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Starting Your Own Footwear or Accessories Label, Short Course

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If you've got what it takes to how 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. Ideally, you should already have relevant industry experience or have taken our 'Essential guide to the fashion business' course.Intermediate. To fully benefit from this course you should have experience of the fashion industry or attended our 'Essential Guide to the Fashion Business' short course. You should come to the course prepared to discuss your potential business idea.Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pros and cons of starting up independently
  • Business structure
  • How to get started
  • Running a footwear/accessories fashion business in practice
  • The fashion business plan
  • Product and image development
  • Understanding the fashion year plan
  • Designing and sampling a collection through to production
  • Sourcing specialised materials
  • Working with manufacturers
  • Supply chain and distribution
  • Costings and pricing
  • VAT
  • Understanding profit and loss and cash flow for a fashion business
  • How to sell your collection to stores (eg. trade exhibitions)
  • Marketing and promotion

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

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

  • Notebook and pen

Tuition Fee

  • International

    395 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 395 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 4 days.
  • EU/EEA

    395 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 395 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 4 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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