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Kering collaboration to fight gender-based violence once and for all

The Kering foundation; a fashion conglomerate, has launched a new digital campaign for its annual White Ribbon initiative, aiming to end gender-based violence, an issue that to this day, still continues to affect one in three girls and women worldwide. To celebrate the initiative, which has reached its sixth year, Kering has collaborated with brand ambassadors including Alessandro Michele, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Joseph Altuzarra and Salma Hayek. The campaign will run for five days, beginning today, on November 25, the international day for the elimination of violence against women. It is empowering to see different icons becoming ambassadors for such an important issue.

 

Balenciaga is letting you into their office

“Corporate Chic” has never looked so good, thanks to Balenciaga. It has become the oxymoron in the fashion world, but now you can not only dress smart but step into the office of Balenciaga whilst doing it. The brands Copyshop is coming to London’s Dover Street market from November 30th to December 17th. Customers can print personalised t-shirts and each one will feature “BALENCIAGA DO IT YOURSELF Ts” on the back.

 

Eileen Fisher giving back

Of course it’s time to mention to C word… Christmas is nearly upon us and Tis the season of giving. Eileen Fisher is certainly doing that, with her Peru Collection. Since 2005 the Peru project has helped support an alternative supply chain in Arequipa, Peru, a livelihood for over 600 families in the community. Workers are trained to use handloom machines and given one free knitting machine, using their skills to create special Love, Peru pieces for the brand. This year Fisher has decided that between November 24th and November 26th, all the proceeds made will go back to the artisans and families in Arequipa. The proceeds will help support artisan training facilities, new child care facilities and improved school services, a clean water project, and assistance for programs that deal with domestic violence.

 

Words by Emily Bone

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