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.

WELCOME TO OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Click below to learn more about our Silver Jacket Entrepreneur Program or to discover our TFII List of fashion education throughout Texas.

WELCOME TO OUR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Click below to learn more about our Silver Jacket Entrepreneur Program or to discover our TFII List of fashion education throughout Texas.

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. We now begin our annual Cycle of Advocacy with our Education Department and our educational programming. 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 of business knowledge relevant to their industry, exclusive resources from an elite network and continued support all year long as they work their way to their big business-breakout moment at TEXAS FASHION WEEK™ in the Fall. Scroll down to learn more.

STEP 1. LAUNCH

Silver Jackets are introduced to the real world when it comes to going from a hobbyist to a true small business owner. This 12-week cohort includes lessons on business structure, accounting, legalities, marketing, graphic design, and so much more. By the time the entrepreneurs are done, they have a real business plan and a hand full of skills that they need to handle daily operations in the beginning phases of their business. 

STEP 2.
WE'RE IN BUSINESS

Once Silver Jackets meet the launch criteria, we provide ongoing support during their business launch. TFII offers ribbon cutting ceremony support and ongoing mentorship through their first months as a new fashion business so that they can develop new experience and have access to a network who can answer their questions. During this time, they have access to TFII Departments and prepare to qualify for the next step in the Silver Jacket Entrepreneur journey.

STEP 3.
ACCELERATE

So you now have the knowledge and power to maintain your small business, but you’re growing. Silver Jacket continues. Once you meet qualifying criteria, you will be eligible to enter the next stage, our Accelerator Program. This stage offers more advanced business mentorship while TFII helps them entrepreneurs for TEXAS FASHION WEEK™ and ultimately their draping of the Silver Jacket at the TEXAS FASHON AWARDS™. 

STEP 4.

Upon meeting all criteria, the Silver Jackets then have their big business-breakout moment at TEXAS FASHION WEEK™. Those who showcase an excelled level of newfound business knowledge and success will also be draped with their TFII Silver Jacket on stage at the TEXAS FASHION AWARDS™ and be deemed the “Ones-To-Watch” Texas Fashion Businesses of the following year. 

OUR THOROUGH LIST OF FASHION EDUCATION AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT TEXAS IS COMING SOON.

TFII IS PROUD TO OFFER A LIST OF FASHION EDUCATION AVAILABLE IN TEXAS.

SAN ANTONIO

SCHOOL

DATE: JANUARY 31st, 2020
LOCATION: Style Lush TV
TIME: 7pm-9pm
DETAILS: Join the conversation. We begin our journey in revitalizing San Antonio’s apparel and soft goods manufacturing hub.