The Fashion Arts Collective(FAC) is a non-profit committed to nurturing aspiring area students and designer talent and supporting the Midwest fashion ecosystem. The fashion industry gender ratio is 70% and 25% male. In this group about 45% identify as LGBTQ+. Emphasizing the necessity for the textile trades is paramount to our community. We at FAC are dedicated to providing this underserved community their chance at pursuing a fashion and textile arts career through overcoming barriers such as poverty, transportation, economic barriers and more. The Fashion Industry is a $3 trillion dollar market and represents 2% of the Global GDP. At FAC, we recognize the need for direct involvement with area students and the community who desire to pursue this valuable and essential trade.
FAC’s mission is to provide students and regional fashion designers with mentoring, training, resources, and industry network opportunities to fulfill their creative potential in the fashion industry.
The Fashion Arts Collective develops the whole student and designer in the fashion ecosystem through four project pillars: creative inspiration, skill development, resource development, and business incubation.
We are planting seeds- or should we say “laying stitches” – through year-round sewing and textile design programming. Our Educational Workshops are available for designers at all levels. Whether just starting out or seeking manufacturing partners, the community we serve needs assistance with sewing and trade skills, business plans, networking, strategic actions, and marketing knowledge. FAC helps them to sharpen creative abilities, hone business acumen, and connect resources and opportunities.
In short, we want to turn creative people into creative entrepreneurs. We want to provide our area students and designers with the resources and skills to produce innovative and beautiful works of art, as well as profitable, consumer-friendly garments. Our goal is to marry the necessary components of creativity, technical skills and know-how and market knowledge to produce successful industrial sewers, and fashion and textile businesses.
Explore the different branches of the FAC, including resources for area students, hobbyists, designers, fun workshops and events and designer shopping for fashion lovers!
FASHION ARTS COLLECTIVE
1141 N. 11th Street, 2nd Floor | Omaha, NE 68102
Workroom Open Fall Winter Hours begin 9/20/2021 Sun/Mon Closed, Tues-Fri 4p-8p, Sat. 10a-2p and/or by appointment. Call 402-342-4487 to RSVP
Fashion Arts Collective
1141 N. 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Omaha, NE 68102
Workroom Open from 9:30 – 5 p.m. weekdays