Innovation in Austin
The Austin Community College Fashion Incubator’s goal is to provide a unique real-to-industry experience for students and local fashion design startups that is highly inclusive, collaborative, and supportive.
Who We Are
The Austin Community College Fashion Incubator is a high-tech facility that educates students, designers-in-residence, and local industry. We partner with the City of Austin Economic Development Department to provide a real-to-industry educational experience to develop local workforce in the fashion industry.
We also partner with Gerber Technology to provide a unique digital solutions package that significantly reduces the product development and small-run production cost for designers in our designer-in-residence program.
What We Do
We provide real-to-industry education, training, and support to students, emerging fashion businesses, and local industry. We are building the local fashion ecosystem with career-technical training on both state-of-the-art technology as well as current industry skills. We are pushing the bar forward on the fashion industry workforce and fashion education.
To provide a high-quality fashion design education at an affordable rate in a real-to-industry environment with access and training on the industry’s latest technology.
To support emerging fashion design businesses in their business creation, product development, small batch samples, marketing, and sales strategy.
To provide workforce education with the aim of gainful employment in partnership with the City of Austin Economic Development Department.