One of my favourite websites is designer re-sale website 'Style Sequel', which is always full of fashion temptation. However, on 1st December, I will be able to browse a number of the listings completely guilt-free. 'Style Sequel' will be listing a number of one-off fashion collectibles produced by some of the biggest names in British fashion. All proceeds from the sale of the items will be donated to 'Art Against Knives', a charity working to reduce the root causes of knife crime through youth-led arts initiatives. Designers donating items include Christopher Kane, Phillip Treacy, Giles Deacon and Nicholas Kirkwood, to name just a few.
'Art Against Knives' aims to provide a positive alternative to violent gang culture. The charity was born from the 2008 unprovoked stabbing of Oliver Hemsley, a 21-year-old Central Saint Martins student, who was left in a wheelchair.The charity believes that a wide-ranging approach that coordinates resources and expertise among all grass-root and youth-led organisations and local businesses is the most effective way to tackle the root causes of knife crime. Therefore, most projects involve working alongside other youth providers and businesses in a way that efficiently utilises joint resources and maximises the possible outcomes and benefits for young people. It is great to see that the organisation's initiatives are being led by the very young people that they are designed to help
The listings will begin at 10am on 1st December, and will run for 10 days.