Event Recap: Ethical Fashion Business Boot Camp

The Fashion Portfolio Academy is becoming known for the resources that they provide to up and coming designers who want to launch their own brand and achieve success.  Many of her students are not interested in the expense and time that a four year degree requires. These designers have the talent, brains, and passion to launch their own brand but are looking for a little guidance to fine tune and get the most out of their efforts.

We attended the 4 hour Boot Camp intensive at Ripley Grier Studios, which is designed to introduced us to the essential strategies and fashion business planning skills for a smooth start-up. We were show the key aspects of planning a fashion business from award winning fashion designer Francisca Pineda.

Through her personal stories, we learned exactly how she launched with limited capital and became an international wholesale fashion business and covered by WWD all in her first year of launch. We worked through her learner-driven, action-focused worksheets,  a clear step-by-step action plan to launch a successful fashion enterprise.

Although Francisca’s background is in ECO Fashion, it was general enough to guide anyone looking to start a retail business.

Read Francisca’s interview on the Bott Blog here.

For more details, visit the site


Are you interested in learning how to paint your own design on silk, make your own jewelry and weave your own fabric?  This October 2014, join her fabulous hands-on fashion workshop right on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica!   

At this week-long tropical retreat , you will learn from artisan collaboration, hand painting and weaving, creating your own gorgeous fashion pieces while enjoying the breeze from their stunning beach escape.  Additionally, you will explore the many options to turn your passion in ethical fashion into a career or philanthropic venture, get clear on your individual and career goals while marveling in the shade of exotic gardens, beaches, and lush mountains. . An experience that is more that just “inspirational” but lasting and truly impactful.

Workshop fee includes all materials, and breakfast. Reserve your place now as space is limited to 6 attendees.

Reserve your spot at info@ethicalfashionacademy.com

Or learn more on their Facebook page


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