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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
 
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!
 
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.
 
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
 
Olga KoelOlga Koel
Industry Consultant
A proven executive with progressive successful experience in the manufacturing and retail sector, Olga's areas of expertise include sourcing, production, planning and design.
 
Ruth Ann LockhartRuth Ann Lockhart
Industry Consultant
Ruth Ann Lockhart brings 30 years of fashion business experience in the areas of merchandising, pitching & dealing with buyers, determining suggesting retail price points and how to edit a line. A former boutique owner & VP Womenswear at Holt Renfrew, Ruth Ann offers help to prepare you for the market.
 
Asha MahabirAsha Mahabir
Director, Rodair Customs Brokers
Confused or unsure about how to get your samples or shipment across the border? Meet with Asha to find out the right way to do this and avoid getting caught up at customs.
 
Carmen E. MartinezCarmen E. Martinez
International Marketing, Licensing & Sales Professional
Carmen is a passionate and energetic leader, generating and executing out-of-the-box initiatives locally and globally. Gain advice on sales & marketing such as how to forge strategic partnerships to maximize your exposure and reach.
 
Gail McInnesGail McInnes
Owner, Magnet Creative Management
& fashion host, TDot TV

Glasgow-born, Gail McInnes has been involved in the fashion industry for over 16 years. She brings her inherent Scottish charm, expertise and insider knowledge to her role at TFI providing advice on using social media to promote and market a brand.

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