The third edition of a sustainable design partnership involving The King's Foundation at Dumfries House has launched.

YOOX NET-A-PORTER and The King's Foundation's initiative will involve six trainees embarking on a transformative nine-month paid training journey that will see them immersed in responsible design and craftsmanship principles.

The artisans’ learning experience will result in the creation of a luxury capsule collection, which, in a unique opportunity for new graduates, will retail exclusively on NET-A-PORTER in the second half of 2024.

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Half of the RRP from products sold will be donated to The King’s Foundation.

As part of the programme, the trainees will take part in six-month placement at Dumfries House.

Here, the select bunch will manufacture the collection while learning specialist craftsmanship skills. Throughout the programme, the artisans are taught how to minimise impact and promote longevity, with access to over 40 brand partners and industry experts. 

A three-month period of design training in London will precede their trip to the outskirts of Cumnock.

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Jacqueline Farrell, The King's Foundation's Education Director at Dumfries House said: "We are proud to announce the third edition of The Modern Artisan, which builds on the success of our partnership with YOOX NET-A-PORTER in delivering a holistic education experience for the next generation of fashion and textiles professionals.

"Six exceptionally talented students on this programme will be aiming to demonstrate their creative ideas and skills, their commitment to sustainable practices and respect for nature, and, ultimately, their ability to follow in the footsteps of the Modern Artisan graduates who have gone on to launch successful careers in the industry.

"The highlight of the programme for many, of course, is the launch of the responsibly-produced collection designed and manufactured by the students, which everyone at The King's Foundation is keenly anticipating later this year."