UforChange and AnnKM Host The Top Notch Challenge



For immediate release – Toronto, February 23rd, 2022 (http://uforchange.org/).

On March 29th, 2022, UFORCHANGE is set to virtually release, THE TOP NOTCH CHALLENGE – a fashion competition in partnership with ANNKM, where ten UFORCHANGE fashion alumni, were challenged to create garments, on a limited budget with sustainability at the forefront. Throughout the process, designers had to consider the environmental impact of each step – from the sourcing of materials to the fit of the garment – and in doing so, evaluate their intentions, as a means to truly work towards an inclusive and sustainable fashion future.

The presentation that was filmed in November (prior to the Omicron wave of COVID-19), was hosted by television personality, DEVO BROWN, saw the final five alumni present their work to a panel of top industry judges, including; ISABELLA BABOURY, National Fashion Executive; JESSICA PANETTA, Head Director of Conceptual Event Society and on-air fashion and beauty expert; MICHAEL ZOFFRANIERI, Designer at ZOFF and ANN KAPLAN, CEO and President of iFinance Canada Inc. 

Family, friends and supporters can witness the artistry of the young competitors and discover the winner of the challenge, by purchasing a ten-dollar ticket that will provide them with an access link to the video of the competition, once it is released. Proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to UFORCHANGE. The winner will have the opportunity to launch their designs on ANNKM – a contemporary, socially conscious fashion platform – and secure mentorships with the leaders and change-makers of the industry. 

To purchase tickets, please visit here.

To watch a sizzle reel of THE TOP NOTCH CHALLENGE, please visit here.

About UforChange

UforChange provides young people, ages 16-29, with a combination of creative, practical and soft skills that will help them develop career paths, as well as a supportive and collaborative environment.  Its Core Arts Program offers fashion, photography, DJ’ing, graphic design and web development, to 50 young people every year and another 350 youth are empowered annually, through workshops and mentorships.


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Published: February 23 2022  |  Author: annkmadmin  |  Tagged: inclusion, inclusivity, sustainability, uforchange