Author: MNI Alive Media | Date: 11 February 2019
News reaching MNI Media from the Youth and Sports Development Project Coordinator on Montserrat, highlights that Ms. Edella Allen has been accepted to the first cohort of the OECS Fashion Design Programme.
Ms. Allen, who is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Association of Montserrat, is the owner of Classics Boutique on the island. Her boutique is noted as already having a regional and international market for the sale of custom made outfits and fashion designs.
The programme Ms Allen is scheduled to participate in will run from February 11th - September 18th, 2019.
Lyston Skerritt, Coordinator of the Youth and Sports Development Programme stated, “We are proud of Ms Allen and our continued success in recent regional opportunities. It shows Montserrat has the skills and talent to participate at the highest level."
It has been announced also, via a press release issued to the media, that "participants in the programme are to be provided with a broad range of support to include target market profile, collection conceptualization, trend forecasting, collection title/inspirational words, mood-board/inspiration board sketches/technical flats, fabrication/sourcing, manufacturing/production and timelines/completion, buyer and brand matching/B2B and sales facilitation."
This CBU intervention is the latest in a series of events targeting the sub-sector since 2015 under the 10th EDF Regional Integration for Trade of the OECS.
When asked about the opportunity, Ms Allen stated, “ From this programme I would like to tap into a regional and international market and expand the success of the company”