Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Fashion Zone inducts first class of Joe Fresh Innovators
Fashion Zone inducts first class of Joe Fresh Innovators
01
Oct '15
The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation, in partnership with the Fashion Zone at Ryerson University, announced the first class of Joe Fresh Innovators to join the Centre.

“The inaugural class, winners of a national competition, spans the spectrum of the fashion industry, representing some of Canada's most promising innovators and entrepreneurs,” a press release said.

Exclusive benefits for the Joe Fresh Innovators include; access to start-up funding up to $50,000 and mentorship and networking opportunities with Joe Fresh and Ryerson leadership teams.

Other benefits too include; academic recognition from Ryerson University following completion of the program; unique showcasing opportunities and one dedicated working desk in The Joe Fresh Centre.

The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation, made possible with a $1 million investment from Joe Fresh, will develop and fund Canada's emerging fashion-inspired businesses through the Fashion Zone.

In the 18-month program, which begins in October, businesses will work with academic and business advisors to develop their business models, products and go-to-market strategies.

The Joe Fresh Centre, located in Toronto, is modeled after Ryerson University's highly successful DMZ, Canada's top-ranked university incubator, and Ryerson Futures, its affiliated business accelerator.

“The mission of the Joe Fresh Centre is to identify and develop Canadian startups in all fashion-related fields, including design, production, technology and professional services,” the press release added.

Fashion Zone at Ryerson University is one of Canada's first communities for fashion-inspired businesses and its members receive business know-how to advance their startups to the next level.

The participants have access to their own space, prototyping equipment, and a network of fashion and business experts.

Backed by the industry's best, The Fashion Zone is a key player in helping to strengthen and fuel the growth of successful fashion ventures

"This first group of Joe Fresh Innovators is remarkably diverse as it includes designers, tech start-ups, a skincare line and a fashion brand that aims to raise our collective social conscience,” Mario Grauso, president of Joe Fresh said.

“By combining that unique talent with the resources and support of the Joe Fresh Centre, we hope to support Canadian entrepreneurship and bring these ideas to a wider consumer audience," he added.

"We're thrilled to open the doors to the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation," said Robert Ott, executive director of the Fashion Zone and the Joe Fresh Centre at Ryerson University.

"The selected candidates will be the first to tap into the tremendous resources provided by the partnership between Joe Fresh and Ryerson University," Ott stated. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2020

Pharr sells Pharr High Performance to Coats Group

Pharr, a provider of differentiated textile products and assorted...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2020

TOAI highlights importance of textiles in auto industry

The first edition of the conference 'Textile Opportunities in a...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2020

Cocona's 37.5 fibres to have new biodegradable additive

All of the 37.5 staple fibres and filament yarns by Cocona, will now...

Interviews View All

Angelina Francesca Cheang, MY ANJE

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Pratik Bachkaniwala, Palod Himson Machines

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Footwear industry, Head honchos

Footwear industry
Head honchos

Personalised and differentiated footwear is in high demand

Mario Castro,

Mario Castro

Fibraltex is an integral factory dedicated to the production of denim...

Maya Simova,

Maya Simova

Inter Expo and Congress Center (IEC) is a prominent exhibition centre in...

N Nithyanandan,

N Nithyanandan

Incorporated in 1999, Purani Textiless Private Limited is one of the...

Eric Scholler, Groz-Beckert

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Johan Berlin, InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mr Ambrose Chan, DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Mr Ambrose Chan
DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Joe Ikareth, Joe Ikareth

Joe Ikareth
Joe Ikareth

<b>Joe Ikareth</b> has a rock-solid fashion and textiles background, which ...

Seema Agrawal, Artisan Saga

Seema Agrawal
Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...

Sweta Agarwal, A Humming Way

Sweta Agarwal
A Humming Way

A Humming Way (AHW) is inspired by the old-world regalia of Rajasthan...

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


February 2020

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


Advanced Search