Research on cancer shows that health and wellness is an important aspect of battling and surviving cancer which includes emotional support and finding hope and inspiration. FFC, in collaboration with the fashion community, is an important partner in providing that much-needed emotional support and provides ways to regain hope and inspiration. FFCs therapeutic workshops and seminars are offered free to cancer patients and survivors. These workshops and seminars use fashion- and design-related disciplines in a variety of activities that act as soothing therapy. Internationally-acclaimed fashion designers donate their time, studio space, and work with participants to create unique, one-of-a-kind designer products.
Research on the kind of creative therapies that FFC provides not only shows the connection to improved health outcomes, reduction of pain, and such physiological responses as reduction of blood pressure, more restful sleep, and boosting the immune system (Stuckey & Nobel, 2010), but helps cancer patients to express themselves through fashion and design creations and, in the process, allows them to turn their experiences into expressions, fears into fashion, and renewed hope into healing.
FFC in action
We invite you to get to know us better through the following videos of FFC workshops: