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Government backs Dunedin fashion incubator

10 October 2001 Media Statement

Government backs Dunedin fashion incubator

Prime Minister Helen Clark visited Dunedin today for the opening of the Dunedin Fashion Incubator.

The Fashion Incubator is a showcase for the talents of the city’s young designers.

Helen Clark said that business incubators are a key component of the government’s economic development strategy and $1.85 million, delivered through Industry New Zealand, has been set aside for their development this financial year. Incubators generally provide workspace and support services for entrepreneurs and new businesses during their start-up phase.

“The Dunedin Fashion incubator has received $35,000 from the government, and is currently helping to support four designers, Christina Perriam, Cat Callanan, Shelley Tiplady and Toni Darling. The incubator is a non-profit organisation established to facilitate business growth within, in particular, the arts sector and the fashion sector in Dunedin.

“The Labour-Alliance Government over the past two years has been establishing firm partnerships with industries and businesses to drive economic growth. Support for incubators is part of this partnership approach.

“New Zealand’s fashion designers are increasingly building an international reputation for creativity and flair. They are translating innovative ideas into export dollars.

“The four young designers currently working in the Dunedin fashion Incubator, and those who follow them, can build on our growing reputation as a centre of design and fashion excellence.

“In the 21st century pragmatic partnerships for economic growth based on the skills and innovative ability of New Zealanders will transform our economy. Our export-oriented creative industries, like fashion and design, are part of our future upmarket economy delivering higher living standards to New Zealanders,” Helen Clark said.


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