Helping Lorraine Keane and Oxfam Ireland Launch Fashion Relief TV
When COVID-19 hit, Axonista was able to help a highly-anticipated fundraising campaign to pivot and become a shoppable video event.
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the global events calendar. Since the outbreak began, a huge number of high profile shows, music festivals and sporting events have been postponed or cancelled indefinitely. A series of events that had been severely impacted was sustainable fashion fundraiser ‘Fashion Relief 2020’ supported by Oxfam Ireland. However, using Axonista’s interactive video platform Ediflo, this event has been able to pivot to digital and raise vital funds for a great cause.
Founded in 2018 by Irish broadcaster, Lorraine Keane in partnership with Oxfam, Fashion Relief has become one of Ireland’s biggest fashion fundraisers. Fashion Relief offers people the unique opportunity to “bag a bargain from the wardrobe of their style icon or beloved brand, boutique or designer”.
The first Fashion Relief took place in Dublin’s RDS in May 2018 and has since gone nationwide, with annual events in Dublin, Cork and Galway. To date, over €200,000 has been raised by Fashion Relief. These funds have all gone into supporting Oxfam’s work in some of the world’s most poverty-stricken countries. Oxfam also provides vital aid to countries affected by disaster.
Pivoting from Offline Event to Online Shoppable Video
2020 was shaping up to be the charity’s biggest year yet when COVID-19 restrictions disrupted their entire schedule. When this occurred, Lorraine and Oxfam reached out to Axonista to look at how Ediflo, our award-winning interactive video platform, could bring the event online. Together, Fashion Relief and Oxfam wanted to translate the catwalks, rails and product demonstrations to the small screen and allow viewers to shop from the comfort of their own homes.
Having endured a string of cancellations, Fashion Relief and Oxfam Ireland was able to harness the power of video and reach an even larger online audience. The team at Fashion Relief worked hard in lockdown to create the video assets which were then curated in Ediflo. A number of interactive features and ecommerce functionalities have transformed Fashion Relief into an end-to-end video shopping experience – Fashion Relief TV.
Providing a Shoppable Video Solution – Fashion Relief TV
On the 12th of June 2020, Fashion Relief is launching Fashion Relief TV. Built on the Ediflo platform, Fashion Relief TV is an always-on shoppable video platform that enables viewers to watch back and shop at any time. Each 30 minute programme allows viewers to click and buy from any device.
Fashion Relief TV enables the campaign team to open up a much more active online schedule. Each week, the Fashion Relief TV team will produce a new edition of the show that will go live on Fridays at 7.00pm. Fashion Relief plans on adding new hand-picked clothes, accessories and shoes which can be purchased right from the video player and posted directly to consumers.
Founder of Fashion Relief, Lorraine Keane, shared her thoughts on the turnaround of events. “It was such a disappointment to have to postpone the rest of our Fashion Relief 2020 events after so much preparation, so we are delighted to be partnering with Axonista to bring Fashion Relief straight to an online audience.”
Axonista’s CEO Claire also spoke of what providing a solution to such a great cause has meant to Axonista. “We were delighted to bring our interactive video technology to the aid of Fashion Relief. We’ve learned a lot about shoppable video through our work with global brands like QVC and the Home Shopping Network. This campaign is truly remarkable, both for its inherent sustainability and meaningful impact on communities ravaged by climate change, who need our support now more than ever.”
At Axonista, we’re very proud to have been able to help both Fashion Relief and Oxfam Ireland. To see the product in action and lend your support to Oxfam’s mission you can visit Fashion Relief TV.
Want to read some more about how our technology is helping customers embrace video interactivity and shoppable video? Visit ediflo.tv/blog/the-ifi-player-case-study and see how Irish Film Institute’s extensive Irish film collection was brought online thanks to Ediflo.