Collectives are the perfect way to start out if you’re an emerging designer. Lucky for you a new designer collective is opening up in Philadelphia in August 2012. If you submit some of your designs to their Design Contest they will host your line for a month, free of charge. Fancy that.
Compendium is a progressive independent designers’ boutique and collective that’s opening up later this summer. For their grand opening, they’re hosting a contest to discover some fresh talent. Designers dictate the price range of the clothing carried at Compendium and they receive 90% of the sale.
10 Winners will host their clothing in the store for a month free of charge. This jump starts the store opening and you’ll test out the local market with at no cost. This contest is only a win-win situation.
The market for co-ops in Philadelphia is much smaller than those in LA and NYC. If you’re an emerging designer who is looking to break into a new market, then entering this contest could be your big break. Send your submissions here and your success could happen without becoming a reality TV star.