Do you work in fashion and have an ambition to help shape a more sustainable future?  

FashMash Young Pioneers is our mentoring programme designed to support and nurture the next generation of industry talent dedicated to driving transformational change.


We are teaming 12 senior FashMash members with a select group of those at the beginning of their careers. The programme is intended to be inclusive for all, but is designed particularly to support ethnic minorities and those from low socio-economic backgrounds. It launched in 2020 in direct response to the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the wider ramifications of COVID-19, with a goal to actively provide opportunities for these less represented groups to succeed in the fashion industry.


After a highly successful first cohort, we will launch the second intake in 2022. This time, the scheme will focus specifically on those looking to shape the future of fashion through a sustainability lens. Apply now below. 

DEADLINE EXTEnDED: May 20, 2022 

FashMash Young Pioneers


By becoming a Young Pioneer, you gain access to a six-month programme that includes:  

  • Monthly mentoring sessions from a senior FashMash member 

  • Regular contact with FashMash co-founders for further support and opportunities 

  • An intimate launch event hosted by FashMash co-founders 

  • Whatsapp group with fellow recipients of Young Pioneers 

  • Opportunity to arrange meetups with the network of Young Pioneers 

  • Invitation to the FashMash community’s biannual networking events 

  • Complimentary tickets to all FashMash Pioneers speaker series 

  • Programme of coaching sessions and talks from sustainability experts focused on  personal and professional development 

  • The Business of Fashion (BoF) will also be supporting the Young Pioneers 2022 cohort with complimentary access to BoF Professional, providing agenda-setting intelligence, guidance and advice needed to navigate a career in the global fashion industry. 


Upon graduation from the programme, you will also be invited to become a full member of the FashMash community, gain access to the Young Pioneers alumni network and have the opportunity for a written recommendation. 



Who exactly are we looking for? 

  • Those in an entry-level position (within the first three years of employment) at a company within or associated with the fashion industry

  • Able to demonstrate a dedication to shaping a more sustainable fashion future through your career goals 

  • Under 27 years old

  • Annual income under £25,000 

  • UK-based (please note: our in-person events are held in London, government regulation dependent)