F&F clothing supports Buy One Give One

31 Jul 2014

Our clothing brand F&F is once again supporting the Our Buy One, Give One promotion

Buy One Give One in Sri Lanka Schoolchildren of the Hadigalla Gurulubedda primary school in Sri Lanka

Our clothing brand F&F is once again supporting the You Buy One, We Give One promotion, helping young people in Kenya, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka who have been missing out on an education because their families cannot afford the necessary uniform.

Since it began in 2009, a quarter of a million complete uniforms have been donated and this year we plan to give away another 100,000 items. F&F promotes local industry and workers by donating the school uniforms in the country where they are produced. F&F and the factories make contact with schools in the local community and then present the uniforms to the children once they are made.

To find out what impact the campaign is having, we met up with Mr C.M Bandara, principal of the Hadigalla Gurulubedda primary school in Sri Lanka. He explained that over 60% of the children attending his school come from lower income families with no permanent employment for their parents. Many struggle to afford school uniforms so the clothes they receive as part of Buy One Give One are vital for their future education. Every year over 20,000 children in Sri Lanka alone benefit from the scheme.

The Buy One, Give One promotion will run at a number of stores across the UK until the beginning of September. The offer includes polo shirts for boys and girls, black trousers, or a grey pleated skirt, and is also available to anyone buying uniforms online.