In 2012 the IAF Education Committee will focus on the relaunch of the IAF International Student Awards in collaboration with Fashion Education Network (part of the FashionUnited group). Currently, the IAF and Fashion Education Network are in the advanced stages of enrolling three global apparel brands in providing the winners of the IAF International Student Awards with a prestigious internship. The IAF Education Committee has been expanded and representatives from both educational institutes and global companies are a part of this committee. We aim to be able to award the IAF International Student Award 2012 at the end of the year, as a great Christmas present for three very talented students. The new set up of the award was presented to the IAF Board of Directors during the IAF World Apparel Convention in Oporto on 25 September 2012.