I was volunteering at the Vauxhall FoodBank and they came in to view it. I think it's one of the best because the Trussell Trust is a charity that runs the majority of the food banks across the United Kingdom. In the Vauxhall FoodBank, you can come and collect food, but they also provide a hot breakfast for everybody. So a mum can come with all her kids and they can all have a hot meal together while they're waiting for their parcel, which not all the food banks do. Tesco came to look how it runs.
I was introduced to them through that and then I asked them to donate the branding and if we can use the food. They were really open about it and really happy, which is great. They were also really happy to see the final prints in the collection. They also have their own clothing label and they were even trying to put me in touch with it to maybe get the waste and the off-cuts. They were really helpful.
Regarding the partnerships with other sustainable brands, I worked with San Patrignano, which is a drug rehabilitation centre in Italy, on my second collection. I’ve also partnered with Making for Change, which is a London College of Fashion project that helps female prisoners by training the women in manufacturing skills and helping them find meaningful employment on their realise. For my new collection, I’m going to work with Quaker Mobile Library. And in addition to do that, I also consult for brands such as Kering, Adidas and I do projects for the V&A, the Design Museum, etc.