Special For DXB24 Magazine…
May 2019 – Dubai: Say no to plastic and get yourself a stylish reusable bag when you shop for groceries at Spinney’s this weekend. Students from The College Of Fashion and Design in Dubai have designed these cool bags that environmentally conscious customers can flaunt.
The students from CFD entered a competition to design an environmentally friendly shopping bag for Spinney’s, one of the biggest supermarket chains in the UAE. The winning bag designs are now being sold in the supermarket all over the country. CFD students were asked to design bags in three different categories based on a healthy living theme with an aim to reduce consumption of plastic bags in the UAE. Fatemeh Hajhassani, Zinah Issa, Jesus Silva, and Hanean Baoom were the winners of this competition with Spinney’s donating AED1,000 to charity on behalf of each winner. The winners were selected by Morne Fourie, General Marketing Manager and Karolina Taterra, Events and Customer Care Manager of Spinney’s.
The College Of Fashion and Design, Dubai:
The College of Fashion and Design has aligned its initiatives to the UAE’s Vision 2021 by providing educational excellence in the field of Fashion and Design. Conveniently located in Business Bay, Dubai, CFD students are able to enjoy a vibrant fashion and cultural environment in a safe and multicultural city. It is the only accredited fashion and design educational institute offering Bachelor’s degree in fashion and design.
CFD faculty are highly skilled professionals with solid theoretical backgrounds and compelling research interests. Their years of experience are shared with the students through the use of hands-on practical exercises and industry-based projects. “We provide opportunities for students to have real-life experiences in the fashion and design industry. We collaborate with local and international industry leaders to provide an education that is relevant to the fashion design business, today!” Haifa Al Anjari, Dean. Collaborations with local designers, participation in fashion events and an embedded internship program ensure that all CFD graduates gain valuable real-world skills leading to diverse career options.
CFD offers a comprehensive curriculum covering both creative Fashion and Design skills along with the essential Business and Communication skills necessary to be successful in the competitive world of fashion. Students are able to complete a 2 Year Diploma in Fashion and Design and continue seamlessly for a further 2 years to complete a well-recognized Bachelor degree in Fashion Design or in Fashion Business Management.
CFD is well-equipped with professional-quality fashion and innovation labs containing industrial sewing machines, ironing machines, a 3D printer, a laser cutter and an embroidery machine. A computer lab with MAC computers for digital design and a full-service Nikon photography lab are available for students to develop their skills. The CFD library boasts an exciting collection of Fashion and Business books, magazines, and films as well as access to three comprehensive databases of online resources.