Thursday, March 8, 2012
Editor's Jargon: Fashion or Design Incubator
A growing movement toward fostering the development of local and independent artists and designers is afoot and, subsequently, has become a buzzword. An incubator program truly draws from the word’s origin, to form slowly and protectively, as if hatching or to maintain at optimal environmental conditions. In order to offer such perfect conditions for an artist to create a line for retail, these programs are often, but not always, run by a non-profit organization where studio space is provided with access to professional equipment, mentorships and tutoring on small business essentials.