Fashion Rider rejoices in the season of goodwill

Published, 3 years ago

Here at Fashion Rider, we really do love Christmas!  Not just because the food and drink at this time of year always seems to taste so much better, but quite simply because it’s the season of goodwill, of giving something back.

The festive season brings together friends, families, and communities.  It’s a time for celebrating as well as a time to be thankful for all that we have.

However, as we’re aware, not everyone has the same experiences and opportunities as ourselves, and not everyone is in the same situation.

With research highlighting that one in three of us are more likely to donate at Christmas than any other time of the year, let’s come together and support those great charitable causes that are close to our hearts.

How can we get involved?

If you’re anything like us, you can gather a mountain of winter accessories over the years, with items stashed in cupboards, drawers, and everywhere in between.

Let’s make this Christmas a time to clear the clutter – hunting out all of our surplus hats, scarfs, gloves, jumpers and winter coats and donating these items to our local homeless shelters.

Or as a fashion designer, maybe you have some excess stock left over, or perhaps you have contacts that might also have some old stock which could be donated? – (Think of it a little like Naomi Campbell’s Charity Gala, which helps raise vital funds for the charity, Fashion for Relief.)

With reports published by the charity Shelter, highlighting that there will be an estimated 320,000 homeless people on the streets of Britain this Christmas – helping with donations to our local homeless shelters is something we can all get involved in.

Fashion designer, Frida Giannini is taking this one step further by making a comeback to fashion, designing this year’s Christmas jumpers for Save the Children, all ready in time for Christmas jumper day on the 14th December.


It’s not just Christmas jumpers that help support charities either, but also their array of Christmas cards.  What about putting your illustration skills to the test and supporting charities with some stunning designs for their charity Christmas cards?

The fashion industry is also known for giving away little “goodie bags” at events, fashion shows and walks, and we could think of Christmas as another opportunity for another show.  Putting “goodie bags” together to hand out to different charities can be a great way to offer a secret Santa to a wider audience!  Working with a charity that is close to your heart and filling a goodie bag with some fashionable essentials can be really rewarding.

Of course, there are also things such as buying a little extra with your weekly shopping to donate to local food banks or purchasing a Christmas lunch at your local People’s kitchen, as well as looking for volunteering opportunities over the festive period.

Christmas is a time for giving and receiving.  It’s a time for understanding and for helping each other.  Within the fashion industry, there are many creative ways in which we can get involved with our local communities and local charities, using our connections to bring a little cheer to someone else at this time of year would be incredible, but above all just being kind to each other can be the greatest gift of all.

If Fashion Rider can help support you in any way, we’d love to hear from you; please email us at

Liked what you read? Share the article!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pocket
Share on whatsapp
Share on linkedin

Get Noticed with Fashion Rider.

Get the recognition you deserve. Portfolio, Jobs, Social Media promotion and much more. All in one membership. 

You might also like

Looking for easy ways to cut down on plastic?

Plastic plays an essential role in many businesses, but it doesn’t have to be difficult to make your business more sustainable. Read this article for 3 easy ways to cut down on plastic usage in your business.

Read More

Exercise and creativity: Does exercise improve your creativity?

Exercise has known and proven benefits. When we think about exercise, we tend to think only about our physical health but not the benefits of exercise on our mental health. This article explores the correlation between exercise and creativity and how exercise improves your creativity

Read More

How to Stay Healthy When Working in Fashion

The fashion industry can be incredibly demanding, and sometimes this can impact how much fashion professionals feel fulfilled by the work that they are carrying out.

Read More

So What Do You Wear To Play Poker Nowadays?

So What Do You Wear To Play Poker Nowadays? It’s been a while since we’ve been able to get out and about into casinos and …

Read More

Sustainability: 8 easy steps to make your brand more sustainable

In an environment where people are becoming more aware of the real damages of climate change, it is important to keep your brand green and sustainable. Read on for some great tips on how you can improve your brand’s eco-sustainability.

Read More

5 interesting things that make Milan the Fashion Capital of the World

Although Milan is not the capital of Italy, It can be considered the Fashion Capital of the World, find out 5 interesting things that justify Milan’s title!

Read More

Tips and Tricks for Always Looking Presentable at Work

Looking presentable at work is one of the most important an employee should do. Being presentable enables you to have better opportunities. Take a look at this week’s article covering Tips and Tricks for Always Looking Presentable at Work!

Read More

How to Be More Confident at Work

Being confident is a vital skill. Confidence brings a unique charm that can help you grow career-wise. Take a look at these tips on How to be more confident at work.

Read More

6 Steps to Healthy and Beautiful Hands

The modern world is an exciting place with lots to experience and explore, but it can also take a toll on our skin. Most women …

Read More

We use cookies to offer you a better experience and analyze site traffic. By continuing, you consent to the use of the cookies following our privacy policy. You may choose to opt-out through our privacy policy page.