Phase 1

Our #TFIFYF Accessory Biz Bootcamp (Phase ONE) is an intense FULL-time program that runs from July 4th to August 3rd. Open to youth aged 20 – 29,who can legally work in Canada, this FREE program will teach you the necessary skills and knowledge to help you launch and grow a successful accessory business.

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Phase 2

After successfully completing #TFIFYF bootcamp (Phase ONE), the TOP 10 achieving bootcamp graduates will move on to Phase TWO from August 8th to September 8th. Phase TWO designers will receive $1,000 to develop a spring 2018 accessory line with guidance from a professional maker/mentor. After successfully completing a 10 – 15 piece accessory line, Phase TWO designers will pitch to a panel of experts in order to advance to Phase THREE where more opportunities and grant funding is available.

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Phase 3

If you’re chosen as one of the TOP 5 designers from Phase TWO, you will advance to Phase THREE. In this part of the program, you will receive an additional $2,000 to develop your business and prepare for participation in a professional tradeshow. Participants will also receive a FREE, professionally-styled look book photoshoot and a limited time offer of a FREE workspace studio at the Toronto Fashion Incubator!

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“TFI’s Fashion Your Future Program was an essential part to the growth of Gemine Design. The opportunity it provides for young entrepreneurs to receive mentorship, knowledge and guidance was such a rewarding experience.”

Michelle Good, Gemine Design

“I truly appreciate everything that TFI has done for me and other entrepreneurs this year. Before I came to Fashion Your Future, my boss told me that if I attended bootcamp she would have to dismiss me because my hours would be impossible to keep. It was scary for me to leave my job, but I thought about it and and took a leap of faith. I haven’t once regretted it. Even after graduating from college for fashion design, I still learned so much from Fashion Your Future bootcamp. It was mindblowing at times!”

Diana Gruning, Von Gruning

“I really want to thank @tfi_fashionincubator and @susanattfi for selecting me as one of the Top 5 Emerging Canadian Designers for the FashionYourFuture program. I have received amazing feedback following the Press and Buyers show… and this is only the beginning!”

Donisha Young, BlackGold

“So this summer I randomly came across @tfi_fashionincubator’s Fashion Your Future entrepreneurship program, started my own business, and somehow ended up as one of the finalists 🙊😱😬 Thank you to @susanattfi, the team at TFI, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto for putting together such an amazing program that has given me a platform beyond my expectations #TFIFYF #fashionyourfuture”

Britney Bautista, Melior Accessories

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