UK’s Burberry expands ReBurberry Fabric programme through BFC

Submitted by admin on 25 July 2022


Burberry is continuing to support creative communities and promote a circular economy by donating once more to the ReBurberry Fabric programme in partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC). Launched in 2020 with BFC, the programme provides donations of leftover fabrics to fashion students, upcycling surplus fabric and saving it from going to waste.

The partnership has continued with a second donation through the programme, taking the total amount of fabric donated to over 12,000 metres to more than 30 fashion schools and universities in the UK, including the Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Brighton. Embodying our belief that creativity opens spaces, this programme encourages the next generation to consider new ways of thinking about their creative methods and material sourcing and gives them the opportunity to develop tomorrow’s approach to fashion design and production.

‘For me, the most important aspect of the initiative would be that it allows students like myself to work with fabrics they wouldn’t have had access to before. As new designers, we want to be working with as many different types of fabrics as possible in our experiments and in the trialling stages. Along with being very wasteful, this process can be really limited and hard to do when keeping to a budget. This initiative allows students to cut down on the existing waste and provides us with more materials to work with, which I think is so important,” said Georgia Bate, 1st year BA (Hons) fashion design with business studies student at the University of Brighton.

UK’s Burberry expands ReBurberry Fabric programme through BFC