Two Ten Footwear Foundation has announced that Amazon Fashion will return as the title sponosor for Footwear Cares month in April.
Footwear Cares is the foundation’s national community service program that brings the industry together through volunteer efforts. It was launched three years ago.
“Amazon Fashion is proud to continue our support of Two Ten and the Footwear Cares initiative,” said Stan Friedlander, GMM of footwear for Amazon Fashion, in a statement. “Last year, over 100 footwear companies joined together, spending thousands of hours working to provide resources to 83 non-profit organizations across the country. We are excited to make a lasting impact on both a local and national level again this year.”
“Strengthening our community – getting people back on their feet – has been a core tenet since our founding 75 years ago,” added Neal Newman, president of Two Ten Footwear Foundation, in a statement. “The generous support of Amazon Fashion, as the title sponsor of Footwear Cares, enables us to involve thousands of employees from footwear companies across the country as volunteers, all working together to change the lives of families in need.”
Ars Sutoria, the Italy-based international design school, has unveiled a scholarship in honor of FFANY’s former president and CEO Joe Moore.
The scholarship recognizes Moore’s commitment to helping young designers and emerging talent in the industry. A scholarship for advanced technical training will be awarded to one footwear design student graduating in the summer of 2015.
Students from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons, the New School of Design and Rhode Island School of Design will all have a chance to compete for the scholarship, which is valued at more than $17,000 in total. (The program runs from late August through November.)
The judging committee will be comprised of five key members of the industry, and the winner will be unveiled at the FFANY cocktail party in June.
FFANY and Ars Sutoria plan to continue the scholarship in future years.