Networking and the transfer of our competences


Most important contents of VDMD:

broad knowledge

We offer you:

  • Trendforecast - 2 years in advance
  • Knowledge transfer for all your questions
  • Presentations at trade fairs and congresses
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Software training
  • Possibilities for the implementation of website and shop

professional advice

  • Your entry into the Artists' Social Insurance Fund (KSK)
  • Your business start-up
  • Your business plan
  • Your fee and salary
  • Your label foundation
  • Your portfolio design for your freelance or employment applications
  • Your legal questions
  • Your insurances

Job offers

We have a well-filled job exchange for you that is constantly updated and supplemented.


The Netzwerk Deutscher Mode- und Textil-Designer e.V., VDMD, sees itself as a partner of designers at all levels of fashion, textile, home, interior and accessory design.

The VDMD maintains contact with politics for necessary decision-making processes, mediates between industry and designers, involves training centres throughout Germany in its work and trains designers further.


We present ourselves for you... trade fairs congresses conferences knowledge transfer days politics

...through the COUNCIL für KUNST und DESIGN e. V. support association founded for this purpose.

Trade fair presentations

We present you at German trade fairs such as:

Heimtextil - Ambiente - Tendence - Domotex - Gallery - XOOM - NeoNyte - DesignersOpen - Munich Fabric Start

Promotion of young talents

We take care of you with:

  • Knowledge transfer days
  • mentoring.lab
  • School information
  • Safeguards