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 presents a bienniel festival of Indigenous-made fashion, crafts and textiles in four live runway showcases, 50+ marketplace exhibitors, an art exhibition, hands-on workshops and a panel series.

Recent News...

May 27, 2020

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO) has united forces with Simons to create a limited capsule collection with Indigenous artists from communities across Canada. Locally made, these garments in organic cotton and linen allow each artist to create one-of-a-kind collection pieces that showcase their craft, including printed graphics, embroidery, natural dye, appliqué and beadwork.

Evan Ducharme
with IFWTO + Edito PAR SIMONS

SEAL FUR & THE USE OF FUR, LEATHER AND BONES

IFWTO supports traditional Indigenous ways of life and practices. This support is vital for the survival and sovereignty of Indigenous cultures, land and people. The use of seal fur and seal meat are fundamental parts of Inuit culture, which we support in its use for health, economic independence and sustainability.

FAQ

When is the next IFWTO?

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

Are there any upcoming hands-on or entrepreneurial workshops or panels?

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

How can I show my fashion, crafts or textiles at the next IFWTO?

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

I want to help!

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.

Can I get a designers package to be in the runway showcase and/or marketplace?

The guidelines and submission forms to apply to IFWTO 2022 will be available on our website November 2020.