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 FIT Design Entrepreneurs Collaborative Showroom 


The FIT Design Entrepreneurs Collaborative helps emerging fashion designers grow their businesses, offering needed space and resources in a convenient midtown Manhattan location. It is an outgrowth of Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC), begun in 2012 as a joint program of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Fashion Institute of Technology to support emerging local designers. Through this program, 155 fashion companies have developed strategic plans in consultation with industry mentors to help their businesses succeed in the highly competitive fashion industry. The program, no longer affiliated with the NYCEDC, is now known as FIT Design Entrepreneurs. The Collaborative is open to graduates of the Design Entrepreneurs program or of FIT.


Criteria: Businesses must be founded by an FIT or Design Entrepreneurs graduate in business at least one year with measurable sales.

Length of Agreement: 1 year

Benefits: Garment Center location with easy access to the Javits Center, factories and key resources; near all transportation. Centrally located for market week, fashion week and other events. Ability to collaborate with each other, plus access to support from FIT and the resources offered by the college.

Contact: Lisa Kesselman at 516-528-4287 or Christine Helm at 212-217-4622