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Starting Your Own Footwear or Accessories Label Short Course

Course description

If you've got what it takes to start a footwear business or accessories business, this is the course for you. It provides a valuable overview of the ins and outs of starting up a new venture and practical advice on planning and preparation.

Packed with guidance to help you navigate through this specialised sector with insider knowledge from the tutor, gained from first-hand business experience.

Who should attend?

Beginners. You should come to the course prepared to discuss your potential business idea.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Details

The course includes:

  • The Pros and Cons of running a business
  • Business structure
  • How to get your venture started
  • Running a footwear/accessories fashion business in practice
  • The fashion business plan
  • Product and image development
  • Understanding the fashion year plan
  • Sourcing specialised materials
  • Designing and sampling a collection through to production
  • Working with manufacturers
  • Supply chain and distribution
  • Costings and pricing
  • Understanding profit and loss and cash flow for a fashion business
  • How to sell your collection 
  • Marketing and promotion

Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Notebook and pen
  • Laptop/iPad/tablet

Meet the Tutor:

Do you want to start a footwear business or accessories business? This course will provide you with valuable overview of the ins and outs of starting up a new venture, and practical advice on planning and preparation. Packed with guidance to help you navigate through this specialised sector with insider knowledge from the tutor, gained from first hand business experience.


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