Vlisco set to fund emerging fashion designers to become professionals
In an effort to develop and support upcoming tailors and designers, Vilsco is set to fund their careers with the aim of growing them to become established professionals.
Tagged ‘Vilsco Fashion Fund’, this is part of the brands initiative to invests in the African fashion industry.
It empowers women, men and young entrepreneurs, by creating a platform that connects Africa’s fashion talent and creativity with the knowledge and activities of Vlisco in the African and global fashion world.
According to a release, up and coming fashion enthusiasts with designing and sewing skills, aged between 20- 30 and reside in Nigeria, with not more than 5 years work experience can apply for the fund.
Applicants who apply to the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2019 stand a chance to compete and win support that will develop and strengthen their businesses through a Career Fund totaling the sum of€ 5000,-based on an investment plan and a 2 weeks couture master class abroad.
“Up and coming fashion enthusiasts with designing and sewing skills who are print-minded, reside in Nigeria, are between the ages of 20- 30 years, with not more than 5 years work experience, are encouraged to submit their CV, Portfolio (images not less than 3 and not more than 8) and short-long term business plan between August 1st–October 1st, 2019.
“All relevant details and instructions are available on their website.
The statement also stated that by submitting their application, applicants agree to be available for an interview and test at a location in Lagos (to be designated by Vlisco), between the 8thand 18th of October 2019 and are prepared to bear all costs incurred in doing so, if selected for this phase of the contest.
S8ince 1846, Vlisco has not only been creating unique textiles popularly known as Wax Hollandais, but also delibratly invests in the fashion value chain by providing platforms for creative expression and collaboration with the aim to engage, inspire and empower. Through the Vlisco Fashion Fund and it’s other initiatives in the fashion system, Vlisco remains committed to progressively pushing boundaries in the fashion industry.