Welcome to the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy’s on State Street (also known as “CFI”). Since inception in 2008, CFI has proudly supported 34 designers-in-residence and hundreds more fashion designers working in Chicago’s creative and business communities.
Without you, we would be unable to fulfill our mission of developing creative entrepreneurs into leaders building successful and innovative fashion design businesses. Your generosity allows CFI to provide mentors, design and business-related tools including work space to six designers-in-residence as well as programming for the broader fashion design communities in the Chicago area.
Your involvement is critical to the future of CFI and its ability to provide training to, not only our designers-in-residence, but the broader fashion design and creative communities that support fashion design. This support allows CFI to partner with fashion industry professionals and business leaders as well as provide facilities and equipment for designers to advance their craft and prepare to be our next creative business leaders of tomorrow.
Whether you are an individual or an institutional sponsor, your donation is valued and important to the sustainability of CFI and the Chicagoland fashion design community. We look forward to partnering with you as we continue to develop the next generation of innovative entrepreneurs.
Melissa P. Gamble
President of the Board, Chicago Fashion Incubator