In collaboration with The Prince’s Foundation, Yoox Net-a-Porter has unveiled a 13-piece capsule collection of premium clothing that is responsibly made and designed by students. It is the first to match the retail group’s sustainability design criteria and as well as being its first carbon-neutral collection.
The Modern Artisan is the flagship 10 month training programme created by Yoox Net-a-Porter and The Prince’s Foundation, which started in 2019. The programme supports four British graduates in fashion and textiles and four Italian graduates from the Politecnico di Milano design school, includes students who created each of the products. They get knowledge of the full design, handcrafting, and marketing cycle of a more environmentally friendly premium collection. They also had the chance to present their work to His Majesty, who was still The Prince of Wales at the time.
The project gives back to the Kariba Forest Protection, which safeguards forests and animals and promotes community-based training and skill-upgrading along the Zimbabwean-Zambian border.
Through their collaboration with EON, YOOX NET-A-PORTER has given each item a digital ID that enables them to access care, repair, and resale services while also fostering a more circular economy and responsible consumer mindset.
The Prince’s Foundation will receive 50% of the RRP, which is only available on NET-A-PORTER and YOOX, to support its cutting-edge training initiatives. Highgrove Gardens, which is close to Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort’s private house, has never before served as the source of inspiration for a clothing line.
Photos Courtesy of Yoox Net-a-Porter.