Platform of Fashion Schools
The association was born in Milan on the 18th February 2008. It brings together Italian institutes, academies and universities that provide full or partial education in the fashion field. All partner schools have a strong heritage of Italian culture, history and industry; they play an essential role in developing innovation, creating new talents and providing means to match education up to the market needs.
Its basic goals are the assertion of the identity of the fashion education system in Italy, the promotion of excellence and the support of an open and constant exchange between school and industry, also in relation to excellent education systems at an international level. The Platform also supports the education of deserving students through a scholarships system and helps foreign student in their approach to the professional world.
The Platform has been supporting and promoting Mayamiko since its inception with a series of projects and initiatives in collaboration with Milan fashion colleges, to push the boundaries of ethical fashion while supporting our objective to change lives for good. www.piattaformamoda.it/en/
WITEE – Women in Training and Economic Development, Malawi
WITEE's main objective is to uplift vulnerable women and school dropout girls through training them with skills that will help transform their economic status. Since 2008, WITEE has trained over 100 women in different skills like Textile & designing, Arts and Crafts, Fabric Painting, Tye & Dye, Batik, Paper Recycling to jewellery mushroom Growing, Baking and Confectionery, Peanut Butter making and Juice production. The main subject is Textile & Designing, which is sponsored by Mayamiko Trust.