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STRONG ADVOCACY THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

The Texas Fashion Industry Initiative is the state’s first official non-profit dedicated to the positive growth to our Texas fashion industry. Headquartered in beautiful Downtown San Antonio, Texas, TFII serves by bridging our Texas fashion communities together, educating entrepreneurs, creating jobs, showcasing our artists and drawing global attention to our Texas fashion scene. 100% of the funds TFII receives goes directly back to the local fashion community. By providing powerful annual events, outlets for global exposure, education for professional growth, and other strong advocacy programs, our local industry will continue to evolve each year. TFII also strives to award grants and scholarships to deserving fashion community and aspiring students. We do this in order to ignite innovation, inspire, and retain our talent while connecting our 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 here. Through our efforts, 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.

STRONG ADVOCACY THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

The Texas Fashion Industry Initiative is the state’s first official non-profit dedicated to the positive growth to our Texas fashion industry. Headquartered in beautiful Downtown San Antonio, Texas, TFII serves by bridging our Texas fashion communities together, educating entrepreneurs, creating jobs, showcasing our artists and drawing global attention to our Texas fashion scene. 100% of the funds TFII receives goes directly back to the local fashion community. By providing powerful annual events, outlets for global exposure, education for professional growth, and other strong advocacy programs, our local industry will continue to evolve each year. TFII also strives to award grants and scholarships to deserving fashion community and aspiring students. We do this in order to ignite innovation, inspire, and retain our talent while connecting our 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 here. Through our efforts, 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.

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, Fashion Week SATX. Read below for more details.

1. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

SILVER JACKET ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

Through our research, we have found that fashion graduates leave with incredible artistic skills but lack the business education truly needed to monetize on their creativity. We’re changing that! 

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.

1. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

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SILVER JACKET ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

Through our research, we have found that fashion graduates leave with incredible artistic skills but lack the business education truly needed to monetize on their creativity. We’re changing that! 

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

STYLE LUSH TV FASHION NEWS

Style Lush TV is 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 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 al kinds throughout the world.  

2. GLOBAL AWARENESS DEPARTMENT

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STYLE LUSH TV FASHION NEWS

Style Lush TV is 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 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 al kinds throughout the world.  

3. ARTS & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

FASHION WEEK SATX & 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 Fashion Week SATX, 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.

3. ARTS & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

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FASHION WEEK SATX & 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 Fashion Week SATX, 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.

BUILDING A STRONGER FASHION INDUSTRY ONE DEPARTMENT AT A TIME

MEET THE BOARD

“We are so excited to serve our fashion community. Thank you for the support. We look forward to diving into this exiting year of evolution and building a network of industry advocates through the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative. It’s incredible to meet you.”

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 nine fruitful years with her company, Style Lush TV Fashion News 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

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.

Want to support our mission? 100%  of your tax deductible charitable donation helps us to serve with our mission in building and strengthening the future of the Texas fashion industry. 

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