Supporting & promoting the fashion industry in Austin through network building, entrepreneurship, innovation, and cross-sector collaboration.

The Austin Fashion Initiative (AFI) connects you to the resources you need to grow your fashion business. Whether you're a designer, stylist, manufacturer, retailer, industry consultant or affiliate business, AFI exists to help you achieve your goals.

Become a member of AFI to access industry specific content and a network of professionals engaged in the development of Austin's fashion industry.



Leveraging the unique assets of the ATX startup and creative economy, Austin Fashion Initiative (AFI) brings together fashion industry professionals and stakeholders to develop an engaged network, create infrastructure, and address challenges facing our industry.

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Becoming a member of AFI provides you with access to a dynamic and engaged community of professionals and organizations. Our membership levels are designed to fit your stage of growth and industry sector, whether you're operating in the fashion industry or providing affiliate services.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We're gathering together a cohort of amazing individuals and brands as founding sponsors for 2018. Together we'll be jumpstarting AFI's mission to elevate Austin's fashion ecosystem. Explore Sponsorship Opportunities



Austin is a creative industries hub because we understand lifestyle. We're already home to amazing film, music, tech, performing & contemporary arts, media, food and events. Showcasing our unique Austin Aesthetic through fashion is just the next step.


— Jennifer E.S. Millspaugh, PhD, Founder, AFI


Let's design Austin's fashion ecosystem!