ACC Fashion Incubator

From Makers to Sellers

Austin Community College’s Fashion Incubator will help expand the local fashion industry by providing small business and emerging entrepreneurs with access to cutting-edge resources to help turn their fashion ideas into profitable products. Simultaneously, the Fashion Incubator will support academic pursuits for the development of certificate and for credit programs in Fashion Design, Technical Design and Fashion Entrepreneurship, with the ultimate community impact of gainful workforce development. Funded in partnership with the City of Austin, the ACC Fashion Incubator offers access to state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, design space, and business expertise all in one location.

New Talent for Growing Market

The ACC Fashion Incubator provides real-word learning opportunities, commercial design and manufacturing contract services, business incubation, and career-technical training to grow the local industry.

Incubator Facts

Facility Size

  • 7,500 square feet

Leasable Space

  • Manufacturing
  • Conference & Events
  • Support

Equipment & Other Resources

  • Gerber Technology garment manufacturing equipment
  • Product Lifecycle Management Software
  • Business training and support
  • Student internships and apprenticeships
  • Advanced professional coursework
  • Workforce development

Fashion Education at ACC

ACC continues to develop its fashion and training education with credit and noncredit options. Students can take noncredit classes in fashion design through the Continuing Education Division. The college’s Business Area of Study offers a credit certificate and an associate degree in fashion marketing.

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