programs

 

  TRAINING INSTITUTE   Custom Collaborative's comprehensive 14-week Training Institute teaches the art, craft, and technique of fashion design. Our classes specialize on teaching low-income women how to make custom made-to-measure clothing and personalized accessories for women of all body types. Our training also includes extensive instruction on the fashion business basics including topics in marketing, sourcing, ethical manufacturing, and sustainable fashion,  along with personal finance. Students graduate equipped with the toolkit to begin a career in fashion.

TRAINING INSTITUTE

Custom Collaborative's comprehensive 14-week Training Institute teaches the art, craft, and technique of fashion design. Our classes specialize on teaching low-income women how to make custom made-to-measure clothing and personalized accessories for women of all body types. Our training also includes extensive instruction on the fashion business basics including topics in marketing, sourcing, ethical manufacturing, and sustainable fashion,  along with personal finance. Students graduate equipped with the toolkit to begin a career in fashion.

  BUSINESS INCUBATOR   Custom Collaborative offers management consulting, mentorship, technical assistance, advanced training, and professional equipment to Training Institute graduates and others in the fashion industry. Our goal is to maximize work opportunities and improve socio-economic outcomes for all women.

BUSINESS INCUBATOR

Custom Collaborative offers management consulting, mentorship, technical assistance, advanced training, and professional equipment to Training Institute graduates and others in the fashion industry. Our goal is to maximize work opportunities and improve socio-economic outcomes for all women.

  WORKER-OWNED COOPERATIVE   A worker-owned sewn-goods cooperative comprised of Custom Collaborative graduates. We accept sample and contract manufacturing orders of 1 - 200 pieces. We sell made-to-measure clothes to individual clients.

WORKER-OWNED COOPERATIVE

A worker-owned sewn-goods cooperative comprised of Custom Collaborative graduates. We accept sample and contract manufacturing orders of 1 - 200 pieces. We sell made-to-measure clothes to individual clients.