Want Your Business to be a Part of AFC Curated in 2019?
Applications are now open for our 2019 intake of labels and we want to hear from you.
Launched in 2017, our AFC Curated program has gone from strength to strength, with the retail, workshop and mentoring series fostering a growing local industry community, and world class fashion labels. If you are an Australian based label, around the 2-5 year mark looking to take your business to the next level then we want to hear from you!
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PROGRAM
The program is more than just pop-ups. It’s about growing your business and taking you to the next stage through a holistic approach that involves access to retail activations, an industry mentor and workshops.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Below is a guide to who we are looking for, but if you don’t fit every criteria we still encourage you to apply. It’s not a one size fits all.
Labels roughly in their first 2-5 years of operation - ie. a few collections worth of experience, not fresh graduates/startups unless you’re coming from other relevant experience.
Product Categories | Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Swimwear, Lingerie, Men, Women, Children.
Demonstration of a clear brand aesthetic and quality production.
Proof of online presence | Social media, website etc.
Labels Currently selling online and with a readiness to sell in a brick and mortar context.
Individuals who are responsive, well organised and committed to making the most of the program.
Clear statements of intent on applications in regards to why you’d like to join the Curated program.
December 1st, 2018 | Applications close for 2019 intake
December 18th, 2018 | Successful first round online applicants confirmed and notified
January 5th - 11th, 2019 | Second round interviews to be scheduled
January 18th, 2019 | 2019 placements confirmed and notified
February 2019 | New participants will be connected with Mentors & Workshops begin
March 2019 | First pop up in Melbourne as part of VAMFF program - Location TBC
HOW TO APPLY
This first part is easy. Simply head over to our online application form HERE >>
These are reviewed internally by project managers and our AFC Curated steering committee (made up of mentors and other industry members).
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
You’ll have a chance to ask more questions and discuss the program in detail to see if it is the right fit for your business if you make it through to the second round of interviews. Unfortunately due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to commit to one-on-one sessions before this time.
We also recently hosted a webinar in which we answered many frequently asked questions. You can access the presentation below.