NEMONA (Network for Fashion Design and Sewing) is a pilot project in the field of fashion and production in Berlin's district of Neukölln. It aims at young fashion designers and streamstresses. The objective is to promote the partnership networking between these two groups for new employment and job opportunities and to develop business models.
NEMONA will develop further the existing Fashion Network Neukölln in order to support and strengthen designers as future employers of seamstresses and tailors. On the other hand, seamstresses and tailors of Neukölln will be linked to the already existing fashion network. This leads to the initiation of sustainable partnerships and relationships with designers - at the same time, the employment for seamstresses and tailors will be striven for.
The establishment and maintenance of the network depends on the implementation of concrete projects. For instance, NEMONA has clearly defined intermediate projects which hold the network together and involve short-term experiences of success.
The network will therefore develop common structures, such as the establishment of a showroom, joint participation in exhibitions and events, the establishment of a purchasing pool for fabrics or the development of local production in the immediate environment of the designers, which ensures a better quality of products.
NEMONA also offers regular network meetings to share information, to collaborate with other networks, or to exchange skills and qualifications (e.g. relevant industrial and commercial knowledge or specific knowledge of production based on ecological aspects).
Up to the 30th of September 2013, NeMoNa will support young entrepreneurs and seamstresses to efficiently and qualitatively improve themselves, to find out future needs, as well as to develop possible solutions in order to set up a sustainable and independent network for fashion design and production.
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Agrarbörse Deutschland Ost
European Social Fund (until September 2013)
Sabine Hülsebus (project manager)
Daniela Fleig (project manager)
Verena Röber (controlling)
Caspar Lundsgaard-Hansen (assistant)
Neukölln, Berlin (Germany)