Earlier this year twenty (20) designers participated in the Caribbean Fashion Accelerator jointly funded by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
Caribbean Export provides support for the development of the regions cultural and creative industries as part of the implementation of the Regional Private Sector Development Programme funded by the 11th EDF. The Bank’s funding is through its Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF).
Led by Sandra Carr, one of the pioneers of the Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design at the University of Trinidad and Tobago the bootcamp workshop focused on refining the designer’s products for the export market; identifying where best to place their products and how to develop their brands. It also looked at leveraging social media platforms and developing the right market strategy.
Over the period October 14 – 24, 2019 sixteen (16) participating designers from Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago, including a number of whom would have participated in the first edition, will get to learn first-hand from Carr.