The Commonwealth Fashion Council (Founded by Daniel Hatton right) is a not for profit Commonwealth organisation, dedicated to promoting and developing the Commonwealth Fashion Industries. We are a programme and membership organisation-we work with our members who are fashion weeks, councils and fashion businesses who operate in or around the industries. Programmes focus on sustainable development, fashion education and improving fashion trade. Caramel Rock (Founded by Faith Johnson left) is a fashion education charity supporting young people into the creative industries. We aim to connect young people into the fashion industry through educational accredited courses and creative programmes and work experience.
Faith Johnson and Daniel Hatton at the Royal Over Seas League, London, September 2019.
The Commonwealth Fashion Council invited members (who are Commonwealth Fashion business leaders) of the council to offer lectures on sustainable development and to share their experiencers. Members discussed research practices, design processes and sustainable and ethical production. Students where encouraged to apply this, new found knowledge to their design process and final outcome. Students had the opportunity to engage with actual Fashion businesses in order to gain real life experience; students gained first hand experience into the business and education of Fashion. Students learnt skills across the circular design and how sustainable practices can be brought into the design processes. Students worked to the Commonwealth Fashion Council brief in order to innovate and design in line with the Commonwealth Charter’ values and principles. Students where able to build character and resilience within their creative processes and work. Students where able to up-cycle materials as part of the design processes.
Faith Johnson with Daniel Hatton and Neishaa Gharets from House of Gharats introducing Commonwealth Fashion and the creative process.