What if you had all of the relevant design, production and business knowhow you need to create and build your own fashion business made in Africa?
What if I gave you a rinse and repeat blueprint strategy that you can implement once then use over and over again?
guess what…you CAN!
Creating and building a fashion business in Africa seems like the answer, but there's a problem...
You just don't know how to make it happen.
I RECOGNISE THAT you're a creative and entrepreneur seeking to produce in Africa. You desire to expand your African sourcing strategy and don't know how. You feel overwhelmed with where to produce in Africa and you feel lost in finding reliable partners to work with in Africa.
- Maybe you’ve tried, but your endeavors never got past the “idea phase” because you lacked the steps and a strategy - Maybe you just couldn’t find a supplier to execute your idea and samples made were badly fitted with terrible finishes - Maybe you’re just learning about entering Africa and feel overwhelmed by all its 54 countries. - Maybe you're simply concerned because you do not have any fashion experience, background or industry contacts -- Maybe you have no idea where to start and kick of your business - which country, what product, or who to work with.
Sometimes, you wonder if it's even possible for you...
Beat that overwhelm from not knowing what business to set up, because SPARK. advises you how to select the RIGHT country, to create the RIGHT product and to work with the RIGHT partners?
Quit second guessing yourself and run your business with ease?
Gain a clear roadmap blueprint on how to bring your Fashion Made in Africa vision to fruition?
Have a unique strategy to set up your African fashion business with ease, support and accountability and create a positive impact in the world through your business??
Save yourself money from working with the wrong, dishonest and unprofessional suppliers - who make bad quality badly fitting samples because I will show you how to find the best on the continent for your product who have experience, have been vetted and will give you a quality service?
Beat the confusion you have with the fashion supply chain and Its terminology by tapping into my 20 years industry experience provided to build this training?
Have a network of other likeminded creative entrepreneurs to keep you motivated and encouraged along your business development thus reducing the isolation of working alone?
Have your dream business up and running to stop wishing and learn just how to grow and develop it in as little as THREE months!
SPARK. is my signature business program that will show you exactly how to create your own fully automated online business.
Inside, you will learn how to create and build your very made in Africa fashion business. Right now made in Africa is leading the way for new marketplaces for fashion production. The opportunity is ripe and you can be part of the new African narrative that is evolving in fashion and ultimately create a legacy business, create a business that impacts those on the ground AND you will create money!
With SPARK using my popular F.A.B. training methodologies you will learn everything from how to work out your target market, the keys to vetting your suppliers with a listing of questions and what to look for, to workable cost sheets for your small business, trainings and practical advice for setting up technical packs, marketing tips to have an authentic African busienss for a compelling and honest sale, practical tips on designing your collections to learning product offers using Good, Better, Best systems and more!
When you register, you'll get access to the incredible membership site, which includes 6 modules full of bite-sized video trainings, in-depth tutorials, and fillable workbooks. I have broken it all down to make it simple, easy to follow, fun and results-oriented.
The SPARK. course with the Fashion Africa Business training is exactly what you need. BUT don't just take my word for it - hear what past and present students have to say about it and why they feel YOU should join.
What makes SPARK. different?
There are no other courses out there right now that help creative entrepreneurs start and build a fashion busness in Africa. Here's why:
Sonachi is a student of F.A.B. These are her words about the training.
“NOW I am on the course I can see a tangible product – I can literally feel it! Positives are that you gain a lot of confidence you also begin to realise that it is not such a difficult journey, but it’s a journey that starts with you, you've got to take the steps to do it."
Viola did the Fashion Africa Business training in 2016. She came to Ghana with us in 2017. She moved to Ghana from Canada in 2018. She opened her business in 2018 and has been featured in Forbes in 2019 or her business supplying fashion and craft product to Canadian companies from Ghana.
My student's get AMAZING results.
A for Alignment
* Delves into your WHY * The ethics behind producing a fashion line * Your brand message * Understanding the African markets * Alignment - design, concept product direction
F for Finance
* How to do your costings for production – using our simplified template * Understanding the industry cost sheets * Considering all costs involved in setting up * How to price your product for sales
R for Relationships
* The types of relationships you need * Partner selection – choosing your supplier * Paperwork needed - contracts / agreement templates * Vetting your supplier * Visiting your supplier - what to look for
I for Ideal Customer
* Target market - customers and Buyers * Demographics * What and how are you selling to them? * Marketing and sales channels * Shop research
C for Country Selection
* How to select your country for production? * Who to speak to on the ground * Which country has best offering for fabrics? * Visiting and researching the country * Red tape, logistics, export
A is for Authenticity
* African trend forecasting - looking at the African opportunity * Africa within your branding * How and why to be authentically Africa within your promotion and marketing
SPARK. gives you what you need to build your fashion business in Africa.
It doesn't matter if you dont have a fashion background or any fashion experience..ooooo SPARK. will support and train you. SPARK. provides you with in-depth tutorials that I have put together based on my own 20 year fashion industry experience that will take the stress out of design.
It doesn't matter if you don't know the WHAT, the WHO, the WHERE or HOW in Africa. SPARK. will help you. My new A.F.R.I.C.A Roadmap will literally guide you around the relevant aspects of the industry and equip you with skills from idea generaton, validation through to execution
llllllllllllooooooooooIt doesn't matter if you have never visited Africa. oooooooooooooooo SPARK. will equip you either way.... Many students have not visited Africa when they start the training but by the end they have a fully fledged made in Africa business I have done the hard work for you.
ooooooooooooooIt doesn't matter if you don't have existing contacts in Africa.oooooooo SPARK. will inform you. By signing up to my training program you will gain the industry tools to know how and where to find professional contacts, what to look for and how to validate them.
The SPARK. course with F.A.B training will teach you ALL of the online and offline skills you will need to actively create and build your OWN Fashion business in Africa
Ready? Then Let's do this!
Your African fashion business success and entrepreneurial freedom is just one click away.
No matter where you're at now, by the end of SPARK. you will have your own fashion made in Africa business that creates impact, that creates money and that creates a legacy.
EASY LAID OUT MODULES
A UNIQUE ROADMAP BLUEPRINT SYSTEM
VIDEO TRAININGS, CHEATSHEETS, TOOLS AND TEMPLATES
ACTIONABLE TASKS PROJECTS AND ASSIGNMENTS
PRIVATE FACEBOOK STUDENT COMMUNITY
FASHION INDUSTRY BUSINESS RESOURCES
Q. I’ve done coaching programs before, and never finish them or have success with them. Is this right for me? A. Many would say you get out what you put in yet also many programs can cause overwhelm but with SPARK. the training can be taken within your own schedule at your leisure plus there is a private facebook support community with me so you will gain exra support you need to overcome your hurdles, obstacles and smash that finish goal.
Q. How long will I have access to the content? Does the video content ever expire? How does "forever" sound! You'll have lifetime access to the content inside the training, plus all future updates.
Q. What format is the training delivered in? A. The course materials are shared as pre-recorded video lessons and step-by-step video tutorials by industry experts on the field. You’ll also receive worksheets, checklists, done for you PDF templates and more. As soon as you enrol, you'll get instant access to all of the content.
Q. Will I get any personal support? A. Being an online support it is available for you to access at your leisure at your own pace. It is a self study course. There is a live aspect through the bonus of a private facebook group that I will do regular live trainings in to support your journey and invite industry experts to as well.
Q. What if I am a newbie in fashion. I'm worried because I don’t have any design skills or fashion experience – will this still work for me? A. Then you are perfect for this! Seriously! We were all newbies at one point! You are at the perfect place to start because you will learn from the mistakes I made so you don’t have to make them yourself! This program can save you from doing things the wrong way… and knowing that can save you a ton of money and time in the long run! Seriously, this is the program I wish I had when I first started! SPARK will equip you with the tools you need to set up your African fashion business. What you need that is vital is a vision and a determination to launch your business and be a part of the changing narrative of the world perception of Africa. So if you’re willing to do the work, I can help you.
Q. What if I buy the program and then change my mind. Can I get my money back? A. If you have just changed your mind then. No refunds will be given. You will absolutely get out what you put in so if you follow the exact steps that I show you, you absolutely WILL have created results within just 8 weeks! I only offer a money back guarantee if any part of the product or service sold is faulty. Overall I am 100% committed to having your back & making sure you start and complete the process so you can go ahead and make a PROFIT doing what you love. If you follow the strategies laid out for an entire 8 weeks and you're not satisfied with your results, submit all your work for us to review. Upon review, we will:
1) Provide personalized feedback so you can improve your approach
2) Issue a full refund if for some reason we believe we cannot help you get the success you want
Q. Do I have to complete the training within a certain time? Can I complete it later? Great question! You do not need to complete the training within a certain time. We will of course be following a roadmap - the blueprint guide and you can go back and forth through the notes and recordings at your leisure. It's fast paced but you are welcome to dive into the content whenever works best for you. Plus, you have lifetime access to the content so you can revisit it at anytime.
Q. Will this training work for me? A. I wish I could tell you that without a doubt, SPARK will work for you, but I can’t. There is no wand to wave or magic pill that will bring you business success. You absolutely get out what you put in and I have put in a lot to help you make it the rest is up to you.
DID YOU KNOW SUCCESS IS WHERE OPPORTUNITY MEETS PREPARATION - SO LET'S GET YOU READY!
The Supplier challenges now solved with SPARK:
✅How to STOP or avoid getting ripped off by crafting and building successful, HONEST, long-term relationships with vetted, experienced, professional quality suppliers on the ground in Africa. Even if you have never visited the continent!
✅Learn the importance of working with suppliers with ETHICAL conditions and high working STANDARDS allowing you to build a responsible fashion brand made in Africa.
✅Recognise and avoid the classic, typical mistakes made by newbies that I too made in setting up my OWN made in Africa fashion business and how YOU can avoid that
✅The secrets to understand how to know if the suppliers you are working with are actually RIGHT FOR YOU and right for your unique product.
✅The easy and practical routes to find your quality African supplier - revealing why the 'gurus' of fashion are dead wrong that fashion cannot be made in Africa.
✅The all important MUST ask KEY questions you can use to vet suppliers for yourself that will also gain you the respect you need from the get go.
PLUS, a ton of practical advice and guidance so you can go from feeling stressed out, frustrated and overwhelmed, to being an organised and over-achieving business owner getting awesome results fulfilling your African dream AND literally get started straight from this course!
If you’re a total newbie to the African design and sourcing, then don’t you worry chica, I have created this training program with you in mind!
When you sign up to SPARK. you will ultimately have access to the F.A.B training which will teach you from beginner to intermediate levels - first it will walk you through the basics, then move into more advanced skills.
I am pretty sure you’re going to not only learn a TON, but have a ridiculously good time while doing it ;)
Ready to enrol? Then register today!
Can't wait to see you win with SPARK.!! Jacqueline Shaw Your African Fashion Business Coach