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City of Toronto's Fashion Industry Advisory Panel (FIAP) was created by the City of Toronto in 2018 with a mandate to provide advice and support to the City of Toronto on fashion industry issues and opportunities to promote the

long-term viability of Toronto's fashion and apparel sector. Conceived by FIAP, the aim of #SupportTorontoFashion is to:
 

  • Tell stories of the people, brands and institutions behind Toronto's fashion sector - past and present

  • Celebrate the success of the business of the fashion industry through the ages

  • Encourage Toronto consumers to learn, share and most importantly - shop local!

  • Create an online conversation about Toronto's thriving fashion industry through the #SupportTorontoFashion hashtag

FIAP Advisory Board

Ashlee Froese FIAP Chair and Froese Law

Ashley Barby FashionTech Toronto

Bruce Sinclair Humber College

Dr. Ben Barry Ryerson School of Fashion and Ryerson Centre for Fashion Diversity & Social Change

Diana Carelli P1M

Kathy Cheng WS&Co/Redwood Classics Apparel

Klaudia Capalbo Fashion Group International - Toronto Chapter

Laurie Belzak City of Toronto & FIAP Secretary

Melissa Campisi Toronto Fashion Week

Robin Kay Fashion Design Council of Canada

Sherri Carlson CRW Design

Susan Langdon Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI)

Vicky Milner CAFA

#SupportTorontoFashion 

is a campaign to bring awareness to Toronto’s incredibly diverse, talented, innovative and world-renowned fashion industry. 

We 

#SupportTorontoFashion Do you?

Media Inquiries: Lori Harito, publicist, lori@boulevardofdreams.ca, 416.523.9602

Social media inquiries: info@supporttorontofashion.com 

 

FIAP Secretary & Liaison: Laurie Belzak

Sector Development Officer, Fashion/Apparel & Design

Economic Development & Culture, Business Growth Services

 

City of Toronto

City Hall, 9th Floor, East Tower

100 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

416-392-1296

laurie.belzak@toronto.ca

How to

#SupportTorontoFashion

  1. Follow @supporttorontofashion on Instagram. 

  2. Like, and tag your peers in the comments on posts in our feed

  3. Share these videos and use the hashtag. #SupportTorontoFashion on your social channels to show your support of the industry. BONUS: Tag Toronto fashion industry professionals, brands, institutions, storytellers - anyone local and deserving of a shoutout - when you share.

  4. Post about Toronto people, brands, places and institutions in the fashion industry and tell their stories (or your own story!), using the #SupportTorontoFashion hashtag for a chance to be featured and profiled on our account.

We are so grateful for your support in spreading the word. This initiative comes from the heart - for the fashion industry, by the fashion industry - and ultimately is a reflection of our love for this city.

Before the pandemic, Toronto’s fashion industry employed 50,000+ people and contributed over $1 billion in annual wages. And in the face of a global crisis, the industry has shown incredible resilience. 

 

Over the next several weeks, we’re going to celebrate the Toronto Fashion Industry by shining a light on the people, brands and institutions that comprise this sector, sharing their stories through daily posts on social media.

 

Conceived by the City of Toronto’s Fashion Industry Advisory Panel (FIAP), our aim is to:

  • Tell stories of the people, brands and institutions behind Toronto’s fashion sector - past and present 

  • Celebrate the success of our fashion industry through the ages

  • Encourage Toronto consumers to learn, share and most importantly - shop local! 

  • Create an online conversation about Toronto’s thriving fashion industry through the #SupportTorontoFashion hashtag 

With the support of Mayor John Tory and a panel of

fashion industry veterans - all that's missing now is YOU!

We're counting on you to help support

and take part in the campaign.