Today (Friday, 2nd June) the Big Issue Group have teamed up with Teemill and four of the UK’s most prominent fashion designers to launch an exclusive range of sustainable t-shirts to help fund its work of dismantling poverty and creating change through enterprise.
Julien Macdonald, Pearl Lowe, Sadie Williams and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi have so far contributed to the #wearitforbigissue fundraising campaign to help vulnerable people, end poverty and help stop homelessness.
Macdonald’s clothes have been worn by celebrities including Kylie Minogue, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez. Retailing at £20, it’s never been so affordable to wear a piece designed by a top fashion name.
Julien Macdonald, said:“I wanted to support the Big Issue Group with an exclusive range of products inspired by my love for community and the meaningful connections we all seek to form. Everyone deserves the same opportunities and this bespoke design represents bringing communities together in order to dismantle poverty by creating opportunities and supporting each other.”
Thornton Bregazzi, said: “Inspired by the strength and vulnerability of youth growing up in the city, this design draws on the connection between childhood, your favourite toy and the meaning of comfort.”
The campaign has garnered support from multiple celebrities, including singer Tom Odell, actor Jorgie Porter, artists Hugo Hamlet and Lily Ashley, and Big Issue Group Ambassadors, Christopher Eccleston, Sherrie Silver, Dane Baptiste and Jack Parsons. The famous faces will be donning a selection of the designs and showcasing them on social media today.