In December 2010, EFF launched EXCELLENCE IN ETHICAL FASHION, designed to offer outstanding training for fashion entrepreneurs and businesses combining ethical and commercial goals – towards success in both. The training builds on 5 years of research and and work by the EFF’s team of experts and practitioners. It aims to support and create the industry leaders of the future.
This BUSINESS EXCELLENCE session is presented by Tamsin Lejeune, Managing Director of Ethical Fashion Forum, with input from Sury Bagenal- former Head of Design, Ascension, and Alex Smith, fashion buying expert.
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This 1 hour 20 minute video resource includes an introduction into:
1. BUSINESS MODELS FOR ETHICAL FASHION
Introducing and analyzing the range of business models behind some of the most successful fashion businesses – and how these have integrated ethical with commercial goals and created the basis for sustainable growth.
2. FUNDING AND FINANCE FOR ETHICAL FASHION BUSINESS
An introduction to the range of funding and finance currently available for fashion businesses and initiatives with social and environmental goals. Including an overview of grant funding options and how to access them, finance for social enterprise, securing sponsorship, social investment, raising funds through patrons, sponsors, events, and other means.
3. SUCCESS THROUGH PATRONS AND PARTNERS
Learn how some of the most successful business models, particularly those at the cutting edge of the sustainable fashion business sector are building partnerships which open doors and transform opportunities. From the biggest corporate retailers linking with small business pioneers and social entrepreneurs to the most exciting designers partnering with leading suppliers, learn how to make partnerships work for you from first steps to building long term win-win relationships.
4. LEARN FROM THE LEADERS- how the most successful brands in the ethical fashion sector have done it, and interviews with finance and business experts.
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