Are you a fashion / costume design student who will be heading into their final year of study in 2023 and required to complete a final collection as part of your degree / diploma? If so why not apply for your chance to win €500 in sponsorship towards your final collection

This application is open to all students working towards a QQI 6/7 or BA Hons Degree in Textiles, Fashion or Costume design within Ireland & Northern Ireland entering their final year of study in 2023.

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The sucessful candidate will recieve a bursary of €500 towards fabric of their choice from The Fabric Counter for their final collection.

As well as an additional discount on all purchases for the remainder of their final year.

Sourcing & Sampling

We are committed to assisting you in every way that we can with regards to sourcing and sampling for your final collection. You will have 1 to 1 access to our team and our network of suppliers from across the globe to ensure you find the right fabric to bring your ideas to life.

Promotion & Recognition

We can offer dedicated cross promotion on our social media and website showcasing your work in front of our network of industry professionals. You will also have the opportunity to display pieces from your collection in our store window Dublin if you choose, after your graduate showcase.

The Fine Print ...

We totally understand the stress involved in the final year of your course, that is why we have kept our entry requirements to a minimum. We also understand that you may not want to disclose your design concepts at such an early stage this is why we have kept our application fairly open and it is intended for you to just give us a little flavour of who you are as a designer and an overview of what your collection may look like. We also completely understand that your ideas may change as you grow and progress throughout the year so please don't worry if your vision changes after submission.

Sponsorship is a mutual beneficial relationship and the chosen applicant will have certain obligations that they must meet. From the successful candidates we require acknowledgement of our sponsorship in their graduate brochure and media displaying their work. We also request a short report detailing your experience of our sponsorship programme and some images of your collection or progress photos which may be used on our website, social media or for future promotions.

I'm In! ..How Can I Apply..

Great! Applications are open now untill the 10th of May 2023 and our application form is listed below.

Finalists will be contacted shortly after applications close and their submissions will be handed over to our independent judges, who will then choose the overall winner.