Fashion DesigneR 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 affordable, high-quality, American-produced garments. On a bi-annual basis, Rightfully Sewn will award 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.
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.
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