Fashion DesigneR professional DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Part of Rightfully Sewn’s mission is to propel Kansas City fashion designers to market so they can supply the burgeoning demand for high-quality, American-produced garments. Our Fashion Designer Professional Development Program features two-year-long fashion designer residencies, public events and workshops geared to enriching designers of all ages, and curriculum alignment roundtables to area secondary and post-secondary educators.

FASHION DESIGNER RESIDENCIES

On a bi-annual basis, Rightfully Sewn awards five fashion designers residency status. Recipients must work predominantly in sewn product, have substantial online presence and experience in runway shows, and reside in the five-county Kansas City metropolitan area. They are selected by an external, credentialed panel of industry and community leaders via an application-based competition. The residency includes a full-ride scholarship to attend Kauffman FastTrac® NewVenture™ in order to develop a business plan, invitations to participate in promotional events, access to workshops and media opportunities, and more. Our next call for applications will take place in January 2018. Please sign up for our e-newsletter to receive notification. 

public events and workshops

Are you a young designer or new to the Kansas City area? We'd love to help you, too. We offer fabric trade shows, professional development workshops, speaker series, documentary screenings, and other related events to the fashion community at large. Check out our Fashion Calendar to see what's coming up and sign up for our e-newsletter to receive notification of all future opportunities. 

curriculum alignment

We are working with the Kansas State Department of Education to reintroduce sewing and fashion design in up to 455 high schools around the state. In addition, each year we convene secondary and post-secondary educators to discuss curricula alignment based on industry feedback, thereby creating a solid pipeline of talent and job connections. 


2016-2017 Rightfully Sewn resident Designers 

Ami Beck, Dolyn Bags www.dolynbags.com Facebook: Dolyn Bags, LLC Twitter: @DOLYNBAGS Instagram: @dolynbags

Ami Beck, Dolyn Bags
www.dolynbags.com
Facebook: Dolyn Bags, LLC
Twitter: @DOLYNBAGS
Instagram: @dolynbags

Heidi Herrman www.heidiherrman.com Facebook: Heidi Herrman Design Twitter: @heidiherrman Instagram: @hherrman

Heidi Herrman
www.heidiherrman.com
Facebook: Heidi Herrman Design
Twitter: @heidiherrman
Instagram: @hherrman

Whitney Manney www.whitneymanney.com Facebook: Whitney Manney WM Twitter: @heywhithey Instagram: @whitneymanney

Whitney Manney
www.whitneymanney.com
Facebook: Whitney Manney WM
Twitter: @heywhithey
Instagram: @whitneymanney

Sarah Nelsen www.sarah-nelsen.com Facebook: WearSarahNelsen Twitter: @SarahNelsen Instagram: @sarahnelsen

Sarah Nelsen
www.sarah-nelsen.com
Facebook: WearSarahNelsen
Twitter: @SarahNelsen
Instagram: @sarahnelsen

Kate Nickols, Kathryn Lee Bridal www.kathrynleebridal.com Facebook: Kathryn Lee Bridal Instagram: @kathrynleebridal

Kate Nickols, Kathryn Lee Bridal
www.kathrynleebridal.com
Facebook: Kathryn Lee Bridal
Instagram: @kathrynleebridal

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