The Washington, DC Fashion Foundation (DCFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC) in June 2009 to support the Washington, DC fashion community through educational programs, workforce training initiatives, and networking and mentoring opportunities for aspiring fashion professionals and entrepreneurs. It works closely with GWFCC to undertake the following goals: • • •
Increase the business skills and workforce preparedness of fashion entrepreneurs; Improve the quality and availability of fashion design education opportunities for youth and adults in the Washington, DC area; Strengthen the connections and networks that form the foundation of the District's fashion community.
Fashionably Business is a dynamic program that aims to provide multiple levels of support for existing and emerging fashion businesses. From NOW - October 2012, fashion entrepreneurs will have access to a variety of FREE workshops, business checkups and one-on-one technical assistance to help grow, nurture and strengthen their businesses.