Supporting Fashion and Apparel Start Ups

PHOTO Tito FashioNXT

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has declared October 7-10 to be “Portland Fashion Week.”  We are excited to be a sponsor of FashioNXT 2015, in support of its emerging designer accelerator program, Up/NXT. Among other awards, the winner of the emerging designer competition on October 8 will receive a full scholarship to an upcoming Business Foundations class at Mercy Corps NW, to help them further hone their business skills and set them up for fashion and business success. Read more about FashioNXT 2015, then buy a ticket and attend the show!

About the Photo: A recent Portland Business Journal article featured FashioNXT 2015 director Tito Chowdury at a CEO Roundtable to discuss Portland’s “apparel ecosystem.” Mercy Corps NW is mentioned as one of the few sources of support to start up and emerging designers and apparel makers. Read more here: PBJ article.



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