The Ao Dai Festival is presented by Friends of Hue Foundation.
Friends of Hue Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit, tax-exempt, non-governmental organization, whose primary mission is to provide assistance to impoverished people and victims of natural disasters in Thua Thien Hue province of Central Vietnam.
Under the principles of empowerment and self-reliance, FHF has partnered with Fashion for Freedom, a social enterprise, to launch the Mending Communities Initiative. We recognize that, although poor and lacking in many resources, the Vietnamese people do not lack talent or skills. This initiative with harness local skills in embroidery, needle craft, and other artisanship; furthermore, we will connect village artisans to markets of the world by promoting and selling their creations through an e-commerce platform. With the help of a large network of volunteers, interns and staff, FHF is committed to providing a sustainable solution to alleviate poverty, by empowering the poor with the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century.