Through our partnership with the Fashion for a Cause Foundation (FFAC), a non-profit organization, for which this event will form part of their capital campaign we will fulfill this mission.
The Fashion for a Cause Foundation was founded in Las Vegas, NV in 2012 and later moved its operations to Florida in early 2017. FFAC supports emerging designers and artists of limited means nurture their talents by facilitating apprenticeship programs with other designers and artists within our local community as well as raise awareness and funds for other community charities that otherwise would not have a platform to do so through fashion; FFAC has worked with the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Blind Children’s Foundation, Spring Preserve and Designers and Creative Teams Against Domestic Violence to name a few.
FFAC’s goal is to secure a location where they can continue to facilitate fashion and art apprenticeship programs; begin offering workshops where training can be provided to teach at-risk men and women with barriers to employment an industry related trade; and offer work space for emerging designers and artists in general.
Ultimately, FFAC’s vision is to support and provide resources to students and local designers and artists so that they might one day be able to employ others and continue to grow our economy while building a legacy in the fashion and art community.