The $3 million NYCEDC - CFDA Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) announced 7 inaugural grant recipients with Mayor de Blasio this week. The winners will receive grants from $46,000 - $150,000 for innovative upgrade and workforce training ideas.
Applications for the second annual NYC Fashion Fellows program are currently being accepted! An initiative of the NYCEDC and 92Y, the year-long fellowship program is designed for rising stars in fashion management. Fellows receive mentoring, networking and community-building opportunities, along with continuing education and career advancement workshops with industry professionals, in order to measurably accelerate their careers.
NYCEDC and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) announced the second class of New York City-based fashion companies selected for Design Entrepreneurs NYC, a free, intensive “mini-MBA” program that teaches emerging fashion designers how to run a successful label.
As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s Fashion.NYC.2020 initiative, we’re launching Project Pop-Up NYC—a new competition that will recognize and reward emerging innovative, NYC-based fashion retailers and fashion-related technology companies.