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Monday, March 19, 2018

The Arab Fashion Council Looks to to Establish a Sustainable Fashion Infrastructure/RNN

We think this is very good news.  Fashion is a place that needs to improve their environmental performance.  Getting a infrastructure together to do that is a great first step--for any industry, in any part of the world.  Good work:

The Arab Fashion Council (AFC), the world’s largest non-profit fashion council representing the 22 Arabic countries members of the Arab League announces that Riyadh will host the first official fashion week to take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
MS LAYLA ISSA ABUZAID, Country Director for Saudi Arabia, The Arab Fashion Council
The AFC is building a strong foundation to establish a sustainable fashion infrastructure that will serve not just the region, but creative economies the world over.
“The launch of the Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh is an unprecedented step for the Arab Fashion Council. This historic move will propel the fashion sector in the Arab world to new heights. Today, we are a step forward towards achieving our goals of establishing a solid infrastructure for our regional fashion industry and providing prosperous opportunities for future generation of Arab designers.”
Arab Fashion Week Riyadh will take place 26th- 31st March 2018 at the Apex Centre, Riyadh’s modern architectural iconic landmark designed by Dame Zaha Hadid.
This historical announcement follows the opening of the AFC regional office in Riyadh and the appointment of H.H. Princess Noura Bint Faisal Al Saud as Honorary President.

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