The definitive guide for fashion and textile entrepreneurs, artists, designers,
lecturers, teachers, students, and fashion and textile enthusiasts.
Starting your own business and working for yourself is without doubt very challenging,
it may mean forfeiting a stable income, job security, or it may be a case of wanting
to take greater control of your life rather than life taking control of you. Fashion and
Textile Business Entrepreneurship is an easy to read guide that is comprehensive
in providing valuable information, profiles, interviews, references and practical tips
relating to entrepreneurship in the Fashion and Textile industry. It guides you step
by step through the process of setting up your own venture, from starting up and
marketing, to establishing and expanding your business.
In addition, this book includes the Fashion and Textile Information Directory
providing a wealth of information, listing over 1000 entries:
• Business Advisory and Support Services
• Exhibition Organisers
• Fashion and Textile Exhibitions and Trade Fairs
• Grants, Awards, Finance and Funding Opportunities
• Legal Support; Museums, Research Centres, Collections and Galleries
• Organisations, Guilds, Networks and Associations
• Recruitment Agencies
• Trend Forecasting Services and Consultancies.
Featured throughout the book are profiles and exclusive interviews with many
successful, designers and business entrepreneurs such as fashion designer, Bora
Aksu; palmer // harding; textile designer Margo Selby; Gary Assim, known as the
Image Lawyer on social media; Wayne Hemingway, co-founder of Red or Dead and
Hemingway Designs; Brad Burton, founder of 4Networking; Jaana Jätyri, founder
and CEO of the Trend Forecasting Agency Trendstop.
Carol Brown is a lecturer in fashion and textiles, writer and designer. She has published
a wide range of articles relating to careers in fashion, trend forecasting, knitwear
design and business entrepreneurship nationally and internationally. She is the author
of several publications including Knitwear Design; Fashion and Textiles: The Essential
Careers Guide; The Fashion and Textile Information Directory and the Fashion and