Marco Tripoli London and Sustainability
One day, while I was exhibiting one of my very first collection at Pure London, I have been approached by the Directors of Centre of Sustainable Fashion at the College of Fashion. They asked me to take part to a 10 week workshop, that was an amazing opportunity to implement all the strategies that I needed in order to set up a sustainable brand. The several workshops varied, from marketing strategies to fabric lectures. Being sustainable it's not just about being environmentally conscious, but is also how you model or adapt your business to your local community, or by creating partnerships with some charitable organisations. That's when I decided to support different charities through my business. The one I am very fond of and I did support for awhile, was Malaika UK, a charity which helps orphans in Tanzania by creating a cosy environment for them. Children, who have lost their parents, are either being put in foster care, or in some of the accommodations in the Children Village. During that time I also designed a capsule collection made out of Nigerian batik fabrics; by using these fabrics I was able to support underprivileged women in Nigeria. I was also given the opportunity to present the collection to the Minister of Culture here in the UK.