The British Fashion Council Education Foundation promotes excellence in design by offering support to future talent who have the potential to make an exceptional contribution to the fashion industry.
The BFC Education Foundation is dependent on the generosity of companies and individuals and is currently funded by donations from Swarovski, Charlotte Olympia, Coach, Dame Natalie Massenet, Eiesha Bharti Pasricha, Marks & Spencer and Mulberry. This project has also been partly supported by HM Government with Employer Ownership funding through Creative Skillset.
The British fashion industry is estimated to support 880,000 jobs* in the UK and contributes £28billion* to the UK economy. London is seen on the global fashion stage as the city where young, fresh talent is given a platform and British fashion education is amongst the best in the world.
Through education and industry insight, the BFC aims to support and attract talented young people into the industry. The BFC is pioneering both undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships; fashion apprenticeships; a National Fashion & Business Saturday Club; and a programme of industry-led events, seminars and competitions.
100% of donations from the Fashion Awards event will go to the British Fashion Council Education Foundation which is a registered charity in England and Wales with number 1064820. The BFC may transfer information to the BFC Education Foundation to contact donors directly.
(*source: Oxford Economics 2014)