Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, which make up 86% of employment globally, are at the heart of the world economy. Small businesses and entrepreneurs in the fashion and textile industry, which are worth around $3 trillion globally, are among the most important players contributing to this industry.
Unfortunately, SMEs in the fashion industry are greatly affected by the confusion and uncertainty created by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. To help, INTERLACED has joined consultancy Brandcared as a jury member and partner for its online Brand Intensive Care Program (BICP).
The BICP consists of a group of industry experts who are looking to voluntarily support small businesses that are in need of guidance during these unprecedented times and want to prepare for the post-pandemic future.
The BICP is looking for 10 brands in the fields of textile, ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, accessories and cosmetics, which will benefit most from the knowledge and guidance of the program jury members who come from a variety of companies and academic institutions, including Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Unilever, Microsoft, Linkedin, INTERLACED, Defacto, Trendyol, Woolmark, Istituto Marangoni.
The selected 10 brands will get support in the areas of management, finance, legal, and communication. In addition to this, the selected participants will get a spot in the fashion law training course organised by the Fashion Law Institute in Istanbul, a year-long subscriptions to Harvard Business Review and Elle Magazine, as well as a 6-month free access to retail analytics platform Retviews.
Applications are being accepted until 10th May 2020, with the BICP kicking off on 1st June 2020 (online).
For more details and how to apply click here.
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