OUR MISSION is to give fashion designers and entrepreneurs the tools to enable them to connect their creativity with the entrepreneurial skills they need, to start up and grow sustainable fashion businesses.
Our key areas of fashion business support include:
• Fashion business mentoring
• Fashion industry workshops and networking events
• Fashion Angel Business Club
• Start Up Loans and access to finance for fashion businesses
• Consultancy for the private, corporate & public sector
The Fashion Angel Fashion Business Club gives our members free access to online resources including Design Create Sell – a guide starting and running a successful fashion business, a free supplier’s directory, as well as discounts on our mentoring and workshops and carefully selected partner offers.
With our proven track record, we are also engaged by prestigious organisations to manage and deliver their creative industry programmes. Clients include the Fashion and Textile Museum, British Library, UK Fashion and Textile Association, UK Trade & Industry, Enterprise Nation , The Creative Hub and many FE & HE education providers.
Private Investors also tap in to our expertise to assess the viability of potential investment opportunities in fashion brands.
We firmly believe in collaboration, and have forged strategic partnerships with education providers, business support organisations, trade bodies and industry.
Fashion Angel was founded in 2011 by Alison Lewy MBE, respected fashion industry expert and author of Design Create Sell – a guide to starting and running a fashion business. It sprang from her time as Commercial Director of the Fashion and Textile Museum, where she encountered a constant demand from graduates wanting to know how to start up a fashion business and established fashion brands wanting to grow and needing fashion sector specific support.
A natural and instinctive entrepreneur herself, Alison brings extensive industry knowledge to challenge the high failure rate of fashion businesses, often due as much to lack of business expertise and financial control, as to under-investment. Alison has handpicked a team of mentors and advisors whose different strengths together create a formidable creative, financial and strategic planning resource. Connect with Alison on LinkedIn.