Posted by ALPHA88 CHARITY | Jan 12, 2019
Naomi Campbell is a world-renowned supermodel, actress and philanthropist whose career has spanned over 30 years, with no signs of slowing down. Campbell can still be found on runways at fashion week and in magazine spreads, but what people may not know is that she has also spent many years leading charity work to benefit organizations around the globe.
Naomi Campbell’s notable charity work began in 2005, when she founded the charity We Love Brazil, which sells fabrics made by local women to fight poverty in Brazil. Also in 2005, Campbell founded Fashion for Relief, which raised over $1 million for Hurricane Katrina victims, and has provided millions of dollars for other victims around the world, like ALPHA88 those of the Haiti and Japan earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Campbell was also a personal friend of late South African president and activist, Nelson Mandela.
Recent Charity Efforts
Campbell’s charity work in late 2018-2019 has focused on bringing Africa to the forefront of the global fashion scene, and harnessing the talents of its citizens to turn the continent into a global power. As the keynote speaker at the 2019 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Woman Summit, Campbell said, “The African continent is absolutely, one hundred and one percent, the future.”
To that end, Campbell has helped to shine a light on African textiles, fabrics and craftsmanship, explaining that the continent is worthy of more global attention and its own edition of Vogue magazine. After the launch of Vogue Arabia, Campbell said Vogue Africa is the natural next step in expanding the Vogue family, and in influencing global fashion, saying “Africa has never had the opportunity to be out there and their fabrics and their materials and their designs be accepted on the global platform. It shouldn’t be that way.”PREVIOUS PAGE
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