This coming May marks five years since fashion industry advocacy group, Pattern, came into existence. Recently, Pattern hosted a State of Pattern event to share some of the milestones that have been reached by the local fashion industry through its efforts.
Some of the highlights from the event:
- Membership has gone from ten people to over 1200.
- Pattern’s namesake publication, launched in 2012, has a readership of over 30,000 people and is nationally and internationally distributed to places like Hong Kong, the UK, Canada, Brazil and Austria.
- Pattern opened its first retail location - a clothing boutique - on Mass ave last August. The store puts special emphasis on local designers and helps counsel fledgling brands on how to take their product to the next level.
- Pattern is currently involved in launching a Fashion Accelerator located downtown Indianapolis in partnership with Riley Area Development Corporation. The space is set to open in late 2015/early 2016.
Launched in 2010, Pattern is a non-profit with a proven track record that facilitates an inclusive, fashion-focused network of professionals, enthusiasts and advocates. Our purpose is to advance the Indianapolis fashion industry, as well as the broader creative community through advocacy, connection and education. Our mission is to provide a springboard for business success by showcasing local talent through our publication and store.
- We build community
- We curate ideas
- We problem solve
- We drive change
- We create lasting value