"From Kobe to the World"

Since the Fashion City Declaration in 1973, Fashion City Kobe has been undertaking a variety of projects to nurture young talents and to support local industry. Now, creators and small to medium apparel companies are emerging with the potential to be major players on the global scene.

In an attempt to introduce Japanese technologies and materials, which are already highly appreciated by many fashion leaders around the world, through a collaborative effort between manufacturers and creators, Channel KOBE has been created as a unique proposal to creators who aim to expand their activities abroad.


Channel KOBE is a project to support the overseas expansion efforts of creators and small to medium apparel companies who have, in some way, affiliations with Kobe for a period of three years.

* 07.2011-03.2012 : Study & Training

Unique programs will be proposed to learn the know-how and the rules necessary to work abroad, including seminars and visits to fashion centers. At the same time, brands will be selected through public invitation for the provision of support for participation in overseas exhibition starting in the following year.

[Annual Program (proposal)]
Overseas fashion business support seminar
Ateliers (workshops) by foreign professionals (individual counseling)
Tours of overseas fashion centers
Export seminar
Practical training in overseas country*       * Only for selected brands

* 04.2012-03.2014: Comprehensive support for participation in overseas exhibitions
  (to be continued for four seasons)

The brands selected in the first year will work together as a team and participate in overseas exhibition. Channel KOBE will provide comprehensive support for preparation and activities during exhibitions, as well as consultation throughout the season.

[Support Menu]
Support for the participation in the Channel KOBE booth in overseas exhibitions (the entire cost of participation will be subsidized)
Comprehensive support for participation in overseas exhibitions
Support for sales activities abroad

(C) Kobe Fashion Organization

[Organized by] Kobe Fashion Organization / Kobe City [Co-organizer] Kobe Fashion Museum
[Sponsored by] ISM & CO., / Java Group / WORLD CO., LTD. / ASICS Corporation [In cooperation with] NIRE UPS INC.