I entered TFI as a designer & came out as an Entrepreneur

I launched my handbag label “Garéma” in the fall of 2015, as a new Canadian resident I had limited understanding of the Canadian fashion market and restricted access to information.  Fashion Your Future (FYF), an extensive accessory business boot camp program, developed by the Toronto Fashion Incubator’s (TFI), opened up a world of resources to…

Marrakech in Toronto: Scrubs in the City 2017

I attended this years SickKids Scrubs in the City which is an annual charity event that helped raised over $650,000 for a new Sick Kids hospital with world class medical amenities. I was invited by the fashion philanthropist Sylvia Mantella to attend this spectacular event with my husband. The theme for the night was Marrakech and the venue was transformed into…

FGI Toronto Mentor Dinner 2016

On Monday,  29th May 2017, Toronto’s fashion professionals came together at Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square for Fashion Group International’s annual mentor dinner. The event started with a cocktails and networking session where I was introduced to some amazing professionals from the industry. The FGI team introduced themselves to me and then made sure I was introduced to the…

Sylvia Mantella receives the Inaugural UforChange Champion Award

27th May 2017: Philanthropist Sylvia Mantella, Chief Marketing officer of Mantella Corporation receives the Inaugural U for Change Champion Award.  She’s an animal lover, a beauty with a warm and generous heart and an undying passion for fashion. While doing her philanthrophical work in the last ten years she’s often asked how does one give…

FashionCan Day 2 Highlights Video

FashionCan Day 2 Highlights 📹Video. Great show by Bustle & Paul Hardy  ! Bustle Sprouts stole the show with little ones walking the ramp.