WFO® Guide to working with REGENTS
Who are World Fashion Organization Regents?

WFO-LOGO.gif World Fashion Organization Regents are well-known personalities willing to do their utmost to mobilize support for fashion industry among the general public and within their industry. These volunteers have a unique ability to touch people’s hearts with their passion and commitment.

Some have worked with World Fashion Organization for a long time, demonstrating a high level of commitment to fashion industry and to the organization. Most represent specialized fields in the fashion, arts, sports and contemporary culture.

WFO International Regents are globally-known personalities recruited by World Fashion Organization Headquarters to work on campaigns around the world. In addition, hundreds of celebrities with a high profile at the national or regional level are affiliated with World Fashion Organization WFO Regional Offices and WFO National and Regional Chapters namely World Fashion Associations.

Regents are chosen because they:

  • Demonstrate an active commitment to promoting the rights of fashion industry and to furthering World Fashion Organization’s mission in building a world fit for Fashion for Peace.

  • Are committed to the values and principles set forth in the WFO Charter and other humanitarian guidelines championed by World Fashion Organization.

  • Exemplify good citizenship and are passionate, courageous, inspiring, caring, principled, credible, and capable of acting as influential advocates for fashion industry.

  • Demonstrate leadership in their professions and a willingness to use their professional prestige and networks to promote the cause of fashion industry.

  • Represent positive role models for young people in particular.

  • Are articulate and genuinely interested in the issues, and willing to learn more through briefings and field visits, sometimes those involving difficult circumstances.

  • In addition to ascertaining how well candidates meet the Regent criteria above, several qualities are considered:
  • Ability to reach specific audiences, including young people. Factors such as age, current following and previous work are considered.

  • Special talents and experience and a willingness to contribute to activities such as public awareness on fashion for the peace, promoting causes or influencing public officials. For example, sports and mass-media celebrities may be particularly suited to disseminate messages to young people, whereas academics may be adept at influencing supporters and policy makers. Political people may prove to be an asset with public awareness on fashion for the peace.

  • Reputation and integrity. World Fashion Organization looks for individuals who share the same goals and ideals.

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