Benefiting from designer talents

When you choose to be a designer partner in the Native project, you offer your expertise and experience to guide our Native designers. In a digital residency you and your company will help to develop and produce the collection of the designer.

In short, the Native program promoted designer’s integration in fashion sector SMEs. From the beginning we meant for the designers to have in-person residencies at your company for three days. In the end (due to Covid-19), the residency were mostly digital and conducted through video and other technical means. No matter the residency solution, all expenses were paid for by the Native project.

Support and mentoring
Designers also had a mentor, that also acted as a company contact person. This mentor facilitated the designer, so that he or she could develop their collection. The overall aim was to adapt the collection to the market. The residency program also included access to the in-house knowledge and production.

Inspirational benefits
Having a talented designer close to the production was hopefully a benefit to the participating companies, bringing a new creative approach to design and to the organisation. Of course there was also a possibility of further cooperation with the designer. And more benefits:
– media exposure
– visibility on ACTE channels
– free of charge membership in friends of ACTE network.

The Native project is co-funded by the European Union’s “Creative Europe” program.

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