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CFDA launches network to support regional fashion weeks

By Don-Alvin Adegeest

Apr. 16, 2021

The CFDA has launched a programming network to support regional fashion weeks and organizations across the US. Called CFDA Connects, the network aims to skill share and connect domestic markets and the pulse of the American and global fashion industries through CFDA resources. Categories include professional and business development and education, trade events, supply chain and local manufacturing, social impact and sustainability.

CFDA Connects launches with 10 regional organizations across the US, including Columbus Fashion Council, Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator, Hawaii Fashion Week, Indiana Fashion Foundation, Kansas City Fashion Week, Miami Fashion Week, Philadelphia Fashion Week, Ragtrade Atlanta/Atlanta Fashion Week, Saint Louis Fashion Fund, and Texas Fashion Industry Initiative.

“Our organization serves the whole American fashion industry—all 50 states—and we are excited that CFDA Connects will collectively bond our industry and affiliates with the diverse and burgeoning small businesses that make up our country’s economy,” said Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA. “The symbiotic relationships will genPerate mutual support opportunities serving to everyone’s benefit, and the larger we grow our network, the stronger the American fashion industry becomes.”

For more information, visit www.CFDA.com/Programs/Designers/Connects