Exploring cultural heritage is at the foundation of every Set Fashion Free project. We believe that the most successful people in life have a strong grounding in who they are and their place in the world.

Taking culture as the starting point our flagship programme The Set Fashion Free Apprentice introduces our participants to different aspects of African culture and heritage using textiles. Whilst at the same time exposing them to positive role models, creativity and problem solving, garment construction, money management, enterprise and career guidance, providing practical skills that can be applied in their lives right now.

Our programmes are our primary activity. They are driven by 5 key impact areas to ensure each one continues to serve our purpose and keep us moving towards our vision.

 

Building self-worth + Education & skills + Community interaction +
Awareness of opportunities + Practical experience

 

Other projects include African Ice and The Black Cloth Project. Forthcoming projects for 2013/14 include an online marketplace and a clothing brand with designs originating from within the Set Fashion Free Apprentice project.

 

Previous projects

  • August 2012 – Africa Fashion Week London Showcase
  • August 2011 – Youth Creates Cultural Fashion Show at the V & A Museum
  • July 2011 – Set Fashion Free Apprentice & Summer Showcase, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
  • July 2010 – Set Fashion Free Apprentice & Summer Showcase
  • July 2010 –  Kingdom of Ife project with the British Museum & St. Micheal’s All Angels School
  • October 2009 – YMCA Islington Black History Month Cultural Fashion Show
  • August 2009 – Set Fashion Free Apprentice & Summer Showcase, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
  • February 2009 – African Ice, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
  • October 2008 – Southall Black History Month Cultural Fashion Show
  • August 2008 – Set Fashion Free Apprentice & Summer Showcase, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre