US fashion brand Bloomingdale’s joined hands with Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to launch Sustainable Fashion Fund, also Bloomingdale’s prepares to mark its 150th anniversary.
Mainly, the Sustainable Fashion Fund’s mission is to unite the fashion industry and encourage retailers and industry experts to get involved in collaborative sustainable projects that will create viable solutions.
According to Bloomingdale’s website, the platform aims to protect the planet for the next generation, build a more equitable future for everyone and invest in the youth of today through mental health advocacy.
On the other hand, this initiatives is to create new spaces and resources that support teaching and learning, research, and offer activities to educate students, faculty, alumni, industry partners and the public about sustainability.
Regarding this, Dr. Joyce F. Brown, FIT President, said, “Partnering with Bloomingdale’s will promote and enhance the strong, active and highly visible commitment that FIT has made to sustainability innovation.”
Also, the funds earned will be applied to the establishment of open innovation labs, sustainable fashion showcases, educational and mentoring programmes.
In collaboration with their leadership, we want to show that sustainability is possible for a large institution and ultimately provide a model for other organizations.
For this Bloomingdale’s, recognizes that sustainability is not an isolated goal; it extends into related areas such as corporate social responsibility, ethics and fair trade, he added.