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The British Fashion Council has just announced the beneficiaries of its BFC Foundation Fashion Fund, which consists of a £1,000,000 (€1,300,000) fund to support designers and companies that have been directly impacted by the coronavirus.
The large amount of money has been donated by Browns, Burberry and Paul Smith, and will help a total of 37 British brands survive in the current climate. In addition, part of the fund will also go to students, continuing the BFC’s commitment to supporting future British designers and creatives.
“Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen an astonishing amount of applications come through from British designer businesses all over the country, asking for help to survive the crisis. The need for support is immense. Our hope is to re-open the fund for future rounds, to help as many businesses as possible, and ensure the future growth and success of the British fashion industry,” said Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the BFC, in a press release.
Among the 37 British designers who have received funding are Craig Green, Aries, Paria Farzaneh, Richard Quinn, Liam Hodges and Bethany Williams, among others. Those who applied and did not receive funding will be informed of new funding rounds as well as upcoming government support plans to provide assistance to businesses throughout the pandemic.
The same support that fashion receives in our country… Anyway.
Take a look at the complete list of supported brands below.
BFC Foundation Fashion Fund recipients:
Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY
King & Tuckfield