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Toronto Fashion Cluster Presentation


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Toronto Fashion Cluster Presentation

  2. 2. <ul><li>550 Apparel and Manufactures in the G.T.A amount to over $9 Billion in sales annually </li></ul><ul><li>The G.T.A cluster amounts for 16% of Canada’s total revenue from the fashion and apparel industry </li></ul><ul><li>More then 4,600 retail stores in Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>The Toronto cluster employs over 50,000 people </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Toronto is the learning centre for the industry. Fashion programs are offered by four colleges and one university. </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. <ul><li>One of A Kind Fashion Show (April 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Elle Show (February 2009) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) is an innovative and highly respected non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and nurturing small business entrepreneurs. </li></ul><ul><li>MEMBERS </li></ul><ul><li>OUTREACH MEMBERS form the foundation of the TFI, coming together for events and seminars, while making invaluable industry connections in the process. Anyone can join the TFI as an Outreach member. </li></ul><ul><li>RESIDENT MEMBERS are the designers starting their businesses, or completing their first collections. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Magazines include Elle Magazine and Flare Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Television shows include Fashion Television and Elle TV </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Seneca </li></ul><ul><li> FASHION ARTS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>This is a three-year program which offers students career-oriented education in the fashion industry. Graduates are qualified to enter careers in design, production management, quality control, product development and pattern making in both men’s and women’s wear. </li></ul><ul><li>George Brown </li></ul><ul><li> FASHION TECHNIQUES AND DESIGN </li></ul><ul><li>This program provides students with a thorough foundation in the technical skills needed to design and produce a variety of garments. The This program focuses on the sewing and drafting techniques used in the industry. An annual fashion show highlights successful individual student projects. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Employs over 122,000 people (Almost 3 times larger then Toronto’s Cluster) </li></ul><ul><li>New York Fashion week brings thousands of designs from around the world to New York and has become one of the must attend shows in the fashion industry </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Second largest fashion cluster in North America </li></ul><ul><li>Portland has supported several new upcoming designers such as Climb Max and Leslie Jordan Inc. These companies are all focused on active wear apparel and footwear innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Portland holds more than half of the footwear market in North America </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Cluster aid participating companies to become innovative leaders in their marketplace by utilizing all the resources available to them. </li></ul><ul><li>Developed fashion clusters such as the ones in Toronto and New York have aided designs involved in the clusters in maximum exposure world-wide. </li></ul>