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Fashion360 is Australia's premier fashion accelerator program.

Welcome to Fashion360, our six-month intensive fashion accelerator program – the runway you need to propel your career globally. Transform your fashion label into a sustainable business and brand.  
 
QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has a background in transforming designers to establish successful and sustainable fashion businesses. Through the Fashion360 accelerator program you will learn about the industry from a holistic 360 perspective. The six-month intensive will have you market-ready and presenting your range in a runway showcase where you'll unveil your collection to a curate panel of fashion industry leaders. Receive world class mentoring, 24/7 access to the Stitch Lab with industrial facilities and participate in industry networking.

Fashion360 Program Highlights:

Australia's only fashion accelerator program
Fashion360 is a six-month program designed to equip early-stage fashion entrepreneurs with all the essentials required to execute and sustain a growing business. It comprises of weekly workshops and masterclasses covering a wide range of topics with industry experts. The program will conclude with a fashion showcase, where designers will pitch their business and collection to an exclusive panel of industry experts. Being Australia’s only Fashion Accelerator program, this platform provides an amazing opportunity for fashion entrepreneurs to fast-track their products without shortcuts to global markets.
Features and Benefits
  • Access to stitch lab with industrial grade machines, equipment, and facilities
  • Regular workshops, mentoring opportunities and networking events
  • Designated deskspace and shared cutting table in CEA's stitch lab
  • Business-grade WiFi
  • An additional 2 months free membership post-program
  • Access to CEA's coworking space, The Coterie - a creative community of designers, film makers, startup founders and more.

An In-Depth Outline of Fashion360:

  • Ideal business structure identified within the parameters of financial capabilities
  • Book-keeping and financial planning specific to the individual businesses
  • Business pitching acumen
  • Brand clarity and awareness for effective marketing strategies
  • Digital marketing and e-commerce strategy
  • Opportunities for collaboration and connection with industry experts
  • Understanding of fashion legal requirements
  • Production - efficient processes and procedures
  • Understanding garment technology for effective communication
  • Range planning strategies
  • Textile print development and/or fabric sourcing options
  • Technical development skills (pattern, sample and fitting analysis)
  • Post-program support

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$3300

Program Costs

Fashion360 is a highly subsidised program valued at more than $25,000. We are proud to offer this special price as part of our commitment to fostering the next wave of fashion entrepreneurs. Your success will be our reward.

Additional Member Services

Give your fashion business a physical home in the CEA Fashion Accelerator

Do you need a workspace to grow your fashion venture? Becoming a Member Company may be the option for you. You will have an allocated desk plus access to storage and equipment facilities. You will also have the advantage of being part of the CEA Fashion Accelerator community.

Access consulting and development services to grow your business

If you do not need workspace and would like to gain mentoring and development services for your growing company there is also the option of becoming an Associate Member.


$220 p/month Become a Member Company

Gain access to the workspace

Allocated desk, storage and equipment facilities and base your fashion business within the CEA Fashion Accelerator and be part of the creative community.

Apply now

$110 p/year Become an Associate Member

Gain access to mentoring and development support

Suitable for growing companies who require mentoring and development services but do not require access to workspace.


Apply now

Discover The Stitch Lab

“I would rate this program on a scale of 1 to 10 = 10! It opened developmental pathways providing links to fashion networks and opportunities for AARLI and covered all aspects of running a startup fashion business.” - Teagan Cowlishaw, Founder – Aarli
"It is just such an intense experience going through the accelerator, particularly for someone approaching the program from sideways with no background in the fashion industry. This program has taken me from concept through being ready to launch so I am very grateful for this." - Natasha Rui, Founder – TashaRUI
"I’m impressed Thuy by the calibre of the people you are able to bring on board, including your good self. So far my experience of the CEA fashion hub has been 100% positive." - Victoria Lister