DISC, Supporting fashion manufacturers and designers to innovate their business, products and services

DISC is a unique and exciting project, designed to develop the demand and supply of innovation, information and solutions in high-end fashion and jewellery manufacturing, sourcing, technical innovation and sustainability.

DISC gives you and your business access to a team of highly skilled industry experts. Their specialist experience covers the manufacturing industry incorporating factory production, global sourcing, jewellery production and sustainable manufacturing.

With over 60 years experience between the experts, DISC will help you put your ideas and concepts into production and is a unique resource to London’s fashion businesses.

DISC will offer free support in four ways:

DISC: Online Knowledge Bank –
The DISC website will offer on-line toolkits, market intelligence reports, case studies, listings, knowledge matching service to all beneficiaries.

DISC: Workshops –
DISC will be hosting a series of seminars, demonstrations and workshops promoting innovative ideas, solutions and techniques to both designers and manufacturers.

DISC: Tailored Support –
The core of the DISC support structure is the unique one-to-one advice and support from the DISC experts. Businesses and experts will be matched according to suitability and need.

DISC: Incubator –
In partnership with Hackney Council the DISC knowledge incubator will enable collaboration with the DISC team and manufacturers to develop their business models and product innovations. This service will offer a more intensive mentoring system from the tailored support and will be only available to a select few organisations. DISC will be working with businesses in the fashion design and manufacturing industry to help them make London a leading centre for the production of high value designer fashion garments, accessories and jewellery.

What can Designers/Manufacturers achieve with DISC?

Through working with DISC businesses will potentially:

Identify opportunities and solutions for adding value to manufacturing
Deliver innovation in product, process and business models
Attract new customers, increasing sales (both home and export sales) and increasing turnover
See an improvement in profit margins
Develop new products and services
Become a pioneer in the growing sustainable fashion industry

Who is involved in DISC?
DISC is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.  The DISC team is a partnership between London College of Fashion, London Borough of Hackney and Centa, who are responsible for providing the support to high-end fashion jewellers wanting to take part in the project

Get Involved

DISC are looking for businesses to work with. If you are a small to medium enterprise working in the high-end fashion, jewellery or accessory industry either as a designer or manufacturer and are based in the London area, contact us now: disc-enquiries@fashion.arts.ac.uk
Or visit the DISC website: www.fashion-manufacturing.com