You’re probably wondering why I’ve chosen the colour orange when I never wear anything of such colour. Well, The Orange Label Project in a nutshell is an initiative by the United Nations in partnership with London College of Fashion to raise awareness of violence against women, and was started on the 20th anniversary of the trust fund. You can read more about it here, and see some of the past submissions here and here.
And why am I telling you all of this? Two reasons: the first is because November 25th is the day when the fashion industry shows their support by uploading images that include the colour orange to their social media. Last year even the white house went orange! More importantly, it’s the day to make people aware of this. I personally didn’t know the project until last year, but it’s an initiative that I feel very strongly about. To get involved all you have to do is get orange into your social media on that day and use the hashtags #orangelableproject, #Orangetheworld, #UNTF or #16days
Second reason, I’m taking part by creating a project to be entered in the student competition. I can’t give any more details now since the final project is uploaded in November. But I will be posting a bit of the design process, filming and some more stuff about it, so stay tuned!!
Plus, orange is also a Halloween colour, which makes the timing even better 🙂 But in all seriousness, the orange label project is an incredible initiative. The UN trust fund does some amazing work on a lot of different sides of the issue. I will be posting a few more information links, some of them can be quite harsh. Unfortunately, they are a reality for a lot of women in the world.