The navabi Global Talent Fund:
applications now open

As well as selling beautiful fashion, we want to make the world a better place for plus size women. As part of that, we’d like to offer opportunities to others around the world who share our mission.

At navabi, we pride ourselves on being more than ‘just’ a fashion brand. Our mission is to positively contribute to the way plus size women are perceived around the world, whether that’s through representation, changing the discourse around bodies, or setting a new standard for what you deserve.

When designing and curating clothing, we aim to put our customers – plus size women – first. Partnering with designers who focus on plus, collaborating on collections directly with plus size women, and working in ways that give a tangible, positive benefit to plus size women.

There are way more ideas floating around in the world than we can make a reality. The idea behind the navabi Global Talent Fund is to help you make your creative dreams come true while staying committed to plus size representation.

We’ll be awarding grants from £1,000 to £5,000 to a variety of people from around the world who have a project or a business or an idea that could use a little help.

So whether you’ve always wanted to start a podcast, get your fashion label off the ground, hold an event, produce a photo or video campaign shoot, put together a book, pay for office space to get your business going, or any number of other amazing ideas you’ve got going on, we want to hear about it. We’ll be awarding individuals and collectives the money, resources and platform they need to develop or get started.

All we ask is that it makes a tangible positive contribution to the representation of plus size women.

On set of first grant winners Too Bold Too Brave’s fashion film

For example, we’re kicking it off with this incredible fashion film by Too Bold Too Brave which showcases art director Maryam’s skills at curating and directing a video shoot, alongside her videographer partner Tatenda. We want them to be able to hone their craft and do more of what they do best.

How to apply:

Send an email to with the following information:

  • Who you are
  • Where you’re based
  • What you want to achieve
  • A breakdown of how the money would be spent
  • If you have any examples of similar work you’ve done, please include them
  • How it’ll improve plus size representation

Please contact us with any questions you might have and we’ll get back to you with an answer as soon as we can.

Applications for this round of funding close on September 9th 2018 and the final recipients will be decided by a panel made up of industry insiders.

Good luck!