Marvel teams with The Prince’s Trust to give aspiring designers their first break

Marvel has announced the launch of its first ever Marvel & The Prince’s Trust collection, created in collaboration with the youth charity.

Disney partnered with The Prince’s Trust on a two-week programme to give young aspiring designers the opportunity to break into the world of fashion and product design by pairing each participant with a mentor and hosting a series of exclusive, in-depth workshops.

This culminated in the aspiring designers creating two Marvel-inspired product ranges. The first, which spotlights Marvel’s The Avengers, features products with design influences from American street culture and sports after exploring current trends in the market, taking into consideration the themes of inclusivity as well as being inspired by the teamwork of Marvel’s super heroes. The collection will be available to purchase from The Disney Store and online from today at shopDisney.co.uk in the UK and across Europe.

This gender neutral collection features a range of products including The Prince’s Trust Avengers Hooded Sweatshirt (£45), The Prince’s Trust Marvel Avengers Backpack (£38), The Prince’s Trust Marvel Avengers Beanie (£20), and The Princes Trust Leather Journal and Pen (£40).

This year’s course, Get Started in Product Design with Marvel, was the first in the three-year partnership focused on providing nine young people, aged 16-30, with the change to design two Marvel product ranges with the support and mentorship of Disney’s designers.

The second range, celebrating female super heroes from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will go on sale later in the year – also exclusively on shopDisney.

 

 

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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