A Thread That Never Breaks

A virtual exhibition in the Indigenously determined AbTec Gallery. There will be a virtual tour of the works on January 28, 2:30PM EST.


IFWTO is a fashion, craft & textiles festival presenting the most distinct and progressive Indigenous-made works. IFWTO celebrates global Indigenous expression in fashion and the arts and its grounding in Indigenous knowledge, ways of life and storytelling. Led by majority Indigenous women, IFWTO connects audiences to artistic and cultural expression that celebrates and advances Indigenous artists and designers .

IFWTO supports the use of fur and other animal products as vital for the survival and sovereignty of Indigenous cultures, land and people.


IFWTO + EDITO Par Simons 2020 Collaborative Capsule Collection

IFWTO has united forces with Simons to create a limited capsule collection with Indigenous artists from communities across Canada.


Celebrating Indigenous fashion and culture in a four-day online festival of cinematic fashion films, a pop-up online marketplace, a virtual art exhibition, and a panel series.

The 2020 edition of IFWTO will take place online at IFWtoronto.com, November 26 – 29.

The next IFWTO will take place in 2022. We select designers through a juried process. We accept applications through a call for submissions from designers. The call is shared through our mailing list, social media platforms and word of mouth.

To receive the call for submissions, join our mailing list

We release all announcements through our mailing list, social media platforms and word of mouth, including special programming like workshops and panels.

Mahsi cho! We hire a small team before the event and will release a job posting through our mailing list, social media platforms and word of mouth.

We seek volunteers at the same time we release our job postings.

Student interns – please contact us directly info@IFWtoronto.com and let’s talk about how we can support each other.

The guidelines and submission forms to apply to IFWTO 2022 will be available on our website early 2021.

Select “resources” in the menu above and select “artists” to see all artists, with their contact information, presented at IFWTO.