Leading from the front
The KZN Fashion Council, an NPO formulated by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs EDTEA and eThekwini Municipality’s Economic Development & Investment Promotions ED&IPU, is leading from the front. The mandate of the council is to support and uplift the design and fashion sector of KwaZulu-Natal to ensure that the number of designers that receive support from the Council grows each year. Strategic programmes are delivered for junior, emerging and established designers with a focus on previously disadvantaged individuals. KwaZulu-Natal offers a kaleidoscope of young fashion design talent. By harnessing and developing this talent, the KZNFC seeks to reposition the clothing and textile sector as a major contributor to the gross GDP of KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa. Cementing the province’s position will invariably change the picture on the continental and global stages.