The Programme

The program has dedicated resources that enables designers to create strategies for their product. We bring in mentors, networks and a curriculum targeted for the fashion value chain’s growth.

MENTORSHIP

Designers receive guidance and support from specialists and industry experts in fashion and startups.


METTĀ

The program provides designers with access to a global collaborative entrepreneurs platform. The first of its kind in Nairobi and already launched in Hong Kong.

TAILORED WORKSHOPS

Program participants have access to workshops that are developed and delivered by top fashion industry experts and influencers.

Network

Designers gain a 3-month renewable access to the Mettā ecosystem where they can meet a community of people and build a network that can help develop their businesses.

Schedule

Phase 1
Selection

Sept 9th – Sept 30th

Applications open




Oct 1st – Oct 14th

Applications Closed

Selection, Pitch presentation & Selection Results


Phase 2
Product Lab

Oct 17th – Oct 28th

Branding, Design, Marketing & Communications

Oct 31st – Nov 11th

Differentiation, Sourcing & the supply chain, Distribution Models

Nov 14th –Nov 25th

Merchandising, Personal Branding, Pitch Training

Nov 28th – Dec 8th

Pitch Practice, Final Design
Touch-ups


Phase 3
Showcase

Dec 9th

Pitch Day | Program Ends | Ongoing Support.

10

Teams.

40

Designs.

stitches.

fabric.