Lagos Fashion Week Green Access 2023
Lagos Fashion Week Green Access 2023

Lagos Fashion Week Green Access

Lagos Fashion Week in collaboration with Style House Files, launch the 5th edition of its talent discovery platform ‘Green Access’

Green Access is a fashion accelerator programme that nurtures young designers and drives the recommitment of resource efficiency, biodegradability, longevity, and recyclability as guiding principles for fashion design and production.

Green Access was launched in 2018 to spotlight fashion enterprises transforming their business models and embracing strategies toward a more environmentally, socially, and ethically conscious production.

“For the last couple of years, we have positioned the Green Access initiative as a vehicle to encourage and educate budding designers on the increasing need to build economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable fashion businesses. It’s very important that they are supported to do so when they are still in the start-up stages of their business, but we have to amplify this message." - Omoyemi Akerele, Founder Lagos Fashion Week.

Green Access - How?

Designers discovered through Green Access represent the future of sustainable and circular fashion on the continent. Lagos Fashion Week uses this platform to amplify these voices.

  • Young designers complete an online application that details their business & designs that focus on sustainability.

  • A panel selects the 5 finalists - The 5 finalists are announced and invited to workshops facilitated by stakeholders in the industry.

  • Green Access designers are commissioned to design pieces highlighting sustainable design practices such as zero waste and up-cycling that debut on the Lagos Fashion Week runway in a joint Green Access show.

Programme Activity & Highlights Business Workshops

  • Sustainable Business Models

  • Brand development

Creative Workshops

  • Materials

  • Linear to Circular

  • Made To Last

  • Creating Cohesive collections

  • Sourcing

Brand Building

  • Lagos Fashion Week

  • Mentorship

  • Retail Activation

  • Publicity and PR

Apply for Green Access 2023 here; applications close on 23rd August 2023.

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