The award-winning Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) is the world's first fashion incubator. TFI inspires, mentors, and educates emerging and established fashion designers about best practices in the business of fashion. Since TFI's launch in 1987, major fashion meccas including London, Paris, New York, and Milan have gone on to adopt TFI’s innovative co-sharing concept. There are now over 35 fashion incubators located around the world based on the TFI model.
Working on behalf of the City of Toronto, TFI delivers Economic Development services and programs to help creative entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. TFI is instrumental in the creation of over 18,000 industry jobs in the City of Toronto.
Through its various networking events, export development missions, mentoring program and educational webinars, TFI delivers essential services and industry-intelligence to help companies respond to the challenges presented by the pandemic.
For over three decades, TFI has assisted many of Canada’s most celebrated brands to grow and succeed. Alumni and members include Christopher Paunil, David Dixon, Foxy Originals, Garrison Bespoke, Greta Constantine, Jenny Bird, JUMA, Line Knitwear, Sentaler, Sid Neigum, Smythe and Todd Lynn.
TFI Board of Directors and Advisory Committee
Karen Jolley, Chair
David Dixon, President
Susan Langdon, Treasurer
Laurie Belzak, Corporate Secretary
Mario Christian Lavorato
TFI Honorary Board
Simona Shnaider, Chair