EDN stands for Emergency Designer Network and consists of London-based designers, Holly Fulton, Phoebe English and Bethany Williams. Alongside Cozette McCreery, EDN was set up in March 2020 to help the NHS during the first wave of Covid-19 by supplying and helping with much-needed suitable fabrics such as vital PPE that was massively lacking in the first wave of the pandemic along with practical and protective coverings. Having created an approved scrubs pattern, EDN, along with a group of 10 small-scale UK manufacturers and designers, are working through NHS-certified materials to develop the much-needed garments for key-workers.
No strangers to converting dead-stock fabrics and using them creatively, both Williams and English have been voices for change and making a difference in the industry before. English's eponymous brand is keen on sustainability, using dead-stock fabrics from other designers to maker her own collections. Williams has previously won the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, and her hand in social and environmental issues is apparent through her working with different charities for each collection she designs.
Now we're experiencing our third lockdown coupled with the highest surge in infection rates the country has seen since the start of the pandemic, EDN needs your support now more than ever before - urgently needing help with funds to pay for cutting and making.
So far, over 400 donors have helped raise a staggering collective of £34,282 of a total target of £40,000. Even a small amount will make a huge difference to this organisation. If you would like to donate or find out more - you can do so here.