Seedbox vol. 1:
The internship program
Our goal is to be the guiding force that allows talented individuals to strive in a world that constantly places barriers upon them. We intend to create an experience where underrepresented individuals everywhere can feel educated, inspired, and motivated to pursue whatever their hearts desire. Like a BFF would, we are happy to support our people by whatever means necessary. Our first initiative will be to launch a seedbox to fund a Paid Internship Program for students in fashion and related fields through an iFundWomen' Crowdfunding Campaign.
What's a seedbox?
Our seed box is a annual/biannual collection of items designed by creatives and brands as their way to give back to the community. Those who collaborate with us believe in the mission of Black Fashion Fund and are willing to use their creativity to raise funds for the fight for equity in fashion and related industries. Our seedboxes will be an offering from us to our community that consists of fun, unique and exclusive out-of-the-box items that you will be able to take home and cherish forever.
100% of proceeds will go back into the organization to continue doing the work that is necessary to support our community.
So...why a paid internship program?
It's no secret that internships are the gateway into the world of fashion. However, with the lack of paid options available, many underrepresented students are forced to choose between excelling in their careers and making ends meet financially. With our paid internship program, we intend to break down the barriers that prohibit students from opportunities that are considered essential for career advancement. And by doing this, we get to support black brands too! The money we raise for the paid internship program will pay black students to intern for black-owned brands; allowing them to grow alongside other creative black talent. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
Read more in our press release.
Thanks to following people, for bringing their creativity to our seedbox. We appreciate you!