Thursday, July 21, 2011

parker+paige to partner with Fashion Fights Poverty --

Press Release: parker+paige team up with Fashion Fights Poverty for a summer intern exchange!


Paige Lemann
parker and paige, LLC

Yvette Castro
Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP)

parker+paige recently agreed to host a Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP) intern for one week in July & one week in August during summer 2011 in NYC as a part of a new internship exchange the 2 organizations are partnering on.

parker+paige hopes this will be the first of many future partnerships between the New York fashion company & the D.C. non-profit, who also hopes to place one of its students in a 6-week internship at parker+paige during the fall semester.

parker+paige plans to use this invitation as a test-run for their own internship program, which they hope to launch during the 2011-2012 school year.

Students will have the opportunity to shadow a parker+paige designer as a part of their internship, as well as tour the offices of fashion’s biggest names in online editorial content & dine with some of the industry’s top corporate minds over mentor lunches.

The chosen intern from FFP will catalog her journey on the company’s blog at & will have his/her own Twitter handle at

The deal was brokered between Yvette Castro & Paige Lemann, who were first introduced back in September 2007.


A Note on parker+paige:  parker+paige is a fashion company based in New York, NY that supports emerging designers through a giving-based business model.  For every item you purchase, parker+paige pledges to give an item away to a child in need.  One for One.  To learn more, please visit, or

A Note on Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP):  Fashion Fights Poverty raises awareness for initiatives that encourage & support creative, effective, and sustainable means of challenging poverty.  For more information, please visit

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