Ethical Fashion Initiative just introduced its new Designer Academy for young designers and brands who want to learn about the business of – sustainable and ethical fashion. While the EFI Designer Accelerator is an intensive program that offers business and production support, the Designer Academy is a two-year program that allows growing brands to join the EFI network through a rich journey of mentorship with top industry professionals.

The Designer Academy is for designers and brands who want to learn how to run a successful, sustainable brand and how to take their business to the next level. Beginning this July, the selected brands will benefit from:

Regular one-on-one mentoring sessions;
– Monthly masterclasses led by top industry professionals;
– Access to the rich EFI Masterclasses archives.
– Direct To Consumer – Strategy, Outreach & Impact Masterclass by Nicky Adamo, Founder of The Natural Edition.

Applications for the EFI Designer Academy are now open to fashion brands (RTW, Accessories, Jewellery, and/or Footwear) that incorporate sustainable practices and operate in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Kenya, Mali, and Uganda.

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