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September 10th, 2013

Mayamiko Trust is chosen as the official non-profit partner for The SYNERGY Events 2nd annual ‘Emerging Trends Fashion Challenge’

This year, The SYNERGY Events is once again presenting unknown designers with the opportunity to create new looks to be showcased in one of the fashion capitals of the world in London, UK during London Fashion Week on Sep 13th, 2013.

The SYNERGY Events, a Boston, USA based company that constantly redefines what is vogue and refined through its high­end events released their plans for the 2nd Annual Emerging Trends Fashion Challenge London; a fashion challenge for up­and­coming global fashion designers hosted at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, 22 Portman Square London on September 13th,2013. The company has hosted four Emerging Trends fashion shows during Boston Fashion Week in the past, each one showcasing designers from all over the globe, from Iceland to China and everything in between. Last year, in July of 2012 the SYNERGY Events host its first Emerging Trends Fashion Challenge in Paris, France. The winner of the challenge Christine Manthey, received prizes worth over $10,000USD which included an opportunity to present her collection at the 2012 Boston Fashion Week­ The Emerging Trends show as a featured designer.

As the official charity for the event, the UK based partner will be there to showcase a pop up shop, where guests can learn about Mayamiko’s work to fight poverty through sustainable activities and purchase crafts made by the charity’s trainees and tailors in Malawi. Guests will also have the chance to help Mayamiko by purchasing ‘bricks’ for their ‘Bricks of Hope’ campaign, which aims to gather enough funds to build a sustainable skills and production centre in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Mayamiko collection

Mayamiko collection

Mayamiko collection

‘We are so pleased to be involved with an event which focuses on showcasing global, emerging fashion talents. This falls in line with the charity’s ethos and the work that Mayamiko is doing to promote new, ethical ways to look at fashion, and to make it a force to help change the world.’ Says Paola Masperi, Chairlady of Mayamiko Trust.

The Emerging Trends Fashion Challenge takes place at 7:00pm and will be hosted at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, 22 Portman Square London, on September 13th. Tickets start at £30 and 20% of ticket sales go to Mayamiko. For information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5787214715/20percent/3590698166

or http://europe.theEmergingTrends.com

Mayamiko Trust

Mayamiko Trust is a UK registered charity working to help people lift themselves out of poverty through trade and sustainable activities, concentrating on skills training, education, and promoting fairer trade practices. Currently working with disadvantaged women on the Mayamiko Cotton Project in Malawi, the project provides training in sewing and tailoring to local women, who are affected by the HIV pandemic or are carers of HIV orphans.

Website: http://www.mayamiko.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mayamiko-Trust/441630565701

Twitter: @MayamikoTrust

The SYNERGY Events

The SYNERGY Events has held numerous high-end events throughout Boston, London, New York, and Paris, France giving young professionals, fashion designers, performers, and artists the opportunity to network, mingle, and take part in an extraordinary and highly dynamic community. These exclusive events are known for their unrivaled luxury and guaranteed satisfaction.

Website: http://www.thesynergyevents.com/Live/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SYNERGYBoston

Twitter: @SYNERGYBoston







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