The Fashionomics Africa masterclasses intend to give a better grasp of establishing and building a fashion brand – from idea to execution. The sessions focus on: financial and business acumen; capacity building on business plan development; access to finance; branding, marketing, networking; and fostering market linkages. We have trained more than 1,000 textile, apparel and accessories entrepreneurs – out of whom 65% were women – in Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda in partnership with public and private stakeholders.