Silk ties that are just the job

TM Lewin partners with the Prince’s Trust to support young designers

With an eclectic industry roster that includes Kelly Hoppen and Zandra Rhodes, the Prince’s Trust’s Tomorrow campaign – set up in May 2012 to help tackle record youth unemployment – has been an intriguing prospect. Six respected British talents are each paired with a young person to help them take a product from conception to market.

Thus far, interior designer Hoppen and 28-year-old Fay Martin have come up with an embroidered cushion and throw, and beauty maven Liz Earle and 26-year-old Rebecca Taylor have collaborated on a rose- and lavender-based face cleanser. Meanwhile, a line of silk ties (first picture), handkerchiefs (second picture) and sculptural cuff links by 25-year-old Anthony Aitman and fashion designer Wayne Hemingway will go on sale in March at TM Lewin. All profits will benefit the Trust’s schemes to support disadvantaged young people into work or training.

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