Change Makers.
Eighteen Forever started as a fashion blog in 2012. The blog exhibits new season fashion, bright colour pieces, and statement pieces through personal styling. The blog was nominated for BEFFTA Awards and Black Weblogs Awards 2012 and 2013 for Fashion Blog of the Year. ‘We are the first Fashion Blog to design print clothing for social enterprise’. Eighteen Forever uses global prints sourced in the UK from trusted suppliers with interest in positive social change. Designs are made by individuals with excellent design skills living in developing communities. This project gives them an opportunity to earn sustainable income through fashion design. Five machinists were involved in creating the brand’s first collection. They are based in England and The Gambia.
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