World Fashion Exhibition® 2023/24 (WFE), Presents sustainable eco-couture masterpieces from over 100 countries, exclusively created by leading eco-minded designer representatives, to raise awareness for a “Sustainable fashion industry and planet Earth”, with the theme “Give Your Light to the World - Africa is Now”, specially focused in the reduction of preventable child mortality and the end of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) in the African continent by empowering women and children. The WFE is exhibited in different countries around the world.
The World Fashion Exhibition® 2023/24 (WFE) will showcase exclusive eco-couture outfits created with organic fabrics and environmental friendly materials by eco-minded fashion designers, promoting a sustainable planet and its social responsibility. All WFE sustainable masterpieces are donated to benefit the reduction of preventable child mortality by empowering women in the African Continent, including a micro-finance contribution to the prevention of child mortality.
Over six million children in the world die due to malnutrition or curable disease. (Over 16,000 children die every day, more than many world's pandemics .
Children: Reducing mortality
Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - 19 September 2019
In 2018 an estimated 6.2 million children and adolescents under the age of 15 years died, mostly from preventable causes. Of these deaths, 5.3 million occurred in the first 5 years, with almost half of these in the first month of life. Leading causes of death in children under-5 years are preterm birth complications, pneumonia, birth asphyxia, congenital anomalies, diarrhea and malaria. Nearly half of these deaths are in newborns. More than half of these early child deaths are preventable or can be treated with simple, affordable interventions including immunization, adequate nutrition, safe water and food and appropriate care by a trained health provider when needed. Children in sub-Saharan Africa are more than 15 times more likely to die before the age of 5 than children in high income countries.
Who is most at risk?
Children under the age of 5, half of all under-five deaths in 2018 occurred in just five countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. India and Nigeria alone account for about a third. Malnourished children, particularly those with severe acute malnutrition, have a higher risk of death from common childhood illness such as diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria. Nutrition-related factors contribute to about 45% of deaths in children under-5 years of age.
Encourage the expansion of sustainable global fashion in the fields of eco-goods, services, capital, and technology, with special focus to empower women in the African continent.
Promote international fashion business relationships and understanding, on the principal of fair and free trade among business enterprises and nations with an eco-minded social and environmental responsibility.
Foster the increased participation in the world fashion forum by developed and developing countries alike, particularly with a view to better integrate all countries into a sustainable global fashion community.
Provide complete and reliable services for import and export with global coverage and e-commerce platforms to guarantee international profits.
Deliver practical and expert services to the international fashion community. Free marketplace and international reach.
Support effective rapprochement and cooperation among the international fashion business community in different countries and amongst the organisations that bring them together.
Supply an information exchange program and e-commerce platform amongst members to assist in the development and expansion of services for the international fashion collaboration.
Establish relationships with selected world fashion agencies to provide assistance to members in influencing the expansion of international fashion business. These agencies include both public and private sector organisations.
Implement new ecommerce solutions and marketing strategies to wider the international reach of its members, activities and events.