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Starting a fashion label – Toby Meadows
Join Toby Meadows, founder and director of TNM Consultancy and International best-selling author of How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label as he guides you through some of the essentials of taking the leap to starting a fashion enterprise of your own.
Toby Meadows is a Fashion Business Consultant and the International best selling author of ‘How to Set up & Run a Fashion Label’ currently translated into 9 different languages.
He is the founder and Director of TNM Consultancy, a collective of fashion professionals providing creative and business consultancy to the global fashion industry, as well as a Director of the London based cult womenswear designer label Belle & Bunty. For the past 15 years he has been a Visiting Lecturer at the London College of Fashion, invited to host conferences on Developing a Fashion Label, Brand Communication and the Future of Fashion as well as writing and delivering short courses for professional development within the fashion industry both in the UK and abroad. Toby is regularly invited to speak and run workshops at international fashion weeks and has been asked to contribute as an industry expert in media publications and on television.
Over the past 10 years Toby has been instrumental in setting up and delivering mentorship programmes for fashion incubators around the world and currently acts as a consultant to the Centre for Fashion Enterprise in London England, British Council, Azyame Incubator Sharjah UAE, and helped set up the FashionForward incubator in Jakarta Indonesia working with the next generation of highly talented emerging designers helping to develop an infrastructure for their business and increase their chances of longevity.
Toby has also been a strategic advisor in developing government policy towards the fashion industry around the world including most recently for the Mayor of London’s office on the development of an East London Fashion Cluster.
As well as consulting to hundreds of small to medium size fashion enterprises Toby has had the benefit of working with some of the worlds largest and most recognisable fashion businesses from high street giants, Gap, Zara, Topshop to high end designer retailers, Harrods, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood to name merely a few giving him a unique insight and understanding of the industry. Toby also sits on the Board of Trustees for The Conservation Foundation and acts as an advisor on on brand strategy.
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