The state’s official non-profit dedicated to
the positive growth of the Texas fashion industry.
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The state’s official non-profit dedicated to the positive growth of the Texas fashion industry.

ABOUT US

STRONG ADVOCACY THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

Founded in 2018 and launched in January of 2019, The Texas Fashion Industry Initiative 501c3 is the state’s first official non-profit dedicated to the positive growth of the Texas fashion industry. 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 #1 Texas fashion industry news outlet in the world, Style Lush TV. 100% of the funds TFII receives goes directly back to the local fashion community through its mission. By providing powerful annual events like TEXAS FASHION WEEK™, outlets for global exposure, education for professional growth, and other strong advocacy programs, TFII strives to lead innovation and create 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 and contributing to the economic development of its area through the fashion industry. Through its efforts, TFII acts as ambassadors for its fashion talent locally, bridges a network statewide, shares its community globally, and is dedicated to a mission beyond itself.

ABOUT US

STRONG ADVOCACY THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

Founded in 2018 and launched in January of 2019, The Texas Fashion Industry Initiative 501c3 is the state’s first official non-profit dedicated to the positive growth of the Texas fashion industry. 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 #1 Texas fashion industry news outlet in the world, Style Lush TV. 100% of the funds TFII receives goes directly back to the local fashion community through its mission. By providing powerful annual events like TEXAS FASHION WEEK™, outlets for global exposure, education for professional growth, and other strong advocacy programs, TFII strives to lead innovation and create 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 and contributing to the economic development of its area through the fashion industry. Through its efforts, TFII acts as ambassadors for its fashion talent locally, bridges a network statewide, shares its community globally, and is dedicated to a mission beyond itself.

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.

TFII has now created a signature cycle that serves all these areas, every year. Scroll down to get to know more.

HOW WE SUPPORT
INDUSTRY GROWTH

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.

TFII has now created a signature cycle that serves all these areas. Scroll down to get to know more.

HOW WE SUPPORT
INDUSTRY GROWTH

1ST HALF OF YEAR:
EDUCATION

Our TFII Cycle of Advocacy begins with Education in January. In 2020, we launched the Silver Jacket Entrepreneur Program, the first of three educational opportunities that will become signature to TFII. The Silver Jacket Entrepreneur program is a 12-week cohort that offers business education for entry level fashion businesses or struggling entrepreneurs who excel creatively but struggle with business knowledge. Together with our business accelerator partners, Silver Jackets now have the power to gain business knowledge relevant to their industry, exclusive resources from an elite network and continued support all year long as they work their way up to their big business-breakout moment at TEXAS FASHION WEEK™ in the Fall.

ALL YEAR LONG:
GLOBAL AWARENESS

TFII's Cycle of Advocacy in founded in this department. All year long, this department bring Texas fashion to the world becoming Texas’ leading resource for High Fashion & Texas Fashion Industry News. Since 2010 this platform has pioneered fashion community news parallel to high fashion content, elevating everyone and anyone featured within its platform. Texas fashion professionals & TFII Members are regularly featured on this platform and Silver Jackets work closely with them in order to learn how to approach media professionally so as to encourage global relationships with media outlets of all kinds throughout the world. This department sets the strong foundation for our mission as it leads the way, staying on the pulse of high fashion news and the best Texas fashion has to offer.

SECOND HALF OF YEAR:
ARTS & CULTURE

The culmination of TFII's Cycle of Advocacy leads up to TEXAS FASHION WEEK™ in the Fall. TEXAS FASHION WEEK™ is the state's official fashion week in support of Industry! This is our Arts & Culture Department's main event for the year and offers a platform for professionals to network, showcase, and be scouted. Occurring in October, TEXAS FASHION WEEK™ also educates the public about fashion artistry and trending factors within the world of fashion creativity. It also serves as home to the growing Texas Fashion Industry Convention™, a trade show in which Texas fashion industry professionals fly in, network, share local resources and build a better ecosystem for fashion industry in Texas together. Along with this large scale event, the Arts & Culture Department also hosts smaller power-events throughout the year. TFII always closes the year with this large scale event and soon after, applications for the Silver Jacket Entrepreneur Program & TEXAS FASHION WEEK™ go live once again, beginning our Cycle of Advocacy in preparation for the next year.

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.

MEET OUR BOARD

BURGUNDY
WOODS

President

Ms. Woods and her Hollywood colleagues pioneered the online fashion media industry over ten years ago. Many of the stylized ideas and tools launched at that time are still used as industry standard to this day. Having worked for major record labels, including Virgin Records, EMI Music, Capitol, and Interscope, starring as Fashion Curator of MySpace, Inc.’s Fashion Channel and assisting the design department at Laundry by Shelli Segal as well as working with other world famous brands, she felt confident in launching her own fashion media company in 2010. She returned to San Antonio, Texas in 2014 and celebrates ten fruitful years with her company, Style Lush TV this year.

JEANELLY
CONCEPCION

Vice President

Jeanelly has an M.S. in Natural Resource Conservation & Managment. As vice president she offers her expertise in sustainability and eco-friendly fashion while taking on multiple duties and tasks with the president. Originally from New York City, Jeanelly is of Dominican roots. Having lived in Puerto Rico for over 22 years, she now enjoys a highly successful fashion blogging career at TheFashionLotus.com. She is a Texas influencer and has been a freelance fashion contributor for Style Lush TV for several years. She believes in empowering women through fashion and helping them feel beautiful no matter what their financial situation, body shape, age or where they live or work.

CRYSTAL
MARTINEZ

Secretary

Crystal Martinez serves as secretary of the TFII Board and offers her experience as a fashion entrepreneur as well as an experienced professional with financial institutions. A lover of vintage, Crystal is known for her unparalleled curation, styling, and buying power of 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and other vintage decades. A current resident of San Antonio, Texas, Crystal enjoys offering her skills to private clientele and has been a freelance fashion contributor for Style Lush TV for several years as well. She  believes fashion serves the soul and can take you on a journey. Whether it’s a creative feeling from the past or an example of self expression in the present, fashion is transcendent.