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 LGBTQ25+.
We at FAC are dedicated to providing this well-deserved community their chance at pursuing a fashion and textile arts career through overcoming barriers such access to equipment, notions, skilled instruction and professional mentorship through direct involvement with regional and national professionals.
The Fashion Industry is a $3 trillion dollar market and represents 2% of the Global GDP. FAC emphasizes the necessity for the fashion design and textile trades as paramount to our community.
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
Beginning April 5, 2022 Spring/Summer hours Sun/Mon Closed, Tues-Fri 5p-830p, 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