The Trinidad and Tobago Fashion Company (FashionTT) held its Value Chain Investment Programme (VCIP) Certificate Distribution Ceremony on November 25 at the Hilton Trinidad.
The ceremony was held to honour the 70 designers who received one-on-one business coaching from experienced professors in the field of entrepreneurship under the umbrella of the University of the West Indies. Each designer was recognised for their commitment to participating in the programme and improving the value chain elements of their business based on the guidance from their respective mentors. Four designers were also awarded for their respective category: Top Sales Performance: Shanice and Sheneika McDonald of RackPDH; HR Development: Shivonne Subero of SS Label; E-Commerce: Zidelle Daniel of 1491 Denim, and Most Improved Entrepreneur: Wendy Hodge of Wendy’s Fashion.
FashionTT’s chairman, Jason Lindsay, speaking at the event, said, “We remain devoted in our mission to drive the industry’s business development and growth and we look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders to move the industry forward. Once there is perseverance the results will come and the industry will continue to have just not just the support of myself but the board of CreativeTT. This is not just a celebration of 70 but what that 70 will do for the rest of the industry.” He added that “FashionTT and CreativeTT are thankful for the continued support of the Ministry of Trade & Industry”. FashionTT was also grateful to the sponsors who have contributed to the event and the programme.