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Workshop to Boost Fiji Fashion Industry

Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation:

Tuesday, 10 June 2014


Around 50 participants involved in the Fiji fashion industry are attending a two and a half day workshop organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat from 10th12th June 2014 at the Forum Secretariat Conference Centre, Suva.

The workshop is part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Cultures + project, funded by the European Union and managed by SPC, which is designed to strengthen the cultural industry in Fiji, Samoa and the Solomon Islands.

The Fiji fashion industry workshop would address the immediate needs of the Fiji Fashion Council as the peak representative body of the fashion industry in Fiji.

“There is much economic potential in the cultural and creative industry in the Pacific region but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to be able to realise this economic value,” says Shiu Raj, Director Economic Governance Programme at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.

“The EU funded ACP Cultures + project is designed to address the gaps at both the private sector and government levels, by involving industry players and government officials.”

“With a new strategic plan and a clearer membership model, the Fiji Fashion Council will be better equipped to carry out is primary roles and responsibilities,” Raj said.

Participants involved in the workshop include a cross section from the local fashion industry including Fiji Fashion executives, retailers, models, and designers. Observer from Samoa and Solomon Islands are also attending the workshop.

Read story: Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation

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