Each year, Japanese NPO Dear Me runs a fashion show for underprivileged children in the Philippines, making the catwalk a source of positivity for the future. Participants' own designs are upcycled by NPO staff from donated garments. Dear Me founder Nishigawa Ayumi also runs a free fashion school to give local young people a route out of poverty and into jobs with her own Japan-based ethical fashion brand. Follow this unique initiative making dreams reality through the power of fashion.
The organization hosts fashion shows for local young people aged 3 to 18
Participants take to the catwalk wearing clothes they designed for themselves
The most recent show saw 58 participants strutting their stuff
The NPO also runs a fashion school for local young people