The Threads Accelerator, a fashion SME programme presented by marketing agency Nonzero and Standard Bank, has entered its second stage. Twelve fashion entrepreneurs - three each from Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town - have embarked on a 12-week programme designed to turn their fashion brands into fashion businesses.
As part of the program, regional 2-day field trips are organized where all 12 candidates are taken to a key region of South Africa in an effort to re-instate the "Proudly South African" narrative. On the 11th and 12th December, the first field trip took place in the Eastern Cape and was themed around manufacturing and supply-chain, and was spearheaded by Mercedes-Benz...
Automotive Business Review
Threads - Stitched by Standard Bank, is a 12-week accelerator programme designed to develop fashion entrepreneurs businesses to the point of becoming successful and profitable enterprises. It is open to fashion entrepreneurs with an existing business operating in South Africa, and focuses on the business operations of fashion enterprise.
This was the message from global fashion guru David Tlale to the 12 design entrepreneurs who are part of the national Threads Stitched by Standard Bank Competition. The four-month contest, which began at the end of October and concludes in March, will see the 12 acquire business management and marketing skills from the Universita Cattolica of Milan in a part-time 12-week programme.
Daily Sun Gauteng
Thabo Makhetha is well known in the industry for her Basotho-inspired Kobo collection. She told SunBuzz it all started when she couldn't find a job after her studies..
East London designer Yamkela Lize, owner of Refined Revolt which manufactures clothes and handbags, has been chosen as one of the Top hopefuls in Threads Stitched by Standard Bank competition...
North Eastern Tribune
Twelve South African fashion industry creatives have been selected to participate in the Threads Accelerator programme, which kicked off in October. The creatives were selected from over 400 entries received across the country and they will participate in the inaugural Threads programme...
Fashion entrepreneur Junior Mmotla describes his entrepreneurial journey in the fashion industry as an adventure complemented by hectic experiences...
Two Bay fashion designers have made it into the top 12 of a national fashion accelerator programme aimed at teaching them business skills to match their creative flair.
Threads Stitched by Standard bank revealed their 12 fashion entrepreneurs who will take part at the first edition of the Business of Fashion Acceleration Program. From the 400 applications received, only 12 of them were selected to represent the inspiring diversity of the South African fashion aesthetic - from designers of maternity wear, modesty wear and luxury women ranges, to belts and handbag design houses and denim wear designers.