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.

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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

  • SYFB was the best decision we’ve made to kickstart our brand. We were instantly struck by Elizabeth’s passion, and amazed at the depth of information that was offered in the course, from guidance around the earliest stages of starting a business, to launching and beyond. The Coaching Calls, Facebook group and Lives are invaluable for connecting with people on the same journey as us. We’ve been well and truly pushed out of our comfort zone – growing as a brand, and personally. We are launching in 2020 and we wouldn’t be in this position without Elizabeth and the Fashion Equipped team.
    – Ilana and Marika, Lanamara
  • “Finding Fashion Equipped was the missing link I needed. Not having a background in apparel but the drive to get my business off the ground, Fashion Equipped, between their one on one consulting and their online SYFB programme helped me fill in the gaps and got my start up moving. The industry knowledge, links and examples in their online programme is great for all levels and makes you look further into your business. Thank you Elizabeth, we are extremely grateful to you and your team.”
    – Danielle Sady, Everyday Lingerie Co
  • “Fashion Equipped helped me get to where I am today, and 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. Elizabeth guided me through the whole process from design and production to retail and wholesale pricing, right down to the details like trademarking my brand.”
    – Andrea Goulding, KaPow Kids
  • “I loved having a headstrong and inspirational mentor who could tell it to me as it is, and make sure I was set up for achievable success with direction and purpose. I needed someone to be in the ring with me, in particular advising on my books and financials. I would absolutely recommend working with a mentor – all day, every day.”
    – Lisa Leverington, HAJA Studio, Lady of Leisure Millinery