Fashion Industry Organizations

Start Up Fashion Week 

It takes a community to run a business in the Fashion Industry – and we want to support startup entrepreneurs by providing a one week program filled with events that will help them connect, launch and accelerate.

Canadian Apparel Federation
The Canadian Apparel Federation works to ensure that the industry's interests are taken into account.  We lobby on issues such as internationals trade, tariffs, competition policy and product safety plus a wide range of other issues.


Fashion Group International

The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home.

The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends in person, online and in print; access to business professionals and a gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace.


Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards
CAFA was created to celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry. Mandated to grow a stronger appreciation of Canadian talent both at home and abroad, the goal of CAFA as a national platform is to foster the next generation of Canadian talent through an annual awards show and year-round economic development initiatives.

Fashion Design Council of Canada
The Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC) is a non-government, not-for-profit organization co-founded in 1999 by Pat McDonagh and Robin Kay. Their mission is to showcase Canadian fashion design nationally and internationally as well as introducing foreign designers to local Canadian markets. The FDCC aims to connect "designers, media, buyers, sponsors, and industry.


Fashion Takes Action

Fashion Takes Action is Canada's premier non-profit organization that focuses on sustainability in the fashion industry. We work with both industry and the general public to shift behavior toward more positive, social and environmental impacts.

Fashion Art Toronto
Fashion Art Toronto is an arts & fashion week that celebrates contemporary art + design through runway shows, live performances, fashion films, photography exhibits and art installations. This annual multi-arts event, held every April, features 200 Canadian and International fashion designers and artists each year, and welcomes over 5,000 guests; including buyers, curators, the media, and fashion and art lovers in general.

We connect shoppers-person to person- with a curated selection of independent, Canadian designers and brands. We believe made in Canada matters.


Ontario Fashion Exhibitors

Profile’s new strategic direction makes it the biggest apparel trade show, providing retailers with the largest selection of products and services enabling them to excel in the fashion industry. True to its name, Profile brings together the best selection of apparel & accessories that includes all segments – women’s, men’s, young contemporary/junior labels, children’s and lifestyle brands. The Profile Show is operated by the Ontario Fashion Exhibitors Inc. (OFE).


Ryerson Fashion Zone
We have recognized a few gaps and opportunities in the Canadian Fashion Industry in regards to development of innovative products and services. With Canadian fashion jobs increasingly being outsourced, the goal of the Fashion Zone is to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career path for prospective entrepreneurs interested in fashion.

IMG/Toronto Fashion Week
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media.



TOM* is the definite men's magazine of Toronto, a printed and digital version of all things men's fashion; taking readers through a journey of exclusive interviews with featured designers, luminaries and celebrities.

Toronto Fashion Incubator
The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) is an award-winning and highly-acclaimed non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and nurturing Canadian fashion designers and entrepreneurs. TFI is the world's first official fashion incubator, established in 1987 by the City of Toronto.

The Collections 
Founded in 2010, THE COLLECTIONS develops designers and creates fashion activations for innovative brands.

Toronto Arts Foundation

We are a charitable organization that encourages artistic excellence and increases access to the arts throughout the City of Toronto through private sector investment. Our vision Creative City: Block by Block is to connect every Toronto neighbourhood with the transformative social and economic benefits of the arts. Toronto is a dynamic centre of artistic excellence and we believe a great city demands great art. By supporting, celebrating, financing, and advocating for Toronto’s artists, we can improve the quality of life for all Torontonians.

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