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



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 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: 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th November 2018.

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 giving purpose-led producers a platform like Know the Origin?

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
  • 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 5000+ 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!

Applications for Fashion++ are now closed. We’ll be announcing new programmes soon.

See what Echo++ can do for your business