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Every Saturday for three weeks from 12 May, 10.45am-4pm

Are you thinking of setting up or looking to grow a small fashion enterprise? These three workshops for designer-makers and entrepreneurs introduce crucial tools for planning and developing a successful fashion business with the guidance of industry experts.

Each workshop includes course materials, a light lunch and afternoon tea or coffee in the Fashion and Textile Museum café.

Price: Whole series £250 +VAT or individual workshops £100 +VAT
Early-bird discount: 20% off on all bookings made before 27 April

Booking Information

To book your place contact the museum on 020 7407 8664, email: info@ftmlondon.org or pay online (+£1 booking fee).

Workshops (incl VAT + £1 booking fee)


Workshop 1: Is Your Business Fit for Business?
Saturday 12 May, 10.45am–4pm
Understand how the fashion industry works, the roles within it and where your business could fit. Learn the importance of research, how to go about it and then use it to develop a business plan. This module gives an overview and sets out the key elements that should be included in a business plan.
Price £100 +VAT 

Workshop 2: Building the Brand
Saturday 19 May, 10.45am–4pm
Understand the importance of branding: choosing a name, developing a unique selling point and narrative, and developing a design brief for your brand logo.
Price £100 +VAT

Workshop 3: Developing and Selling Product

Saturday 26 May, 10.45am–4pm
This workshop focuses on getting your product sold: different routes to market; wholesale versus retail; how buyers work; the fashion seasons; cost and selling prices; and, how to meet and present to buyers.
Price £100 +VAT


Workshops delivered by Fashion Angel on behalf of the Fashion and Textile Museum and Newham College London

Alison Lewy is a social entrepreneur and founder of Fashion Angel. She ran her own design and manufacturing business for 15 years producing under her own label as well as consulting for designers including Matthew Williamson and Preen. Morag Wood has worked in a number of high profile communication roles over the last 20 years including the Millennium Commission, The Natural History Museum and the London Development Agency.



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