HOW WE BUILD INDUSTRY
As of 2015, Fashion has become a $1.2 trillion global industry, with more than $250 billion spent annually on fashion in the United States. According to industry analysts, millions of people in the United States will have a positive impact on regional economies across the country, especially the entrepreneur and small business sector. Fashion industry professionals include: Womenswear Designers, Menswear Designers, Cobblers, Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists, Manufacturers, Fashion Boutique Owners, Wholesalers, Social Media Managers, Influencers, Project Managers, Milliners, Fashion Show Producers, Models, Modeling Agencies, Fashion Artists, Fashion Industry Lawyers, Fashion Stylists, Fashion Technology Specialists, Fashion Magazine Owners, Fashion Photographers, Tailors, Jewelry Designers, Spa Owners, Cosmetics Creators, Sustainable Fashion Specialists, Bag Designers, and many more.
Our annual cycle begins with education for local fashion artists and entrepreneurs that both launches and accelerates businesses. We then bring worldwide awareness and continued education through our global awareness department. Finally, our Arts & Culture Department exposes our market to high fashion experiences and showcases these new businesses at the biggest fashion event of the year for Industry, TEXAS FASHION WEEK™. Read below for more details.
1. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
SILVER JACKET ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM
Through our many years of research, we have discovered all aspects that hinder the positive growth of Texas fashion industry, with eduction being at the forefront. As of 2020, we now have three sub departments within the Education Department that will touch on three major areas that need stronger education. In 2020, we launched our first program. We’ve begun with business education for entrepreneurs and our Silver Jacket Entrepreneur Program.
Our curriculum is designed for the realistic, entry level scenario of one person needing to wear the many hats it takes to powerfully launch their business.
Together with our business accelerator partners, Silver Jackets will have the power of knowledge, exclusive resources and continued support towards a successful fashion business.
2. GLOBAL AWARENESS DEPARTMENT
TEXAS FASHION INDUSTRY INITIATIVE NEWS
Since 2019, this platform has pioneered fashion community news parallel to high fashion content, elevating everyone and anyone who is featured on their video or written content.
TFII Members & Silver Jacket Entrepreneurs are regularly featured on this platform. Silver Jackets work closely with this department to learn how to approach media from a public relations stand point in order to encourage global relationships with media outlets of all kinds throughout the world.
3. ARTS & CULTURE DEPARTMENT
TEXAS FASHION WEEK™ & POWER EVENTS
Throughout the year, our Arts & Culture Department strives to make world fashion & high fashion experiences more accessible locally so as to inspire and educate our market.
This department works closely with our education department to prepare our Silver Jacket Entrepreneurs for their breakout moment at TEXAS FASHION WEEK™, the state’s official fashion week in support of strong industry.
During this time we also host the State’s official Texas Fashion Industry Convention in which TFII Members and Texas fashion industry professionals meet and network.