About Us

The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) is the world’s first fashion incubator. We are an award-winning, non-profit organization that drives a thriving fashion ecosystem by providing early to mid-stage entrepreneurs access to the expertise, tools and connections they need to achieve and sustain success in the business of fashion. Resources offered include one-on-one mentoring, educational webinars, digital white pages, e-lists and guidebooks on how to open a retail boutique, how to prepare a business plan for fashion entrepreneurs, how to improve sales and lists of funding sources, local contractors and supply chain suppliers.

We also offer innovative programs such as Fashion Your Future (a pay-per-view video start-up program for racialized and 2SLGBTQ individuals living in Toronto's underserved communities), designer pop-up shops, educational webinars and workshops, and exclusive benefits for members such as features in fashion magazines, celebrity stylist showrooms and more.

TFI's Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are at the heart of our mission at Toronto Fashion Incubator. We believe in fostering an environment that celebrates the uniqueness of every individual, values inclusivity in all aspects of our work, and strives for equity in opportunities and representation. We are committed to creating a safe, supportive, and welcoming space for people of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences. Through our programs, initiatives, and partnerships, we actively work to dismantle systemic barriers, promote diversity at all levels of the fashion industry, and empower marginalized voices. Together, we envision a future where fashion is a platform for unity, empowerment, and social change.

Did You Know?

Our community includes 83% women-led businesses, 22% BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) and 15% LGBTQ2S. We are a welcoming and inclusive organization that proudly offers programs and services to help equity-deserving entrepreneurs grow their business.

With support from the City of Toronto, TFI is instrumental in the creation of over 18,000 industry jobs in our hometown and across Canada.

Since our launch in 1987, major fashion meccas, including London, Paris, New York and Milan, have adopted TFI’s innovative co-sharing concept. There are now over 35 fashion incubators around the world, all of which are based on the TFI ground-breaking model.

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Notable TFI Members & Alumni

TFI Gratefully Acknowledges Support from the City of Toronto

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