International Fashion Business Incubator

Programme Focus

Learn to Re-create is recruiting for individuals to participate in its International Fashion Business Incubator Programme which is scheduled to take place in the UK . The programme is designed for practitioners within the Fashion Sector who are mid-career professionals to build their capacity to operate efficiently and effectively in a competitive sector that has a strong international market.

The programme aims to provide personal and professional development to mid-career professionals through participation in short courses, work experience, job shadowing, learning visits, participation in a fashion show and educational events. This is to enable participants to gain entrepreneurial and technical skills for the purpose of enhancing their own career prospects or acceleration of business growth.


The programme comprises two compulsory units:                                                                                  1. Short Courses                                                                                                                                                        2. Professional Development

Short Courses Programme

Course 1: Health and Safety in manufacturing

Course 2: Fashion Marketing and Sales

Course 3: Sourcing and Costing

Course 4: Production techniques

Course 5: Business operations

Course 6: Customer services

Course Cost: £3,000

Course duration: 3 months  full-time; Start Date: 19 September 2016   

Future dates: 6 March 2017,  8 May 2017, 14 August 2017, 25 September 2017 and          4 December 2017

2 payment options: 1. Fully-funded (eligibility criteria apply)   2. Self-funded

NB: Short courses can be taken as individual units at a cost of £500 per unit. Course duration varies depending on the unit so please contact us for further information.

Professional Development Programme 2016*

  • Learning visit to textile manufacturing company – 5th of February
  • Attend PURE London: Fashion, Design and Accessories Business show – 16th of February
  • EFF Brand Preview – 25th and 26th of February
  • V & A Museum East Asia Arts learning visit – 8th of March
  • Knitting and Stitching Show including sewing workshops – 3rd and 4th of March

Professional development programme 2017*

  • Work experience 4 days per week
  • Short course 1  day per week except otherwise stated in programme
  • 1 day Learning visit as part of research to SME Fashion business, Chamber of Commerce or Enterprise development agency
  • Craft fair and showcasing event
  • Design and production of a Fashion Collection

*Our professional development programme can be taken as a separate programme. If you are interested in participating please contact us for prices.

Eligibility Criteria

Professionals with a minimum of five years working experience in the Fashion and Textiles Sector.

Application Process

The candidates interested in applying for the programme will go through a two-stage selection process.

The deadline for submitting the application forms for our next programme is on the 28th of February 2017 at 5pm.

Please download the programme information and application form via the links below:

International Fashion Business Incubator Programme 2017

International Fashion Business Incubator programme application form

Successful applicants will be sent further information to complete the application forms for the second stage of the application by the 11th of March 2017.

NB: Please note that you must complete Learn to Re-create’s application form and be successful at the first stage before you can proceed to the second stage.

You can contact us by email [email protected] to express your interest or discuss alternative dates if you are interested in taking a short course.