Public Speaking

Fashion Equipped founder, Elizabeth Formosa is passionate about sharing her long-term industry knowledge with others and is regularly invited to speak at fashion industry trade and council events, as well as well esteemed fashion schools and universities.


Elizabeth’s recent presentation topics have included:

  • International Sourcing Expo 2016 – Top 5 Tips for Fashion Startups
  • International Sourcing Expo 2015 – Hot Topics in Sourcing
  • Council of Fashion & Textiles – Want a Job in Fashion?
  • RMIT – Branding, Sales & Marketing for Fashion – Masters of Entrepreneurship
  • Box Hill Institute – The Business Side of Fashion – Starting a Fashion Business
  • Fashion Masters – A Career in Fashion
  • Fashion Exposed Now – Top 5 Marketing Tips for your Fashion Business

Organisations, Trade Associations and Public Speaking

  • Elizabeth Formosa is a member of the Council of Fashion & Textiles
  • Has spoken and contributed to RMIT & Fashion Masters
  • Exhibited at the International Sourcing Expo in 2015 and 2016
  • She has upcoming speaking engagements in 2017 for:
    • Council of Fashion & Textiles
    • Fashion Masters
    • International Sourcing Expo
    • Fashion Exposed Now
  • Elizabeth is also proudly participating as a Mentor and Advisor in the Curated Melbourne (CTF) Initiative. Organised by the Council of Textiles & Fashion. CTF Supports local emerging fashion and textile businesses, the program consists of mentoring, business development workshops and a series of popup retail events, most recently held at the Emporium and St Collins Lane, Melbourne.

What our clients have to say

  • “Fashion Equipped helped me get to where I am today – working with Elizabeth has given me the upper hand. I have been able to transform my small handmade business into a fully manufactured label and my orders have increased tenfold. Everyone comments on how great the quality of my clothing is! Elizabeth connected me with the right people, gave me advice in all areas of fashion: design, production, pricing (both retail and wholesale), as well as things like trademarking my brand. I still touch base with her years later for guidance – she is a really lovely person and is really efficient and organised – I love that! I would recommend the mentoring program to anyone who needs help and advice with their Fashion Business.”
    Andrea Goulding
    KaPow Kids
  • “I had so many positive experiences with Fashion Equipped! Elizabeth empowered me with skills and advice to be able to step out from working in my business to working on my business. Without her guidance I wouldn’t understand the nuts and bolts of business in relation to the fashion industry. She helped me to sort out our finances, gave meaning to the numbers and located a factory with the manufacturing and logistical requirements that fit with our needs enabling us to scale. Fashion Equipped’s valuable networks introduced me to the right people to help me develop my technical skills and assist in product development. Working with Fashion Equipped is the best investment you will make in to your business!”
    Shae Brown
  • “Finally, there is someone to help me that actually understands my industry and all the challenges I face (and knows how to address them)! The Fashion Equipped team is focused, organised, knowledgeable, and beyond passionate about the business of fashion. They are committed to the enterprise of helping people in the fashion industry achieve success. For me, they have helped me to clarify my goals and given me the tools with which to achieve them. They have just the right mix of nuts and bolts advice, creative thinking, and encouragement and enthusiasm. I really feel that Fashion Equipped is not just consulting to me but that we are on the same team – we are all working towards the same ends.”
    Julie Goodwin
    Julie Goodwin Couture
  • “With Fashion Equipped, we were able to work closely with different specialists in the team, giving us the knowledge we needed to source, manufacture and brand our business. The team helped a lot with our early problem solving. Working with Fashion Equipped has given us a massive insight into fashion and the entire business behind fashion. Our collection is now very strong and our branding is sharp and consistent. We have a great supplier (the most important part of your business) and we have a lifeline at any second of the day with a network of people that are there to help with any area of your business that is lacking.”

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