Phannatiq Launches 3D Printed Necklace in Support of Southall Black Sisters
“We are delighted and grateful that phannatiq are supporting our work on tackling violence against women and children in minorities communities. It will help save lives and empower women to take control of their own destinies” Dr Hannana Siddiqui
phannatiq’s new Screw U necklace is a simple, symbolic visual joke. It was designed in response to demand for a pendant similar to the one sported by Holtzmann in the recent Ghostbusters reboot.
The necklace launches on 25 November, at Lights of Soho, with a campaign fronted by Munroe Bergdorf to kick start the UN Women’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.
Screw U is the first and only phannatiq product to draw outside inspiration, so designer Anna Skodbo decided to do something very different with it: “Because Screw U follows on from someone else’s original design, I decided that the profits would go to charity. I cast around for someone suitable and found Southall Black Sisters. They go all-out to tackle domestic and gender violence, both locally and nationally. Basically, they kick ass.”
80% of the profits from every Screw U necklace go to Southall Black Sisters. As will 10% on all phannatiq clothes sales at the 25 November launch event.
Screw U costs £20 and is available on the night or from shop.phannatiq.com in four colours: black, grey, orange or colour-change green/yellow PLA. The necklace is custom 3D printed in Walthamstow.
Cross-genre clothing brand phannatiq has been throwing a sideways look at sartorial provisions for the world’s pavement populations since 2010. Its irreverent adherence to social stereotypes has amassed it a following unbounded by traditional attitudes.
Brand Director and Textile Designer Anna Skodbo, herself a passionate fan and observer of style and self expression, celebrates that phannatiq has grown to reflect her own ‘clothes for people’ attitude to dressing, successfully rethinking gender and sizing indications across the range and encouraging experiments with body-fit.
Renowned for its signature urban disruption patterns, applied through traditional screen-printing techniques, phannatiq has long drawn on London’s domestic and industrial landscapes in the creation of their textiles; introducing a visual texture that sits comfortably within any occasion while offering some surprising discoveries amongst the striking collages.
As ethical as they are enjoyable, phannatiq’s garments reflect a core commitment to responsible employment and sustainable manufacture while eschewing seasonal collections for a reliable offering of timeless pieces that transcend the call for wardrobe refresh. phannatiq.com
Images sponsored by Munroe Bergdorf, Photographer Lucy Brown