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Start and grow your fashion business from the Fashion Accelerator – a specialist fashion coworking space with desks, industrial machinery and experienced mentors.

The Fashion Accelerator is a creative workspace where we help designers bring their label to life. Access to equipment in the space reduces the startup costs of a fashion business and our community provides you with a constant source of inspiration and support.

The space

When you become a member of the Fashion Accelerator you gain access to customised workspace, production equipment, storage, fashion business mentoring and a range of business development opportunities. Whether you are starting out or ready to scale up production, our range of resources will get you ready to take the next exciting step in building your label. Within the Fashion Accelerator coworking space, we also offer product development services in the Stitch Lab and host our intensive six-month Fashion Accelerator program. This space has nurtured an incredible collective of fashion designers including Shilo Engelbrecht, Gloria Dulcie and Christie Millinery, who continue to workshop their creations with us. Our alumni have made impressive impacts globally and are showcased regularly in fashion press, including Vogue.
"CEA has provided me with the mentoring and support network that I desperately needed over the first few years of starting my business. I feel so lucky to be part of such an inclusive, sharing community of creatives." - Christie Murray, Founder – Christie Millinery
Stitch Lab
The Stitch Lab is a space within the Fashion Accelerator where product development takes place. Members of the Fashion Accelerator can access the Stitch Lab’s cutting table and specialised industrial machines, and arrange to hire a pattern digitising board and printer. Great ideas are also born collaboratively with our Fashion Accelerator team in the Stitch Lab. Our range of services for members and the wider fashion community includes:

  • Pattern making
  • Garment sample construction
  • Fitting and analysis
  • Specification sheets
  • Digital marker making
  • Digital and manual grading options
  • Technical advice and consultation
  • Production sourcing and management

Membership Options


$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.

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$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.


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