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

August 14th – Sept 1st

Applications open




Sept 4th – Sept 22nd

Applications Closed

Selection, Pitch presentation & Selection Results


Phase 2
Product Lab

Oct 2nd – Oct 13th

Fundamentals of Fashion Design, Marketing & Communications, Fashion-tech design challenge

Oct 16th – Oct 27th

Differentiation, Sourcing & the supply chain, Distribution Models


Oct 31st –Nov 10th

Merchandising, Branding, Personal Branding, Brand storytelling Blog challenge, Pitch Training

Nov 13th – Nov 24th

Financial models, Sourcing & the supply chain production workshops


Nov 27th – Dec 1st

Pitch practice, Fashion-accessories styling challenge , Final design touch-ups


Phase 3
Showcase

Dec 8th

Pitch Day | Program Ends | Ongoing Support.

10

Teams.

40

Designs.

stitches.

fabric.