Love Letter: Sass Brown

You might have heard that the BF+DA is closing June 30th. Lots of people have been expressing beautiful sentiments of how our work and the BF+DA has impacted them over the years and we are so touched and grateful.
It actually inspired us and made us think up a fun way to wrap up the past 5 years by inviting our community to write us “Love Letters.” Do you have one? Send it to as soon as possible and we’ll publish it on our blog until our very last day June 30th. Hurry! We can’t wait to hear what you have to say and the impact the BF+DA had on you.

“I have been inspired by the BFDA since its inception. I had the pleasure of watching it grow and mature over the years, and have been exceptionally proud of what they established. There is no doubt that the fashion world needs accelerators’ and incubators to support design talent navigate new paths to success, but the BFDA did far more than support new talent, it helped build and engage a community, it questioned and challenged traditional pathways to success through critical thinking, design innovation, and sustainability with activations, conversations and collaborations, aimed at actionable and positive change. They will be sorely missed in an industry still in great need of effecting change, and it is a loss for the industry and the region, but I have no doubt their legacy will live on as an example of how to do it right.”

Sass Brown, Author, activist, educator, Assistant Lecturer and PhD Candidate
Manchester Metropolitan University

Don’t miss our final event June 3rd, MAINSTREAMING SUSTAINABILITY: A Conversation with Changemakers at a Time of Change. RSVP!