FASHION DESIGNER

An understanding of fabrics and garment construction, an inherent knowledge of silhouettes are things that can be learnt. What makes a difference is if you are natural at the art of clothing. From established fashion designers to students fresh out of design school venturing into the real world, in order to get your designs the recognition that they deserve, it is fundamental that they are displayed at the right medium. Sell your designs, your products or your services from designers operating form their stores, to freelancers operating from their houses- we integrate solutions for everyone. Compete among your fellow designers, sharpen your innovative designing skills with us and get the unimaginable benefits and branding. Say hello to a world of advantages with UEPAKI, a one of a kind portal built in mind keeping the needs of designers.

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AS DESIGNERS, THE CHALLENGES YOU FACE ARE NUMEROUS

On completing design school, every designer faces a cross road, where they must choose between gaining experience with already established brand names, or setting up their own businesses and carving a niche for themselves.

  1. The lack of an equal stage- an undeniable reality
  2. The problem arises when you’re asked to sum up all your creativity, learning and practical knowledge into a window of thirty minutes during an interview. In a profit- driven world controlled by connections and referrals, securing a job, solely on the strength of your talent and hard-work becomes a herculean task. Your interviewers judge you on the benchmark of your real-life experience and practical exposure. Sadly, even after doing numerous internships, students fresh out of design school often feel themselves at a loss in terms of practical exposure within the company and network building.

    The lack of a proper system of categorization, based on skills and experience, adds to the problem. With numerous people working in the same area of expertise, the result is unnecessary competition brought about by the scarcity of opportunities and resources, in markets both online and offline.

  3. Carving a niche for yourself- not an easy route either
  4. Those choosing to carve their own niche do not have it easy either. Starting off as a freelancer, there are numerous factors that one has to keep in mind. Maintaining a store comes with hundreds of questions- the location must be strategic in order to grab the attention of the customers, the added cost of maintaining a staff along with the fixed costs attached to a store... the list goes on. Promotions and advertising burn a visible hole in your pocket.

The End result

A compromise between achieving your dreams and the everyday struggle

As a result of the numerous problems you face in trying to create your presence, you eventually end up settling for either of these options:

  1. Working as employees with prominent brands: We convince ourselves that this is the best path to follow- a stable income, good infrastructure and the opportunity to gain real world exposure by working establishments having good business. Sadly, even after devoting numerous years of our lives to these workplaces, the addition to our personal growth remains negligible. Even after putting your heart and soul into your work, there is no profit sharing, no addition to your own brand value or advancement in creativity & expertise etc.
  2. An office of your own: Those of us who are lucky enough to have the necessary financial and infrastructural support, start our own stores and design studios. However, this requires a hefty amount of investment in order to pay for the fixed costs of maintain a space, hiring a team, building a clientele etc. What’s more, even after all these efforts, your designs get copied by resellers and copy editors, and you are unable to promote yourself at an international level. Added to that is the problem of counterfeit manufacturers and resellers copying your designs, the minute that they are available publicly. Amidst all these impediments, how does one make a mark on the global stage and grab the magnificent opportunities that they deserve?
  3. Working as Freelancers: As freelancers, we are always on the lookout for opportunities, but here too online platforms and marketplaces only allow you to grow your market through paid promotions & sponsorships. Even after investing tons of money in paid promotions and sponsorships, it takes years to carve out a niche for yourself.

What If we told you that you have the option of a dedicated marketplace offering integrated solutions to all your operational problems, established with the sole intention of empowering designers?

SAY HELLO TO UEPAKI, AN EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER MARKETPLACE

Why should you choose us?

Simply because we are a marketplace of Designers made for the benefit of designers. Here’s what YOU stand to gain:

  1. The quintessential link to the practical world: Networking and gaining practical exposure is a necessity in the world of designing. As an aggregator market place, UEPAKI provides you with a platform to connect not just with clients, but also celebrity designers and recruiters and seniors in the industry. An added advantage for students is the ease it offers when it comes to procuring internships and placements.
  2. A market place based on organic competition: We practice, preach and promote perfect competition. The Competition Cycle, our unique system of rankings/ratings is based on multiple transparent factors. We follow a strict policy of No paid promotions and Sponsorships in order to ensure that only the most meritorious get the best opportunities.
  3. Strict Copyright protocols: We understand the importance of safe-guarding your intellectual property rights. At UEPAKI, we have a strict policy of ZERO TOLERANCE when it comes to Copyright Infringement. The reproduction of someone else’s work in any form whatsoever results in direct disqualification form the platform. We allow you to safeguard your designs form resellers, copy editors and counterfeit producers.
  4. International Presence: We are in the process of actively expanding on an international level. Register with us to increase your presence on the international stage, not just in terms of the clients you grab, but also in terms of the wide array of skill sets that you acquire. You can now introduce your skills in the fashion cultures existing in other countries.
  5. A well-established infrastructure offering solutions to your operational problems: From interacting with your clients to showcasing your work and ideas to prospective clients, let us take care of all the allied operational problems that you have been struggling with till now.
  6. Offline Personalised branding setup support: Our aim at UEPAKI is to empower the designers on our platform. Those designers who perform the best in the Competition Cycle will be given support with respect to their own, personalised branding, even in the offline market.