SindiThe Fashion Development Program, is aimed at capacitating young and emerging fashion designers with both the technical and business skills, these focusing on business management skills required to run a sustainable and profitable business. The purpose of the program is to encourage entrepreneurship and business of fashion, we want to move away from the perception that the industry is about entertainment, glitz and glamour only. It should be taken serious as a one of the lucrative industry and it can create employment opportunities.

The program has different pillars that addressing different needs of the fashion business:

DFF Recognition Awards recognizing the work contributed by everyone working in the industry and paying respect to those that have been in the industry despite the challenges that we have faced.


Sindi Shangase

Program Manager: Durban Fashion Fair