The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (hereupon referred to as CAAFD) is a non-profit organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of backing designers who aspire to do business in the United States. CAAFD unlocks the velvet rope and leads showcased emerging talent into close-knit circles of the fashion industry. CAAFD educates, promotes and empowers aspiring designers and fashion professionals in gaining a foothold in the fashion business, giving them every opportunity to become the renowned designer they yearn to be. Among other pursuits, CAAFD manages a program called FASHION with HEART™ that acts as a watchdog program seeking to educate and advocate the restoration of the integrity of the fashion industry, while also promoting charitable causes that support the health and well being of all humankind.
Who We Are
We are an eclectic organization with an ever-growing passion for fashion and design. We are stylists, designers, professionals and artists, all aiming to help those emerging designers get a foot in the door.
Our mission is to support and encourage aspiring fashion artists to make their professional career goals a reality. Our objective is to provide individuals with the networking and educational experiences needed to jumpstart their careers as talented fashion designers.
To inspire, motivate, and act as the foundation for future noteworthy fashion designers.
What we do
With an extreme reverance for the fashion industry, we do everything we can to elevate fashion to the next level. There are three pillars to what we do: Supporting emerging designers, provide a CAAFD Scholarship Program, and maintain charity donations and fundraising for the benefit of Fashion.
Supporting emerging designers
Want to fulfill your ambitions in fashion but do not know how to begin with? We are here to help you find the resources you need, both financially and socially. CAAFD welcomes and supports all aspiring designers and students who need a little push in the fashion business by providing networking and educational services. Members of CAAFD also have opportunities to be sponsored and mentored by noted fashion professionals.
CAAFD Scholarship Program
The CAAFD Scholarship Program aims to provide talented fashion students financial aid for further study in fashion. We choose students who are aspiring, creative and willing to develop a career in the fashion industry.
Charity donations & fundraising
CAAFD believes that fashion has a heart. We raise funds and make donations for charitable purposes every year to support those who need help all over the world by providing food and clothing.