Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Entry?
The Entry is a platform dedicated to helping aspiring designers launch their first collections, via our online community channels and The Entry course. The platform was founded in April 2020 by Rebecca Tembo, also the founder of Rebecca Tembo - a luxury jumpsuit brand based in London.
Rebecca has hosted three sold-out workshops (online and in-person) sharing her knowledge of 5 years working in the luxury fashion industry, including fashion production for a prestigious brand on London's famous Savile Row. She saw the demand for accessible learning, from a relatable designer, in such a secretive industry.
The Entry is here to be your go-to guide for launching your line, on a budget. We want to show people that you can start small whilst pursuing big dreams. A lot of the advice offered for aspiring designers require a whole lot of funding which is totally ok, but what about those who don't have access to those resources? What if you only have £500 or £1000? Rebecca started with practically nothing but this was a blessing in disguise because that 'lack' formed resourcefulness, it forced her to be creative. Those experiences, which only life can teach you, grow you and ultimately grow your business. As much as we love fashion, we'd be lying if we said that talent is all you need. You will notice a heavy emphasis on mindset and entrepreneurship. It takes a strong work ethic, grit and great business acumen.
Having a business of any kind forces you to confront so many truths about yourself, the experience is usually lonely but it doesn't have to be! With our online Instagram and Facebook community, you will have support from so many likeminded individuals working hard to pursue their dreams too.
We will provide tonnes of content and resources that we believe will help you alongside our online course featuring 7 modules and a certificate upon completion. We hope you find this platform valuable!
I'm not from the UK, will this information be relevant to me?
The foundations of what we share at The Entry is completely universal. So in short, yes, this content will be relevant no matter where in the world you are.
How do I download resources?
Simply head to our resources page here, click on the resource and it'll take you to the download page.
Do you have a membership programme?
Our membership programme will be launching soon! Subscribe to our site to be the first to know.
How can I get in contact?
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THE ENTRY COURSE
What is The Entry Course about?
The Entry course is an online certificated course for aspiring designers like yourself, who may not have a huge budget to work on. We cover the following modules over 7 weeks:
Module 1: Mindset - Getting your mind ready for the highs and lows of running a fashion business, as well as self-development resources.
Module 2: Creating a Fashion Collection - The steps required to get your designs ready for production and what to do if you don't have the practical skills.
Module 3: Fashion Production - The pro's and con's of Ready-to-Wear, Made-to-Order and Bespoke, how to go into production with either business model and packaging.
Module 4: E-commerce - The core pages your website needs and how to take good e-commerce photography no matter your budget.
Module 5: Marketing - Marketing research, various strategies you can use, the different types of consumers and how to know who your customer is.
Module 6: Money - Improving your relationship with money, how to raise money for your business and pricing your designs.
Module 7: Productivity - Systems to use in your business and personal life to maximise efficiency.
All modules will come with a set of resources to help you. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate for completion of the course!
Starting a fashion brand can be overwhelming and daunting but we are here to help you just start! You don't need everything to be perfect, you just need to fully maximise the resources you do have. That is all we are asking you to do. You can view our testimonials and course page here.
I have 0 experience in fashion, design or anything creative. Will this still be relevant to me?
Yes, 100%. Our course included students with and without creative backgrounds and everybody shared that they learned a tonne of information. The course is simplified so it's easy to digest and act upon straight away.
Will the content be similar to what is taught in fashion school?
We are not sure what you studied specifically at fashion school, but this course is coming from a perspective of someone who didn't gain a fashion degree, yet still had a great job in fashion and created a brand from scratch. We include a lot of topics which nobody speaks about either - your personal self-development which ultimately guarantees your success, your relationship with money, creating systems plus tips and tricks you can only learn through experience.
How long will the course take to complete?
You can study the course in your own time but modules will be dropped week by week and discussed in our private Facebook group collectively. The first module will drop on Monday 27th April 2020.
How long will I have access to the course?
Once you enrol onto the course, you will have unlimited access. Feel free to log back in whenever you need to refresh your knowledge.
What are your payment options for the course?
You can either pay the full cost of the course upfront or pay in 2 instalments. When enrolling you can choose your payment method at checkout.
My card is declining when trying to purchase The Entry course.
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Do you offer payment plans?
A payment plan is offered for The Entry course where you can pay in 2 instalments. Paid downloadable resources require upfront payment and our upcoming membership group will be a monthly subscription. Payment options will be made clear on the product/service.
Do you offer refunds on your courses, products or services?
We do not offer refunds on our courses, products or services. The reason is because the viewer would have already viewed the content and had access. The only time we will accept a refund is on the rare occasion of a system glitch where you have not received your purchase.
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