The Blankfaces: Reversing Social Decay – Glasgow City Council
Posted on 30th September, 2021
The Blankfaces, based in Glasgow, is the UK’s first fashion label aimed at ending homelessness. Formed in 2016, from modest beginnings near the city’s famous Barrowland Ballroom, the social enterprise has grown to become a vibrant element of Glasgow’s fashion sector.
Each of their designs is inspired or created by a homeless person, this inspiration then forms the backbone of their range. The products is available to view and buy online, or at their store on Great Western Road, which was supported by a grant from the Council’s Co-operative & Social Enterprise Fund in 2019/20. The Blankfaces also work with fashion students in Glasgow, who donate their time to help run design and production classes with the homeless community.