Fresh Start - Designer Development Program

We are looking for the next participant in our Fresh Start Designer Development Program. This is an incredible opportunity for an emerging designer to get support and exposure while they design pieces to sell in Fresh Collective boutiques.

Please use #FCfreshstart on Facebook, twitter and instagram and review the blog posts on the Fresh Collective blog to see Alanna Klatt's experience in the first run of this program and be sure it's a fit for you.

What we are looking for in a designer to work with:

Technical expertise - We offer our clients high quality products and we expect any designer we work with would have a certain level of expertise.

Business sense - Independent designers are entrepreneurs and succeed with us when they understand all that's involved in running a successful business.

Marketing expertise - Successful independent designers connect with potential customer on social media and understand how to communicate in engaging ways in pictures and words.

Great personality - You are the face of your brand and whether representing it to clients or to the media, you are articulate and poised. As well, as a business person, you follow through on deadlines and promises.

Your application is the first opportunity to demonstrate these qualities, so keep them in mind as you fill out the application.


Our goals with this program:
1) To support emerging designers in creating best selling products to sell with us.
2) To create long term relationships with the designers who participate in the program.
3) To innovate the model of how fashion is designed and produced, and build a new more profitable business model for independent designers.

By submitting your application, you agree to allow Fresh Collective to publish any part or whole of your application. The public is involved in selecting the participant, and involved in voting on the garments produced.

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2015. Program will take place over the following 6 months.

In addition to this application, email 5 photos of your best designs plus a professional headshot of yourself to media@freshcollective.com.
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