Posts tagged: ESL

Namaste NYC

By , June 13, 2014 8:24 am

I would like to congratulate Ritu Jadwani, one of our ESL/Fashion Business certificate students from 2008, on starting her own business! I’ve seen these in person and my personal favorites are the bracelets, they are beautiful. Congrats Ritu! 

 

Namaste NYC is a fair trade brand that creates beautifully hand-crafted products in India for a global audience. We incorporate crafts like hand embroideries, block prints, hand tie-dye, metal work and punch work to design interesting textures. With an aim to revive the dying craft industry of India, we support khadi and mashru hand woven fabrics that are going into extinction due to lack of skilled weavers and industrialization. We collaborate with globally renowned non-profit organizations in India, which focus towards women empowerment and sustainable rural development through crafts and embroideries. All our products are made in sweat free women operated ethical workshops. Fairly traded, crafted with love.

(Founder and designer Ritu Jadwani) I am inspired by Indian craftsmanship and age-old embroidery techniques with a modern touch.

 I grew up in India and came to FIT to learn about the international fashion scene. With an undergrad fashion degree and Master of global innovation business degree I combine my skills and love towards hand crafted products.

Coming to FIT for the ESL Fashion Business Certificate Program was the best decisions I made in July 2008. It gave me immense exposure by attending a world-renowned institute and living in a fashion capital city, New York. The knowledgeable faculty mentors, resourceful library, world-class museum and its tours, extra seminars, graduation fashion shows, fashion and museum tours in the city, and my diverse fashionista classmates have been of great influence in starting my business. Fortunately, I got a chance to return to FIT in Summer 2013 for more courses and I hope I return again and again!

After finishing my studies at FIT and gaining some industry experience, I returned back to my country, India. Inspired by the local artisan’s hand crafting skills, I decided to launch my accessory and apparel brand to promote fair trade items and support the dying cottage industries of my town. We launched as a wholesale company at the NY NOW fair in New York, in February 2014. Soon we started supplying to stores that appreciated hand crafted colorful items. We hope to reach out to museums, hotels and more hand made stores by the end of this year. Recently we launched our online retail store on Etsy with worldwide shipping at nominal/free costs. Check out our new collection at NY NOW in the Global Handmade section in New York City from Aug 16th – 21st 2014.

We hope you enjoy our colorful products as much as we enjoy hand crafting them for you.
Namaste
www.namaste-nyc.com
https://www.etsy.com/shop/NamasteNycIndia
Thank you FIT!

ESL / Trend Tracking

By , June 11, 2012 12:30 pm

ESL/Fashion Business Program
SXN 358 55A: Track 5 Fashion Trend Forecasting Elite/ Accelerated Level

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This advanced track enhances careers in marketing, branding, fashion journalism, and product development. Experience exactly how trends are tracked from identifying consumer behavior to lifestyle impact levels to new product possibilities. Work with professional trend experts on color forecast and product predictions in fashion, accessories and home. Create your own mini fashion forecast/trend report based on market and street trend hunting exercises. This track is Facilitated by Marguerite LaCorte.

MARGUERITE LA CORTE is a Global Trend Tracker™ and Product Anthropologist. Strong on both the Marketing and R&D side, she travels the world for 30-45 day periods working for clients to help them identify emerging consumer insights, novel ingredients, and unique consumer rituals and products, offering meaningful end benefits in the form of proprietary research reports and creative presentations 60 days after her return Stateside.

Register for all ESL programs here: http://www.fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister and select ESL Programs.

ESL / Fashion Business Program

By , May 4, 2012 11:50 am

English is the language of the global fashion business!

Do you want to improve your English language skills?
Are you interested in fashion design, promotion, retail buying, the fragrance business, fashion trend forecasting or global fashion business development?  
Would you like to spend several weeks in New York City?  
Then FIT’s Summer English as a Second Language / Fashion Business Program is for you!

July 5, 2012 – July 26, 2012
This three-week intensive session offered in partnership with FIT’s Educational Skills department includes an ESL course and classes in fashion business and design topics. Attendees meet a variety of fashion-related industry experts in the classroom and at special events.
Earn a Professional Studies Certificate of Completion.

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Standard Programs:
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Fragrance Product Development
Fashion Promotion

Elite/Accelerated Programs:
Fashion Trend Forecasting
Global Fashion Business

For a complete brochure, download this PDF.
To register, go to fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister, select ESL Programs, choose the track of your choice, and proceed to check out.

 

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