DCFI PUBLIC Programs
DCFI PUBLIC mission is simple. We are here to assist, promote and support the fashion industry in the Washington DC metro area. As well as encouraging the local designers to grow and maintain their businesses in the district. DCFI PUBLIC Programs seeks to foster business opportunities for fashion entrepreneurs, by helping them establish a strong brand identity and effective business mentoring, while working smarter. Whether it’s launching your own website, starting an e-commerce business, creating a fashion line or climbing the ladder on your current fashion career track. DCFI PUBLIC is offering them a platform to earn a sustainable living and create job opportunities for other professionals, within the community. #MadeInTheDistrict-Fashion: is a fashion designer program. Participants will receive technical assistance in production, finishing, construction, design, fit, fabric selection, marketing and branding, custom clothing, developing a collection, create cost sheets, merchandising, wholesaling pricing, and production/product management. Also designers are eligible for access to show their collections, during selected events and fashion presentations. #MadeInTheDistrcit-Business: is a fashion business/fashion company program. Participants will have access to seminars and workshops in, business assessment, accounting, pricing marketing, merchandising, branding, social media marketing, start-up capital financing, business planning, business registration, trademarking and strategic planning. The #MITD Entrepreneur Incubator: Is a combination of #MadeInTheDistrict fashion & business programs and the DCFI Designer in Residence program The #MITD Entrepreneur Incubator, includes opportunities for emerging fashion design entrepreneurs to develop & grow their company; assistance in identifying resources that support small and start-up companies, in financial planning & business planning. Aiding in the growth of a solid infrastructure. Currently you must be invite to this program after completion of the Designers in Residence Collection Review.