We have always believed in the shared spirit of humanity. That we are all equal. That we all belong. To live this truth, equality must be achieved and we must play our part in advancing the causes of others.
In support of The Bibi Fund, a non-profit organisation that funds research into the most aggressive childhood brain cancers, Founder & Creative Director, Szandra Sandor, along with CEO & Co-Owner, Peter Baldaszti, hosted a table at an auction gala dinner for friends of the brand on the 17 January 2019. Familiar names such as Enikő Mihalik, Camille Charriere, Alex Carl and Susie Lau were in attendance at Banqueting House, London, England in honor of Bianca Niedzielski and her family’s fight to find a cure for the rarest pediatric cancers.
Hosted by Christie’s Auction House, the dinner raised over £1 million for The Bibi Fund. We then donated 10% of all our sales from 14-20 February to further support this worthwhile cause.
Bagázs is a non-profit organisation that strives to eliminate socio-cultural disadvantages in the Roma community. Within the communities of Dány and Bag, Bagázs focuses on education and the creation of job opportunities. Nanushka has worked with Bagázs since June 2019 in the following ways:
- Teaching the members of Bagázs Varrókör - a sewing group of entrepreneurial women - how to sew totebags. The group has been selling these bags as a source of income ever since
- Donating fabrics
- Putting the leader of Varrókör in touch with one of our manufacturers to further their sewing education
- Making charitable donations throughout the holiday season
Ceramic accessories made in Terény
As part of the Spring/Summer 2020 Womenswear collection, Nanushka and Noha Studio joined forces to create employment opportunities within the small Hungarian village of Terény.
Work is scarce in Terény, especially for women. So, the motivation of this project quickly became two-fold: to support and empower a disadvantaged female community, as well as to increase the ratio of sustainable materials in our collections by replacing plastic detailing with ceramic finishes - made exclusively by the Terényi women from natural materials.
For the SS20 collection, our range of Nanoha ceramics, beads, buttons and garment endings have been produced entirely in line with this approach. The collaboration will endure for seasons to come, ensuring we continue to support crafts communities and our commitment to becoming a sustainable fashion brand.
Fabric Donations to the National Theatre
of Miskolc and to Universities
Reducing material waste and ensuring that our fabrics become utilised at their most is at the core of our sustainability approach.
In 2019, we donated 565 meters of fabric to the National Theatre of Miskolc, and will continue to donate deadstock Nanushka material to venues that are keen to join the green theatre movement.
We have also donated fabrics to design faculties, including the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and the University of Óbuda.
The materials we choose directly impact the longevity and durability of our clothes, the way they can be cared for, as well as whether they become waste or part of a new cycle at the end of their use.
Supporting the future of children at the
Ottó Hermann Primary and Art Education School
At Nanushka, we believe that art is the essence of life — it inspires, uplifts and moves us. That is why we also believe that art, and the people who love art, need to be nurtured.
So, we have provided financial support to the Ottó Hermann Primary and Art Education School in Miskolc. The school has 153 art students, the majority of whom live just above the poverty line. We have donated 1 million HUF to cover tuition fees of pupils with financial difficulties, as well as to source art equipment and fund school excursions.
Nő a Siker Foundation
We donated 70 bags to Család és Karrier Pont, a Women in the Family and Workplace project that helps mothers reintegrate back into the labour market. We also gave personal styling advice for unemployed women in need as they prepared for job interviews.
We provided financial support to the non-profit organisation, Tarisznya Táborok, which works with children living in impoverished areas of Transylvania and Hungary. Tarisznya Táborok’s mission is to spark and mentor the interest of young people aged 10-14 in the sciences, such as social sciences, engineering and natural sciences.
Magyar Cserkészszövetség | Hungarian Scout Association
We provided 500.000 HUF of financial support to the Hungarian Jamboree Contingent 2019. This young group of scouts were then able to travel to the World Scout Jamboree in the US in 2019.