ABOUT

WHO WE ARE

The Assembly is a community and platform for emerging talent, students, entrepreneurs, professionals and independent businesses in the fashion and creative sector.

WHAT WE DO

We provide physical and virtual (URL + IRL) fashion business and educational support. Access to mentoring, funding and operational support to emerging talent and startups.

We also provide bespoke consulting services.

VISION

We seek a world where everyone with a passion for creativity can achieve their ambitions. We want to be apart of an eco-system that matches local talent for global success.

MISSION

Creating a community and platform that establish equity for fashion and creative talent in Africa. Foster entrepreneurs and companies that innovate the face of fashion in a hostile and rapidly changing marketplace, using collaborative methods as a key driver. Remove barriers to creative and professional development, tools and holistic mentoring.

ACCESS

Access to knowledge, people and resources is at the core of The Assembly’s values. These ideals translate into providing everyone we work with, with financially and physically accessible spaces that enable them thrive.

CREATIVE COLLABORATION

We are always better together, we want to create spaces and experiences you can think, act, innovate and be open to solving problems and working with each other.

A Little About The Founder

Hello! I’m Pepper and I founded The Assembly because I truly believe that anyone should have the opportunity to pursue their passions and achieve their ambitions as a creative. As a serial entrepreneur I know what it’s like to try and turn a big sometimes scary dream into a reality, how lonely it can feel and how much the right know how would have helped me. I hope you feel at home and find this platform useful.

I started my career as a Stylist and out of my desire to make an impact in the African fashion scene, I was the Fashion Editor of FAB and TW Magazine and in 2013 I became the Head of Channel for Africa’s pioneering fashion channel, SPICE TV.

For the past 10 years my career in Fashion has cut across Media, PR and Consulting in the UK and West Africa. Now I’m pursuing my passion to drive growth within Africa’s fashion eco-system and curious about leveraging technology to do so. I continue to work as a consultant and freelance journalist with a focus on the creative industries.

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