ABOUT IFWTO

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 2022 edition of IFWTO will take place in-person at Harbourfront Centre and virtually at IFWtoronto.com. The dates for the next IFWTO are June 9 – 12, 2022. IFWTO is a biennial festival.

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 ourĀ mailing list

Click here to apply

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.

Submit an online volunteer form here

The guidelines and submission forms to apply to IFWTO 2022 are available here.

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