June, 2019 – Dubai: In commemoration of the World Refugee Day, held at the International Humanitarian City in Dubai, students of The College of Fashion and Design Dubai organised a sustainable fashion show called ‘Bag Full Of Hope’.

In collaboration with IHC (International Humanitarian City) and UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees), the event was attended by CFD students and faculty and members of UNHCR and CFD with judges from Runway Dubai and Future Fashion ME.

The students showcased bag creations made out of upcycled refugee tent material. Upcycling is a form of recycling but the distinction is the way waste is used. Upcycling adds value to the waste material and takes less energy to process. Designs created by CFD students on the day were judged by Ola Anan from UNHCR, Ayesha Siddequa from Future Fashion ME and Mode Omonze from Runway Dubai.

Amira Said and Sherifat Abubaker, students at CFD, were the joint winners of the design competition and won a scholarship at NRS International, an industry leader in manufacturing, developing and supplying core relief items for the humanitarian sector, to work in conjunction with their design team and develop sustainable items for refugee camps.

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The College Of Fashion and Design, Dubai:

Conveniently located in Business Bay, Dubai, CFD students are able to enjoy a vibrant fashion and cultural environment in a safe and multicultural city. It is the only accredited fashion and design educational institute offering Bachelor’s degree in fashion and design.

CFD faculty are highly skilled professionals with solid theoretical backgrounds and compelling research interests. Their years of experience are shared with the students through the use of hands-on practical exercises and industry-based projects. “We provide opportunities for students to have real-life experiences in the fashion and design industry. We collaborate with local and international industry leaders to provide an education that is relevant to the fashion design business, today!” Haifa Al Anjari, Dean. Collaborations with local designers, participation in fashion events and an embedded internship program ensure that all CFD graduates gain valuable real-world skills leading to diverse career options.

CFD offers a comprehensive curriculum covering both creative Fashion and Design skills along with the essential Business and Communication skills necessary to be successful in the competitive world of fashion. Students are able to complete a 2 Year Diploma in Fashion and Designand continue seamlessly for a further 2 years to complete a well-recognized Bachelor degree in Fashion Design or in Fashion Business Management.

CFD is well-equipped with professional-quality fashion and innovation labs containing industrial sewing machines, ironing machines, a 3D printer, a laser cutter and an embroidery machine. A computer lab with MAC computers for digital design and a full-service Nikon photography lab are available for students to develop their skills. The CFD library boasts an exciting collection of Fashion and Business books, magazines, and films as well as access to three comprehensive databases of online resources.

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