Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / 5 start-ups in Kenya's 3rd Fashion Product Lab

5 start-ups in Kenya's 3rd Fashion Product Lab

26
Aug '19
Pic: Shutterstock
Pic: Shutterstock
Metta Nairobi, in partnership with Hivos East Africa, will bring five fashion start-ups to Nairobi for its third boot camp programme, Fashion Product Lab 3.0, an 8-week intensive program helping entrepreneurs in the fashion industry launch their brands into local and international markets. The start-ups were selected from 300 applicants from across Kenya.

The programme, which begins this month, also helps the start-ups develop new and diverse product lines.

Metta was created by entrepreneurs to drive knowledge sharing, innovation and business. Hivos is a development aid organisation headquartered in The Netherlands.

The 2019 participants will engage with high-profile speakers, experts, mentors and a global network of support throughout the programme and will access the Metta space in Nairobi and the global Metta community, according to East Afrian media reports.

The Fashion Product Lab 3.0 will conclude in a Fashion Runway in September, where entrepreneurs will pitch their companies. They will also showcase their collections for funding and partnerships.

The five start-ups are The Urban Gents Ltd (TUG) by Collins Karanja, Naivaa Apparel by Joel Meshak, Yvonne Asunah Kenya by Yvonne Asunnah, Chicolatta by Dorothy Ochieng and Caverroh by Carole Mwangura.

TUG is a fashion brand started this year to bring inclusivity, diversity and creativity in the local fashion scene. Naivaa Apparel seeks to create unique urban pieces and build an identity that reflects and resonates with the Nairobi culture.

Yvonne Asunah Kenya specalises in contemporary unisex designs, predominantly working with local African prints with a modern western twist. Both Chicolatta and Caverroh offer design apparel for women. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Interviews View All

Poojaa Kumar Deepak, Zeven

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Textile industry, Head honchos

Textile industry
Head honchos

GenNext is slowly but surely adapting to global trends and practices

Rahuul Jashnani, Jashn

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Pratik Agarwal,

Pratik Agarwal

Breya is a brand of Indo-Western clothes for women owned by ABP Apparels...

Matthias Eilert,

Matthias Eilert

Germany-based Forbo Movement Systems division is a global leader in...

Davide Maccabruni,

Davide Maccabruni

Schärer Schweiter Mettler (SSM) manufactures and supplies textile...

Davide Vigano, Sensoria

Davide Vigano
Sensoria

Sensoria is a leading developer of smart garments and IoMe (Internet of...

Paige Mullis, Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis
Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis discusses the expansion plans of Glen Raven Inc in India, and ...

Silke Brand-Kirsch, Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rajesh Pratap Singh

Rajesh Pratap Singh
Rajesh Pratap Singh

<div>Ace fashion designer <b>Rajesh Pratap Singh</b> has used Tencel to...

Varsha Wadhwa, VW

Varsha Wadhwa
VW

Coming from a family that ran a business of jute and linen mills since...

Sailesh Singhania, Sailesh Singhania Label

Sailesh Singhania
Sailesh Singhania Label

The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search