Start Your Fashion Business!

Start Your Fashion Business


Online Programme from AFC Members Fashion Equipped

Planning, launching and scaling a fashion business can be consuming, confusing and expensive. Coming up with an idea is the easy part, but building a business involves a strategy, a plan, and great connections. Fashion Equipped was founded with a single objective in mind – to expose the ‘blind spots’ business owners experience when starting their own fashion business.



The ‘Start Your Fashion Business’ (SYFB) online programme has been designed to practically prepare emerging fashion businesses in fundamental areas from business planning, funding, branding, product development, sourcing, sales and marketing. The programme consists of three core offerings; 1) A fashion business education, 2) Mentoring from senior industry professionals, 3) Access to their networks and fashion community. 

Clients complete the programme with:

  • A comprehensive educational foundation spanning ten modules, covering what they need to know to start and build a fashion business.

  • The confidence to develop a business at their own pace, as the programme is flexible.

  • An in-depth understanding of the process of building a fashion business with 12-month access to the online programme and live group coaching calls.

  • A thorough, structured and easy-to-follow strategy, helping clients to systematically work through the start-up and scaling process to effectively lay their business foundations.

  • A wealth of practical and valuable knowledge built on industry experience.

  • Connections to industry partners who offer invaluable advice, such as WGSN trend forecasting. Start

The SYFB programme is structured and hands-on, providing video-guided learning, mentoring and support. FIND OUT MORE HERE >> 




A unique and valuable part of the Fashion Equipped offering is the mentoring students receive as part of the syllabus. In addition to mentoring via live group coaching calls as part of the SYFB programme, Fashion Equipped also offer One-on-One Private Consultancy, providing the opportunity for clients to further invest in their development and help implement their learnings.

 Fashion Equipped are taking expressions of interest for one-on-one Product Development + Sourcing Consultancy Sessions from leading consultant, Manuela Castelluzzo.

Manuela started her fashion design and product development career more than 20 years ago. She’s worked with big name brands including Sportsgirl, Witchery, Portmans, Target and Corfu Jeans. Her areas of experience include Design, Sourcing, Production Management and Creative Direction, working in a variety of disciplines including Womenswear, Menswear, Childrenswear, Sports Apparel and Accessories.

Expressions of interest are open between now and November 2nd, 2018.

To register your interest, fill out the Business Consultancy Enquiry Form HERE >>



Fashion Equipped will be exhibiting at the upcoming International Sourcing Expo 20th – 22nd November at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Visit them at stand F34 for a complimentary 10-minute strategy session. Elizabeth with also be giving a seminar on ‘Source for Success on Tuesday 21st Nov at 11am. 

Follow Fashion Equipped on Facebook and Instagram as @fashionequipped or head to their website below.