Fashioned In Glasgow is a new venture by partners Aimee McBride and Alison Malcolm, who are both lecturers on fashion courses at Glasgow Kelvin College teaching the many facets of fashion, Business Enterprise, Commercial Fashion Design/Illustration, C.A.D for fashion, Industrial Garment Manufacture, Retail and Pattern Construction.
Having just successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign to help bring the concept to fruition, the team are off and running.
Fashioned in Glasgow will offer a complete support service for fashion start ups in and around Glasgow. Specifically looking to work with fashion businesses in their first to fifth year of start-up, providing studio space with access to industrial machinery, and cutting space, as well as an onsite manufacturing facility.
Fashioned in Glasgow will provide business support and mentoring to its residents as well as to a membership, including specialist workshops, one to one mentoring and networking. Aimee and Alison have strong social objectives, developing entrepreneurialism by providing affordable accommodation and a support service for fashion start-ups, creating employment opportunities and industrial work experience for fashion students.
The studios and factory will (from October 2016) be based on the first floor of the Mercat Building at Glasgow Cross. Residents have access to discounted fabrics, and a discounted rate for small production runs. The factory will offer pattern cutting, sampling, grading and production runs from as little as 1 to 500+.
Speaking to Aimee and Alison their focus is now on reaching out to fashion start-ups as well as established businesses to see if they can support and or work in partnership with companies that actively want to support Scottish manufacturing. If you’d like to find out more their website has all the details about costs of residency and membership, what’s involved and how they can help.
Fashioned In Glasgow