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United Nations Fashion & Lifestyle Network

The United Nations Fashion and Lifestyle Network, an online platform hosted by the United Nations (UN), plays a key role in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by connecting industry stakeholders, media, governments, and UN entities.

Recognizing the fashion and lifestyle industries’ profound environmental, economic, and societal influence, the UN Fashion and Lifestyle Network actively advocates for transparent, inclusive, and transformative engagement among global stakeholders. The Network enables collaboration among industries and the UN system and accelerates innovation, knowledge sharing, and promotes members who are driving a positive impact on the Goals.

The Network offers to its members a unique space for collaboration from local to international scale. The Network members benefit from access to the newest reports and access to speaking opportunities, as well as invitations to events. Registered initiatives on the platform serve as powerful showcases, spotlighting how the fashion and lifestyle sectors are spearheading transformative change in pursuit of the SDGs.

The UN Fashion and Lifestyle Network is led by the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the Fashion Impact Fund. The Network stands as a catalyst for sustainable development within the fashion and lifestyle sectors.

With global reach, the network actively highlights the impactful achievements of its diverse membership through various channels. Through its online platform and regular in-person and virtual events, including convenings, panels, and webinars, the network actively amplifies the achievements of its diverse membership both at the UN Headquarters in New York and on a global scale.

Creative Accelerator Program

The Zimbabwe Fashion Week Trust (ZFWT), in partnership with Chinhoyi University of Technology's Department of Clothing & Textile Technology in the School of Arts & Design (CUT), presented its first-ever Creative Accelerator Program in Zimbabwe in 2023.

This 13-week program empowered participants through rigorous self-evaluation, intensive mentorship, and project-based work. The curriculum, guided by gaps in general education, aimed to enrich creative goals and evolves annually based on cohort needs.

Our Advisory Board, composed of professionals in fashion and arts, developed a base curriculum with pillars like Technology in Fashion, Cultural Preservation, Sustainable Branding, and Effective Leadership.

The 2023 CAP was supported and funded by The Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust and The European Union through their Creative Actions 2 Grant.

Creative Accelerator Program Graduation 2023

Hunhu Council Of Fashion

Hunhu Council of Fashion (HCF), a subsidiary of Zimbabwe Fashion Week, is dedicated to promoting and nurturing the fashion industry in Zimbabwe. HCF aims to elevate local fashion talent, advocate for sustainable practices, and create platforms for designers to showcase their creativity.

Through various  initiatives, HCF fosters a collaborative environment that celebrates innovation and cultural heritage. By integrating education, mentorship, and global exposure, the Hunhu Council of Fashion strives to position Zimbabwe as a vibrant hub of fashion excellence in Africa and beyond.