FASHION++

Our peer-to-peer accelerator programme for East London fashion entrepreneurs

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INTRODUCING… FASHION++,
A BRAND NEW BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMME
FOR CHALLENGER FASHION BRANDS
READY TO RAISE THEIR GAME

Are you a startup fashion brand challenging the way we view, buy and experience fashion? Are you ready to take your business to the next level?

We are delighted to bring you our first fashion-focused Echo++ accelerator programme, co-designed with London College of Fashion, and created to give challenger fashion brands a unique opportunity to attain the resources, strategies and networks you need to grow and lead a successful enterprise.

Fashion++ is a four-week intensive programme running over four Saturdays: 27th January and 3rd, 10th and 17th February.

Who is this programme for?

We’re looking for startup fashion labels who are re-writing the rules on how we view, buy and experience fashion. Are you challenging the way fashion is produced and promoted like Birdsong with their ‘No Sweatshop, No Photoshop’ stance? Or bringing a co-creative approach to fashion like sustainable label Wool and the Gang whose customers purchase designs to knit at home? Perhaps you’re a small boutique making waves selling re-worked vintage via ASOS Marketplace? Or using fashion to forge connection and community offline like Heroine London?

To be eligible for this programme, you will be…

  • An East London-based* fashion business that is challenging an aspect of the fashion industry – for example, the production and / or design process, the customer relationship, the shopping experience or something else. (*we will have a limited number of places available for businesses outside East London)
  • Eager to refine what you do (product / service offer) and how you do it (process / strategy / communication)
  • Able to evidence that you have a defined product or service being delivered, an existing online presence, and an established customer base.

What will I get?

  • An individual business growth road-map
  • Guest talks – learn from the highs & lows of other fashion businesses and understand the important relationships you’ll need to build with key stakeholders working in fashion
  • Interactive workshops with industry experts to move your marketing, PR, sales funnel and other strategic challenges forward
  • Introductions to experts in customer experience, finance, legals & more for 1:1 support
  • A chance to pitch to an industry panel – receive concrete feedback and bag some Echo prizes
  • A peer network of like-minded people to join you on your business journey
  • Access to the wider Echo network of 4500+ businesses and professionals – tap into valuable skills, assets and expertise – and create champions for your business

How much does it cost?

As with all Echo++ programmes, there’s no money involved: our programme is paid for, and powered by, the skills and knowledge shared and connections and collaborations created among our members – learn more

How do I apply?

If you’re ready to join an inspiring community of creative entrepreneurs and take your business to the next level, this programme is for you!

Apply by midnight on Thursday 4th January 2018. Fashion++ is designed with a smaller cohort in mind and places will be limited, so do not hesitate to apply if this programme resonates with your needs.

See what Echo++ can do for your business