About us

Fashion Foundry provides business support for fashion and accessory designers in Scotland.

Fashion Foundry was established in 2012 as a sector-specific fashion and textiles business talent hub and incubator. We support the creative and commercial development of the sector in Scotland.

Supported by Creative Scotland, the programme focuses on accelerating the growth of talent in fashion and textiles in Scotland.

The globally renowned Art & Design Colleges in Scotland have always produced fashion designers who have gone on to have international careers in their own right or by working in some of the biggest fashion houses, retailers & manufacturers. Fashion commerce has historically been based around the established centres of London, Paris, New York and Milan. Today the customer base is global, and brands are choosing to base themselves elsewhere and sell internationally. Scotland is a great option in terms of talent and infrastructure to build a business and have access to market.

To date, we have supported the business development of 21 brands through our Emerging Designer studio residency program and 5 more established designers on our Changing Gear programme. You can find out more about them on our designer profile page.

We host a series of events and practical workshops around topics such as crowdfunding, production, pricing, exporting, selling and marketing as well as designer talks that are open to anyone to attend.

If you are a fashion designer or small company that needs support in starting or developing your business, please contact us.

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