Square and Clearpay have launched a programme for the British Fashion Council’s (BFC) young designers to help them establish their online storefronts. The programme empowers the best of Britain’s emerging designer talent to fast forward their business growth and generate more revenue by making their collections shoppable to millions of eCommerce customers worldwide. This launch comes at the end of another successful London Fashion Week, of which Clearpay is the principal partner.
BFC’s business development programme, enable enrolled designers to participate in Square and Clearpay’s eCommerce mentoring package and receive access to Square Online free of charge, for one year.
Paula Corcoran, senior product marketing manager for Square Online, said: “We’re delighted to offer such a robust eCommerce opportunity to a group of truly innovative designers. We know how important it is for any business to build their own unique online presence and be able to accept payments in multiple ways. We can’t wait to see what comes of merging Square and Clearpay’s tools and expertise with the ‘BFC 2022/2023 Initiatives’ designers, a network known for their innovation and talent.”
Rich Bayer, UK Country Manager at Clearpay, said: “By offering the British Fashion Council’s emerging designers complimentary access to the Square eCommerce platform, we are delivering one of the core objectives of our London Fashion Week principal partnership, which is to support British retail and new designer talent. Through the Clearpay integration within the Square platform, designers will automatically be able to offer Clearpay and tap into our audience of young and engaged shoppers to build business success.”
Caroline Rush, CEO of the BFC said: “We greatly appreciate the commitment that Clearpay has demonstrated to emerging designers throughout its principal partnership of London Fashion Week, through financially supporting all of the programmes that we run in aid of our emerging designers. By offering our current cohort of designers, free access to eCommerce integration, we are supporting them to take another key step in becoming an established brand, driving their business forward.”