GET STARTED WITH FASHION IN LONDON
This week the ASOS Foundation delivered one of its core programmes Get Started with Fashion at GLH in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.
14 young people from the London area attended the week long programme at GLH getting a behind the scenes look at the fashion industry from all things ASOS HQ right through to garment manufacture. The young people visited the charity shops along the high street and selected an item each that they then brought back to GLH and upcycled.
During the week various ASOS’ers popped in to run sessions on magazine, Marketplace, design, CV, interview tips and styling. There was even a trip The Factory in Harringay to learn about more about the life cycle of a garment, elements of design, pattern cutting and manufacture.
The week was a great success and ended with a celebration event on the Friday where all the young people talked about their up-cycled garments and shared their overall experience. They also had the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the business.
The Get Started short courses are designed to help young people leaving care and young offenders, educational underachievers and the long term unemployed. They develop new skills, build confidence and have fun which helps them to move forwards in their lives.