HOW CAN CAAFD HELP DESIGNERS
We are here to help guide and support any aspiring designer looking to establish or conduct business in the United States of America. We empower, educate and help designers connect the dots and form the bigger picture.
We provide industry seminars and workshops as a means of educating the designer who aspires to improve and become the best designer they can be.
HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT FROM COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA – CFDA?
While both organizations may share a few common starting points, we at CAAFD are tasked with filling a void in the fashion industry, to help designers of all levels but with focus on the emerging designers who aspire to do business regardless of their country of origin. Our main objective is to nest, nurture and develop brands to reach their full potential through exposure to various opportunities and resources available. We are, however, not here to compete with CFDA but rather to complement the great work they have done in paving the way for some of the greatest designers out there since. We have an open door policy and are able to help guide individuals from a student designer to an established designer in as many ways possible.
CAN I BE A MEMBER OF CFDA AND CAAFD?
Yes, but chances are should you already be invited and accepted by CFDA, you may not even need our help and support. CAAFD is however open to all members of the fashion community. Simply register on our site and start taking advantage of resources and programs as they become available. We are open to supporting all members of the fashion community in developing them into their aspired goals of fashion designers and professionals through our available resources, network and guidance.
Think of us like the organization that helps build you up to that level to be invited by CFDA.
HOW DOES ONE BECOME A MEMBER of CAAFD?
CAAFD is open to all members of the fashion community. You simply register with us and start taking advantage of our programs and resources as they become available. We are established to help support all aspiring designers with our resources and programs that can help elevate their brands thus boosting economic growth in America.
HOW DOES CAAFD DETERMINE MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY?
Any fashion professional or aspiring designers can become a member. Our support to designers are however determined by few criteria including but is not limited to: Establishment of your brand, perception, your distribution outlets, and your social media influence.
DOES CAAFD HELP INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS ?
We welcome aspiring fashion designers regardless of their nationalities. We help international designers by providing various resources to help them start their business in the U.S., and give them a key network that would otherwise not be available to them.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I REGISTER?
REGISTRATION to CAAFD means you have a support team: we will support our members by providing exclusive services and resources to help them establish their business in fashion in the United States of America. Members will also have opportunities to reach out to fashion professionals and the public, as well as being invited to member-only exclusive events.
DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO RECEIVE YOUR GUIDANCE OR SUPPORT?
CAAFD has an open door policy to help guide everyone with fashion industry aspirations. We have an invaluable system of support and information that you would find useful in your quest of establishing your fashion business here in America.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT OR SPONSOR
If you would like to be a sponsor or mentor of our members, CAAFD has an adopt a designer program and a fashion mentors program that would help you connect with our members. CAAFD also has the Fashion with Heart campaign and an annual gala for charitable purposes. Also, you are mostly welcomed to speak to us to discover more information.