The Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) is a program of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).
FMI was created to nurture, elevate, and preserve garment production in New York City, ultimately connecting fashion designers to local manufacturing. The program includes:
- NYC Investment Fund offering matching grants to facilities committed to improving their services through innovation and technology;
- Apparel Skills Training Courses to generate a stronger workforce;
- Development of a NYC Production Database here;
- Ongoing professional development sessions and collaborative industry events.