“Cool idea with a cool t-shirt”
“Being a mother myself, I’m so pleased to be part of such an amazing cause which has helped thousands of children with genetic disorders and their families over the last 21 years. Helping to judge the Jeans for Genes t-shirt design competition is just a small way I can use my own fashion expertise to help those affected. Do buy this year’s fantastic t-shirt and join me in your jeans to support Jeans for Day on 23rd September.”
"Supporting Jeans for Genes feels like the most natural thing for me to do. It appeals to my two great obsessions in life, my children and denim! I have two lovely children who both have a rare form of arrhythmia. I'm very lucky. The condition was diagnosed early, is under control with medication and they lead normal lives. We're now in the hands of geneticists to try to establish a cause. Others are not so lucky. Genetic defects can cause far more serious life-limiting conditions for children and they and their families need all the emotional and practical support they can get. Nothing could be easier than than showing your support by wearing a pair of jeans - choosing which pair may be a little harder however (I did say I was obsessed...)."
Maurice is the Head of Fashion for ES Magazine and the Evening Standard. Throughout his career he’s worked on numerous fashion publications, including Marie Claire, ELLE, and Red, and has been a member of the British Fashion Council since 1999. Maurice already sits on the panels for the Scottish Fashion Awards, the Fashion Monitor Journalism Awards, the Graduate Fashion Awards and the British Fashion Awards – and now we’re delighted to welcome him to the Jeans for Genes Fashion Panel!
"We enjoy supporting Jeans for Genes day because of the incredible work they do; their innovation within the genetic disorder funding sector touches and improves the lives of many dealing with these conditions in many ways. Make sure you wear your jeans on the 23rd September and show your support for Jeans for Genes!"
“I’ve been involved with Jeans for Genes for 6 years now, and I’m so proud to be a part of the t-shirt design competition. I loved seeing all the initial designs and talking to the students about their ideas and giving them my feedback. I hope you will all join me in your t-shirt and favourite jeans on Friday 23rd September for 21 years of Jeans for Genes!”
“Being on the Jeans for Genes fashion panel is brilliant as I get to combine my passion for the charity with my love of fashion. This year’s limited edition t-shirt design is so striking and I love the idea of showing of your genes, I’ll certainly be bagging one of my own before they go!”
“Having experienced first-hand the everyday joy, but also struggles of having a sibling with a genetic disorder can bring, I’m delighted to be supporting, once again, Jeans for Genes. It’s a fantastic way to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause, and everyone can support, after all what could be easier than wearing a pair of jeans?!”
“I’m so proud to be on the Jeans for Genes fashion panel this year, which has involved the chance to judge some incredible designs by Glasgow School of Arts students. The winning creation is understated yet stylish and will look great on everyone, I’m sure it’s going to be a sell-out. I better buy mine now.”
“Jeans for Genes Day helps to ensure that thousands of families across the UK get the specialist support they need and deserve. It’s really simple for the public to get involved; all you need to do is wear a pair of jeans and you really can transform the lives of children with genetic disorders! I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s campaign, and am looking forward to wearing my jeans on the 23rd September”