Building a Business in Fashion and Textiles
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Building a Business in Fashion and Textiles

Building a Business in Fashion and Textiles

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Newcastle City Library

33 New Bridge Street West

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Building a Business in Fashion and Textiles

There are just three essentials in life: food, shelter and looking great! The world of fashion, costume, textiles, dressmaking, accessories and design is a world rich in opportunity for anyone with creative skills and interests.

Building a Business in Fashion and Textiles

This full day event of networking, discovery and fun is for anyone who’d like to grab the opportunity to build a future from their interest in fashion by the lapels! So if you’re a designer, maker, textile artist or student working in these areas, or you’re simply attracted by the idea of starting or growing a business then join us.

We’ll introduce you to people with stories to tell about how they built fashion and textiles businesses from their ideas and about the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

This event is brought to you by a host of organisations with many years’ experience of supporting creative businesses. There will be workshops on:    

  • Trend forecasting - Clare and Emily of Trend Bible
  • Protecting creativity – Aude Charillon of the Newcastle Library IP and Business Centre
  • Using mood boards to create a brand identity - Astrid Blake of Alice & Astrid
  • Access To Finance - Ready to start up or scale up? – Damian Baetens of Transmit Enterprise
  • Finding opportunities in fashion and textiles - Jane Shaw of Weave
  • Building an online presence and the value of branding – Polly Westergaard of Design Network North
  • Have you got what it takes to start a business – Janine Marshall of RTC North and Jane Shaw of Weave

Weave is a social enterprise that brings designers and makers together in its maker-Space. The team will be on hand to help you plan how to get your samples made up and designs into production.

On top of all this, find out how to get involved with the newly launched Fashion and Textiles Network and other sources of support.

 

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