Fashion & Apparel Cluster


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Fashion & Apparel Cluster

  2. 2. TORONTO FASHION INCUBATOR <ul><li>The TFI is an innovative, non-profit, small businesses centre dedicated to supporting and nurturing new fashion entrepreneurs. </li></ul>
  3. 3. TORONTO'S FACTS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY <ul><li>Toronto is home to more than 550 apparel manufacturers with wholesale shipments totaling nearly $1.4 billion annually or 16% of the $9 billion Canadian market. </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian trade legislation now permits duty- and tariff-free apparel imports from 48 of the world's least developed countries. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 4,600 Toronto fashion retail stores generate annual sales of $2.6 billion. </li></ul><ul><li>A cluster study by ICF Consulting concluded that Canadian apparel makers are superior to their U.S. counterparts in responsiveness and small-batch production. </li></ul><ul><li>Designer lines including Lida Baday, Brian Bailey, Joeffer Caoc, David Dixon, Arthur Mendonça, Franco Mirabelli, Pink Tartan, and Sunny Choi got their start in Toronto. </li></ul>
  4. 4. FDCC (FASHION DESIGN COUNCIL OF CANADA) <ul><li>The FDCC is a national Canadian organization dedicated to branding fashion in Canada. Through realizing that mission, the FDCC—> Promotes the diverse fabric of Canadian fashion design talent.> Links buyers with designers, media with buzz, and business executives with product. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ryerson’s first SUSTAINABILITY FASHION SHOW (2006)