The design and fashion industry gets a longed-for educational platform

During 2017, a pilot trial for the education platform, called Fashion Business Academy will be launched for design and fashion companies. The focus areas are internationalization, law, sustainability, market intelligence, digitalization and communication. Founders and initiators are Agenturföretagen/Trade Partners Sweden and Swedish Fashion Council.

Thanks to the support provided by Tillväxtverket, the pilot education can be heavily subsidized. In that way, the support for a positive industry development and a strong national growth will take place. The program, that started to take form in August 2016 at Stockholm Fashion District, will additionally cover a broader knowledge based set-up with independent seminar series and workshops.

“The need for business insight and expert support is great for the Swedish fashion industry, and we are proud to be able to create such a strong platform that meet these needs. Fashion Business Academy and Stockholm Fashion District will be a physical meeting point for the industry”, Helena Waker, program director for Fashion Business Academy and CEO for Agenturföretagen/Trade Partners Sweden and Stockholm Fashion District, says.

Fashion Business Academy will also cover match making between experts within the focus areas and the 7 newly established fashion brands that are the winners of Swedish Fashion Talents 2017, which is run by Swedish Fashion Council.

“We have looked for a possibility for quite some time to support the winners of Swedish Fashion Talents even further, and now we have found a forum for that within Fashion Business Academy. To be able to receive consultation by a few of Sweden’s most prominent experts will be inestimable for the new design driven fashion brands that are at the beginning of their careers”, Elin Frendberg, CEO Swedish Fashion Council, says.

 

For more information, please contact:

Helena Waker, program director for Fashion Business Academy and CEO for Agenturföretagen/Trade Partners Sweden and Stockholm Fashion District, 0706-607 08 34, helena(at)agenturforetagen.se

Elin Frendberg, CEO Swedish Fashion Council, 0733-55 06 38, elin(at)swedishfashioncouncil.se

 

Agenturföretagen/Trade Partners Sweden is a member owned branch organization with 650 company members, primarily within fashion and design. Agenturföretagen has founded and run Stockholm Fashion District.

Swedish Fashion Council is an independent branch owned forum with the aim to follow the fashion development and support, strengthen, boost, inspire and develop fashion companies to become competitive.

 

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