The Ethical Fashion Show for the Rehema foundation took place on May Day last week at St Paul’s Church in Hammersmith, a beautiful venue and quite appropriate considering the benevolent nature of the event. The show began with a Q&A panel consisting of speakers such as Safia Minney and Lucy Siegle discussing the current state of Ethical fashion and possible solutions to prevent disasters like the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh from happening again.
Breaking news from Kitty Ferreira HQ! The fashion label has been selected to sashay its amazing collection @ this year’s Rehema Ethical Fashion Show. Yeaaaah, applause, applause… Great news! Why is this great, big, news? Great, big, news because the Rehema ethical fashion show supports the fantastic Rehema project which is an initiative that works to support and collaborate with women who live under extremely strenuous and difficult conditions in Africa. The project helps these women come out of extreme poverty by teaching them valuable textiles skills, which gives them the opportunity to provide for their families.
It is a fantastic project, which supports the local community, providing basic food for schools, feeding over 500 orphans daily. Without this support, a lot of the women would be forced into compromising situations, selling their bodies, stealing or sending their children to be raised by other family members.