Emerging Designers

Fashion Foundry is in development phase, with the aim to launch it’s 5th Season in Autumn 2019.

Emerging Designers are paired with a creative mentor and coach chosen to help provide a tailored programme of support allowing the designer time, space and industry expertise to develop their brand and build their business. 

Benefits

  • Desk Space in Fashion Foundry Studio - Located in South Block, Glasgow.

  • 24/7 Access to Studio & Sampling Room - Allowing you to design, develop and make prototypes and small production runs.

  • Go See Grant - £250 to attend a trade show or visit a showroom.

  • Maker Grant - £200 to spend with a manufacturer to assist with prototyping and range development.

  • Brand photography - Worth £500.

  • Coaching Sessions - Access to a performance coach who will help you take your next steps, and help to plan your personal and brand's development. Worth £500.

  • Creative Mentor Sessions - Regular individual sessions to look at areas such as range planning, brand positioning, quality & finish. Worth £500.

  • Group Business Workshops - Hosted by a range of business experts in areas such as branding, audience development, social media, e-commerce, crowdfunding & finance. Worth £500.

  • Individual / Bespoke Business Advice - from experts in areas such as Intellectual Property, Company structure, VAT, Exporting. Worth £500.

  • Networking opportunities.

Criteria

  • You must be a fashion or fashion accessories designer

  • Your business must be registered in Scotland as a Sole Trader, Partnership, Social Enterprise or Limited Company.

  • You must be able to dedicate a minimum of 3 full days a week in the Studio in Glasgow.

  • You must be able to attend all coaching, mentor and business sessions.

  • Agree to complete a progress report, an end of program survey and follow-up surveys.

  • Agree to press and promotion of your brand linked to fashion foundry.

 
LIONPALM. ALUMNI 2018. IMAGE BETHANY GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY

LIONPALM. ALUMNI 2018. IMAGE BETHANY GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY

The Foundry helped me to realise my own brand’s identity, so now I’ve found it I’ll just keep going and continue to grow the furthest I can.
— KIRSTY FREW, LIONPALM 2018
ANIKA H‎ÖPPEL ALUMNI 2018. IMAGE BETHANY GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY

ANIKA H‎ÖPPEL ALUMNI 2018. IMAGE BETHANY GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY

My Mentor, Mairi McDonald, has been really supportive, realistic, she’s got that commercial eye and that experience with her own brand. She has also been the voice of reason when I’ve been trying to do too much.
— ANIKA H‎ÖPPEL, ANIKA H‎ÖPPEL 2018