Circular Product Design & Business Programme, 10-wks (Expression of Interest), Shama Ethnic Women's Trust Mondays 12 February- 15 April 10.00am - 1.00 pm
This is an Expression of Interest (EOI) only.
The ReCreators have partnered with the WE (Womens Empowerment) Collective programme. This is an initiative by Shama Ethnic Women's Trust to support ethnic women into income via business ownership. Our collaboration is supported by The Ministry for Ethnic Communities.
The programme is specifically designed to train former refugees and women in upcycling techniques. Our aim is to equip women with the skills and knowledge they need to turn reclaimed materials (wood, textiles and other materials) into unique creations and build sustainable businesses. Through this program, we seek to promote creative entrepreneurship among these women while also advancing environmental sustainability.
The program specifically targets women aged 18 + who have a former refugee or migrant background. We aim to support women who are facing challenges in finding flexible work and income opportunities in New Zealand.
The program spans over 10 weeks, combining practical hands-on sessions, expert mentoring, and business-focused guidance. With a focus on crafts and creative upcycling, we provide a supportive and inspiring environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive.
Key Program Highlights:
1. Skill Building Workshops:
- Explore the fundamentals of upcycling and unleash your creativity.
- Master various crafting techniques, from sewing to repurposing materials.
- Learn how to create beautiful and functional items from reclaimed materials.
- Develop your design thinking abilities and acquire practical skills for transforming ideas into tangible products.
2. Personalised Mentoring:
- Benefit from one-on-one mentoring sessions with experienced professionals.
- Receive personalised guidance to enhance your craft and entrepreneurial skills.
- Gain valuable insights into building a successful business in the creative industry.
- Develop a strong brand identity and learn effective marketing strategies.
- Understand the essentials of running a successful creative business.
- Learn about pricing, budgeting, and financial management.
- Explore avenues for selling and showcasing your unique creations.
- Gain knowledge of e-commerce platforms and social media marketing to reach a wider audience.
4. Community and Networking:
- Connect with a supportive community of like-minded women.
- Engage in peer learning, collaboration, and sharing of experiences.
- Expand your professional network through industry connections.
- Access resources, partnerships, and opportunities for further growth.
Embark on a transformative journey of creativity, entrepreneurship, and empowerment. Join us as we nurture your passion for upcycling, equip you with essential skills, and guide you towards building a sustainable business. Together, we will create a vibrant community of empowered women shaping their own destinies through creativity and entrepreneurship.
To learn more and embark on this exciting opportunity, sign up today and be part of a program that will empower you to turn your dreams into reality.