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 Textile Suppliers.