Always wanted to ask for advice, but didn't know who to turn to? We've gathered fashion insiders to answer questions relevant to you. Get your fashion business or fashion career questions answered here by our friends and colleagues. Use the SEARCH BUTTON on the LEFT to do a "key word" search through our database to find immediate answers to your questions. For example, if your question is regarding fashion education, enter "school" or "education" in the search field. If you choose to send in a question, please note that it may take 30 days or more for a tailored response due to the volume of incoming questions.
A MEMBERSHIP EXCLUSIVE!
If you're a current TFI member, you get 120 minutes of FREE, PERSONALIZED, PRIVATE, ONE-ON-ONE consultations with our on-site mentors during your membership year. Learn how to pitch your line to retail buyers, get help with your business plan, discover which trade shows are most suitable for your product line. Sign up for a 30- or 60-minute appointment using the TFI Consultation Request Form. Learn how to prepare for your meeting and what to bring, by clicking here.
"I am very grateful to TFI for providing consultations with industry experts. It is amazing how much insight one can gain in just 120 minutes of one-on-one consultations. This is truly an invaluable benefit of being a TFI member."
- Pamela Lauz, Pamela Lauz Jewellery
If you cancel your mentor consultation appointment without providing one business day's prior notice to TFI, you will lose that amount of time from your membership year. All of TFI's mentors are busy professionals who volunteer their time to meet with members.
UNUSED CONSULTATION TIME:
Please note that consultation time EXPIRES UPON MEMBERSHIP EXPIRY DATE and all unused consultation time cannot be rolled over to the next membership year. We strongly advise members to submit Mentor Consultation Request forms EARLY and to allow up to 6 months for meetings to be scheduled in order to fully utilize the free consultation time during the membership year. Please refer to your TFI membership card for your expiry date or refer to the "welcome email greeting" you received when joining or renewing.
Due to the greatly reduced membership fee for full-time students, we are unable to offer consultation time to TFI student members.
Meet all of our industry mentors here