ABOUT F4D

Fashion 4 Development (F4D) is a private sector global platform founded by Evie Evangelou in January 2011 in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and “Every Woman, Every Child”, the UN initiative spearheaded by Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. F4D builds upon the core leadership principles of the 4Es: Educate, Empower, Enhance and Enrich, and activates partnerships that promote the fashion and textile industry, advance economic and social development activities, preserve culture and empower women. In 2015 F4D committed to support the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and place a significant focus on sustainable lifestyle practices for a healthier world. Fashion 4 Development’s tag line - “Giving Back is the New Luxury” – and its message to promote positive social change are being received with open arms around the world, with initiatives in over 20 countries.

EVIE EVANGELOU, Founder of F4D Evie Evangelou is the President and Founder of Fashion 4 Development (F4D) and Founding partner of Sustainia Living. She first introduced F4D’s global awareness campaign and the First Ladies Luncheon initiative in 2011, inspired by her career in the international arena of cultural diplomacy and international relations, specializing in Entertainment, Arts, Fashion, Beauty, Travel and Tourism, and Trade Development. Previously, Evie served as interim Deputy Secretary General for the World Federation of the United Nations in NYC, where she worked with more than 100 UN Member States and Countries and Missions, as well as numerous non-governmental bodies focused on education, cultural affairs and humanitarian causes. She received the appointment by Kensaku Hogen, a former Under Secretary General of the United Nations Department of Public Information, as a Special Consultant for Cultural and Educational Affairs and programs within UNDPI, one of the nine departments comprising the United Nations Secretariat. She was also appointed as a strategic consultant to the special representative of the UN Secretary-General for the United Nations themes “Dialogue among Civilizations and Diversity is Beautiful”. Throughout her career she has received acknowledgements by the U.S. Senate and honored by several international governments as well as served as Goodwill Ambassador. In 2013, Fashion Group International presented Evie Evangelou with the Humanitarian Award for her work of creating positive social change for humanity.

EVIE EVANGELOU, Founder of F4D

Evie Evangelou is the President and Founder of Fashion 4 Development (F4D) and Founding partner of Sustainia Living. She first introduced F4D’s global awareness campaign and the First Ladies Luncheon initiative in 2011, inspired by her career in the international arena of cultural diplomacy and international relations, specializing in Entertainment, Arts, Fashion, Beauty, Travel and Tourism, and Trade Development. Previously, Evie served as interim Deputy Secretary General for the World Federation of the United Nations in NYC, where she worked with more than 100 UN Member States and Countries and Missions, as well as numerous non-governmental bodies focused on education, cultural affairs and humanitarian causes. She received the appointment by Kensaku Hogen, a former Under Secretary General of the United Nations Department of Public Information, as a Special Consultant for Cultural and Educational Affairs and programs within UNDPI, one of the nine departments comprising the United Nations Secretariat. She was also appointed as a strategic consultant to the special representative of the UN Secretary-General for the United Nations themes “Dialogue among Civilizations and Diversity is Beautiful”. Throughout her career she has received acknowledgements by the U.S. Senate and honored by several international governments as well as served as Goodwill Ambassador. In 2013, Fashion Group International presented Evie Evangelou with the Humanitarian Award for her work of creating positive social change for humanity.

MISSION

F4D’s mission is to promote positive social change and harness the power of the fashion and beauty industries by implementing creative strategies for sustainable economic growth and independence of communities worldwide, through the expression of fashion.


LEADERSHIP

NAILA CHOWDHURY Program Development Advisor

NAILA CHOWDHURY
Program Development Advisor

RIDA KHAN Senior Media Advisor

RIDA KHAN
Senior Media Advisor

JEANINE BALLONE Senior Advisor Sourcing and Innovation

JEANINE BALLONE
Senior Advisor Sourcing and Innovation

RUTH SUTCLIFFE-HEAGNEY Creative Concept, Fragrance & Product Developer

RUTH SUTCLIFFE-HEAGNEY
Creative Concept, Fragrance & Product Developer

KATHY RUIZ Creative Director and Brand Strategist

KATHY RUIZ
Creative Director and Brand Strategist

ELEONORA QUIZMOLLI Producer

ELEONORA QUIZMOLLI
Producer

KELLY DARR Producer and Senior Advisor Special Projects

KELLY DARR
Producer and Senior Advisor Special Projects

COUMBA TOURE President of Advanced Development for Africa

COUMBA TOURE
President of Advanced Development for Africa


PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

ACCESSORIES COUNCIL                                 
AEDES DE VENUSTAS
ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT FOR AFRICA
AIDS LIFE
CHINA BEAUTY CHARITY FUND
CHOPARD
COTY
DR RITA RAKUS
DUGGAL VISUAL SOLUTIONS
ECO AGE
ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION
EVERY WOMAN EVERY CHILD
FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL
FIRMENICH
GENNY
GIVAUDAN
GLAMSQUAD
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FORUM
GREEN CARPET CHALLENGE
HUEB
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES

JOSIE MARAN SKINCARE
LAVAZZA
LIFESTYLR TRIMCO
MAJOR MODELS
MANE USA
MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN
OAFLA
THE PIERRE & TAJ HOTELS & PROPERTIES
PRIVE BY LAURENT D
RESERVA
ROBERTET
RUTH SUTCLIFFE CONSULTING LLC
SKIN INC
ST REGIS HOTEL
SUSTAINIA
SYMRISE
UNILEVER
VALUE RETAIL
VOGUE ITALIA
WOMEN 4 EMPOWERMENT