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TFI MEMBERS: Do you need one-on-one advice to launch and grow your fashion business?  Sign up for a private 30- or 60-minute appointment with one of our fashion business mentors by contacting TFI. Learn how to prepare for your meeting and what to bring, by clicking here.

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Huma AslamHuma Aslam
Fashion Business Consultant
Set up a meeting with Huma if you would like some advice on how to start a fashion business, how to create, produce & sell your collection globally and how to work with contractors - domestic & off-shore
 
Catalin AsodyCatalin Asody
Industry Consultant
Need advice on approaching buyers, opening a retail shop, how to manufacture or import from abroad? With over 20 years in the fashion industry as a retail buyer, bridal designer and costume jewellery designer, Catalin Asody has the perfect range of experience that can help you.
 
Donna BishopDonna Bishop
Founder/CEO, Green Beauty Inc.
Meet Donna Bishop who has over 10 years in the fashion & beauty industries in the areas of setting up and running an online business, general entrepreneurship and incorporating eco/sustainable elements into a line
 
Patricia ButlerPatricia Butler
Sales Guru
With over 30 years of sales experience, let Patricia coach you on the "Art of Sales" and watch your sales grow!
 
Elena ConteElena Conte
TFI Resident Alumna
ONLINE MENTOR

Elena Conte started her own business in 1999 and joined the TFI where she was a resident for three years. From 1999 to 2005, Elena specialized in a contemporary women’s sportswear line, and her collections were available in boutiques across Canada.
 
Rosa CostanzoRosa Costanzo
Past New Labels Finalist
ONLINE MENTOR

Rosa Costanzo began her career path at Lasalle College in Montreal. Inspired by refined, independent women longing for comfort, and the dynamic needs of urban life. Where functionality meets art with a blend of street and seduction.
 
Christian DareChristian Dare
Merchandising Director and Co-owner of the celebrity fashion showroom Stylist Box.
Christian spent most of his formative years living and working in Canada’s major cultural and fashion centres where he worked in visual merchandising for companies such as the Gap, Club Monaco, Ralph Lauren, H&M and Holt Renfrew.
 
David DixonDavid Dixon
Canadian Designer & TFI President
ONLINE MENTOR

David Dixon, who was born and raised in Toronto, has enjoyed tremendous media acclaim and has been recognized as one of the leaders in Canadian Fashion. He was named City of Toronto Designer of the Year in 2000-2001.
 
Glynis DupuisGlynis Dupuis
Fashion Business Consultant
A TFI New Label’s alumna, Glynis brings 20+ years of experience in designing, producing, wholesaling, retailing and buying women’s fashion.
 
Christine FaulhaberChristine Faulhaber
Principal, Faulhaber Communications
Meet Christine Faulhaber, a public and media relations specialist, who can give you tips and advice on how to use PR to grow your brand and how to work with PR professionals
 
Sabrina FiorellinoSabrina Fiorellino
Lawyer
Sabrina is an associate lawyer practicing in the areas of fashion law, business law, contracts & commercial agreements. She has a specific interest in the fashion industry, working with luxury brands as well as new and emerging designers
 
Cynthia FlorekCynthia Florek
Fashion Stylist & Fashion Director
As the creative force behind several major retailers, Cynthia has worked with teams on product design, merchandising aesthetics and style direction. Meet with Cynthia for advice on trendforecasting, working with stylists and about careers in fashion styling.
 
Annika FriesenAnnika Friesen
Senior Associate, The Mason Group
With cross-cultural knowledge from over 30 countries and a passion for specializing in fashion, Annika can help you edit your business plan, answer your accounting/finance questions & help you to bring it all together.
 
Ashlee FroeseAshlee Froese
Partner, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Ashlee is a lawyer who heads up the trade-marks and fashion law departments at Fogler Rubinoff LLP in Toronto. She also runs canadafashionlaw.com, which was profiled in Flare magazine. Meet with Ashlee about intellectual property concerns.
 
Wanda HoWanda Ho
Business Consultant
Having worked as a Chartered Accountant for many years, Wanda is expertly qualified to review and assess your business plan and provide advice in the areas of finance and accounting

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