TFII is the state’s official non-profit dedicated to the positive growth of the Texas fashion industry through career development, and empowerment programming for fashion creatives and entrepreneurs.

Texas Fashion Week™

TEXAS FASHION WEEK™  is an annual event hosted by the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative (TFII), a non-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to the growth and development of fashion in Texas. As proclaimed by Mayor Ron Nirenberg, San Antonio serves as the home base for TXFW™ and seeks to highlight emerging artists and designers all across Texas.

ABOUT US

Strong advocacy that makes a difference.

Backed by six years of research and data, Texas now has a strong advocating organization for the fashion arts. Founded in 2018 and launched in January of 2019, The Texas Fashion Industry Initiative 501c3 is the state’s official non-profit dedicated to the positive growth of the Texas fashion industry through fashion career development or support for fashion entrepreneurs. Founded by strong leaders within the fashion industry and headquartered in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, TFII serves by bridging Texas fashion communities together, educating entrepreneurs, creating jobs, showcasing fashion artists, and by drawing global attention to the Texas fashion scene through the our fashion industry news outlet. TFII is also the founder of TEXAS FASHION WEEK™, the state’s first official fashion week in support of stronger industry. This has not only received attention and acclaim from local political leaders, but it has also gained the attention of the CFDA, the nation’s most prestigious and foremost authority in advocating for the American fashion industry. As the founding members of CFDA Connects, an innovative new program by the CFDA, TFII is able to offer its members, students, and fashion week participants access to professional New York fashion industry resources and provide ongoing support that opens doors for the Texas fashion community, while retaining our talent at home. Through this unique partnership, TFII is now taking opportunity for its community to new heights and striving to make a difference in every fashion artist’s career, and ultimately their lives.

100% of the funds TFII receives goes directly back to the local fashion community through its programming. By providing powerful annual events like TEXAS FASHION WEEK™, outlets for global exposure, education for professional growth, and other strong advocacy programs, TFII leads the way for innovation and creates supportive outlets for the local industry on a global scale. 

TFII also strives to award grants and scholarships to deserving fashion community and aspiring students. They do this in order to ignite inspiration and retain talent while connecting its unique fashion culture to a network of professionals and patrons statewide, nationally, and globally. 

Texas houses world-class fashion talent, dedicated entrepreneurs and fresh perspectives from newly graduated fashion students and TFII creates a culture in which these talents can feel confident in headquartering in Texas, working globally, and contributing to the economic development of its area through the industry of fashion. Through its efforts, TFII acts as ambassadors locally, a bridge statewide, a resource globally, and is dedicated to a mission beyond itself for Texas fashion and its professionals. 

is a proud supporter of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative and its programming, helping to make a difference for our fashion industry and its professionals.

How We Support Industry Growth

Education.

Arts + Culture.

Community + Network.

Backed by five years of research before launching the concept, TFII identified four major areas in need of advocacy:

  • A sense of community
  • business education
  • events to showcase talent
  • and global awareness promoting our talent.

WHO IS TFII FOR?

In response to our fashion professionals communicating their desire for "community", we have designed our TFII Membership. TFII is for anyone who wishes to become a leader for Texas fashion industry advocacy. There are levels of membership for seasoned as well as entry level fashion industry community. TFII also has membership levels for those who but don't necessarily work in fashion but desire quality networking with the best in Texas fashion. Together, as a TFII Community, we act as ambassadors for our fashion talent locally, bridge a network statewide, share our community globally and are dedicated to a mission beyond ourselves.

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