The National Cultural Foundation
St. James, Barbados
For Budding and Established Designers of: Accessories, Apparel, Clothing, and Textiles
ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
Fashion-EDGE (Educating, Developing, Growing, Entrepreneurs). This programme has been designed to cluster a group of local designers who will work closely with a head design consultant at the Caribbean Market Center to develop multiple capsule collections for export and e-commerce activities locally, regionally and internationally.
This call will focus on developing a fashion production system which will run at full capacity for over eighteen months, where participants will have the opportunity to work in an Eco-system that supports output.
The programme will comprise of production for sales and support for skills and design development.
Ø Patterns Development
Ø Merchandising (virtual and visual)
Ø Drop shipping/Exporting, Terms and Conditions
The Call is for participants (with designing experience between 3-10 years) as follows:
Ø Fashion Designers
Ø Sketch designers (design concept building)
Ø Pattern makers
Ø Production Assistants
Whilst having the opportunity to focus in on the areas which they wish to transition into as their area of expertise, participants will develop new skills. Local designers and small producers will be available to satisfy the markets with quality designs, finishes and packaged brands locally, regionally and internationally.
WHO IS THIS ACCELERATOR FOR?
All approved entities or individuals must be willing to allow for monitoring and evaluation for impact assessment for up to 12 months after the close of the programme and to allow for publishing of non-sensitive business information for programme promotional and development purposes.
WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE?
The programme will include the following topics:
WHERE WILL THE PROGRAMME TAKE PLACE?
The accelerator programme will take place at the Caribbean Market Center located at 4B Building 7 Newton Industrial Estate, Newton Christ Church Barbados.
To participate in this NCF/CMC E.D.G.E Barbados Fashion Cluster supported by the Caribbean Export Development Agency, participants are asked to complete the online application form by August 19th, 2020 and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by: NCF Marketing