Open Call: 2018 ABURY Design Experience


Ready to make an impact by making our world more sustainable? Abury has launched their fourth annual open call for the 2018 ABURY Design Experience.  They are looking for fashion accessory designers that are ready to combine their modern aesthetic with traditional craft with artisans from Chile. Winners will receive a travel and production grant to develop a capsule collection and quality workshops with local craftswomen and men where they will develop a new handmade collection for ABURY.  

ABURY is pioneering the fashion industry by combining traditional, old world crafts with avant-garde designs creating a new luxury style that fosters inter-cultural exchange while preserving world crafts. It does this by bringing together designers with traditional artisans from remote and inspiring cultures, creating a timeless and authentic luxury.

ABURY Design Experience

ABURY Design Experience


Abury is looking for current students in fashion or accessory design (and related field), or graduate students in fashion or accessory design (and related field), or recently established fashion/accessories designers who have a passion for crafts, culture, and cutting-edge modern design.

  • Minimum age: 21 years old
  • Availability from July to September 2018
  • A basic understanding of the Spanish language is needed for the 2018 edition. 

Winners must be available in July to come and stay in Berlin for orientation and workshops. During the period from July to September 2018, winners are allowed to manage their own working schedule, as long as the collection is finished within the agreed time.

The deadline to apply is May 11, 2018. Learn more at the ABURY Design Experience.

Please note that we are not affiliated with this open call and cannot answer questions about it. 

Emerging designer or resource to share? Please contact us at Also, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to learn about the latest news, open calls, events and opportunities!