Along with many high-profile fashionistas, designers, artists, editors and entrepreneurs, CPL Aromas’ creative director and perfumer Angela Stavrevska was invited on Wednesday 28th November to Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the London College of Fashion’s Better Lives project.
The Countess of Wessex, who became the first patron of the London College of Fashion (a division of the University of Arts London) in 2013, spoke about her passion for sustainable and responsible fashion along with her commitment to the Better Lives programme.
The LCF’s Better Lives Project focuses on developing and executing ways that fashion can make a positive impact on today’s society - and on the future. Various initiatives were highlighted such as supporting prisoners to gain professional skills to gain employment on release, as well as helping refugees around the world develop entrepreneurial skills to benefit their families and rebuild their communities.
CPL Aromas have been firm supporters of the London College of Fashion since 2001. The relationship started when CPL Aromas sponsored a new, state of the art fragrance and cosmetic science laboratory for the college’s Cosmetic Science course, named after the late Michael Pickthall - co-founder of CPL Aromas. Since then the connection has blossomed with the alliance blending academia, industrial perspective, design, business and science through which students, staff and industry all benefit.
The collaboration is a fantastic opportunity for CPL to encourage and aid in the future success of others. This is done through mentoring support, funding and offering work placements to students at the CPL Aromas UK Creative Centre in Hertfordshire.
Events like this celebrating Shaping Lives through Fashion give CPL Aromas particular pride in being involved with the London College of Fashion, supporting and inspiring the next generation.