The New York Fashion Incubator website has closed in 2020.
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fashion incubator page to find additional resources.
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New York is one of the most influential cities in
the United States for many reasons. In fact, NY is among the top
most influential cities in the entire world. As with most business
categories, New York is important to the fashion industry.
the realm of fashion, NYC is most certainly one of the leading
international fashion markets. Sure, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, and
other cities are important. However, New York really has a vibe and
style that is all it's own. New York is considered a melting pot in
regard to it's human population. In our opinion, the city is more
importantly a huge melting pot in regarding to fashion. When
combining the five boroughs, it is hard to find a fashion trend that
is not accounted for in one way or another. Even if the style
originates from another country, the trend will most certainly find
it's way into the big apple.
In addition to being a place for
manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing, the city that never
sleeps has a sense of style that is simply unmatched. From
internationally recognized fashion designers to freshman at a
fashion school, New York has a creative element that goes far and
beyond most major cities. In summary, the city truly has a
wide and ample assortment of fashion industry talent.
Incubators are designed to
accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies
through an array of business support resources and services. These
services are typically developed and orchestrated by incubator
management and offered both in the incubator and through its network
of contacts. Incubators vary in the way they deliver their services,
in their organizational structure, and in the types of clients they
serve. In regard to "fashion incubators", the services offered are
obviously designed around what would be beneficial to a clothing
company. For example, a fashion incubator may
offer assistance with brand development, garment production, brand
marketing, financial support, etc. If you want to learn more about
incubators, you may want to simply ask, "What is a fashion
The goal of the New York Fashion Incubator is as
Assist New York Fashion Designers
Assist New York Clothing Manufacturers
Assist Educators Working in New York and specializing in
fashion or textile subjects.
Assist Fashion Students
Assist with Brand Development & Marketing
The methods that will be utilized by the New
York Fashion Incubator may include:
Internship Program Assistance
Research Grant Opportunities
Business Development Grant Opportunities
Financial Aid and Management Assistance
Shared Space Opportunities
Access to Apparel Production Machinery such as sewing
machinery, embroidery machines, pattern making software, plotters, etc.
Unlike many business assistance programs, business
incubators generally do not serve any and all companies. Entrepreneurs who
wish to enter a business incubation program typically must apply for
admission (consult with each incubator to learn their requirements).
Acceptance criteria vary from program to program, but in general only those
with feasible business ideas and a workable business plan are admitted to a