Industry & Education


CFA – California Fashion Association –   Also see FASHION SCHOLARSHIP FUND info below.      The Product Design Department has a membership with CFA.  Please contact department for more information.  Fashion Industry Calendar

Fashion Business Inc. – Los Angeles based

Fashion Business, Inc. (FBI) is the fashion industry’s leading resource for turning concepts and businesses into a profitable reality.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing world-class industry education, technical training, sourcing, networking, operations, marketing, mentoring and consulting services.  FBI’s global Resource Center along with our unique educational opportunities offers our members the tools and resources they need to build a successful fashion business.

Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians Blog – Great resources and information – national

CSA – Costume Society of America

CSA serves individuals, students, institutions, and libraries. Our primary membership consists of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, both generalist and specialist, who share a passion for the history and serious study of costume.   Student memberships available – Summer Museum Internships available.

Cotton Incorporated – Material Development Lab  – Technical Assistance & Training –    Web:



CFA & TALA SCHOLARSHIP -awarded in the Spring of each year – Contact  Sewing Lab Director, Justine Parish to apply –  The Fashion Scholarship Fund is a national nonprofit association dedicated to supporting, nurturing and honoring the future of fashion.

ArtCenter Winner 2017 – Kellen Kauffman – Illustration, TA Sewing Lab

In addition to winning one of YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards, @artcenteredu student Kellen Kauffman was honored with the Fashion with Ethics award from @RagsForRichesFoundaton for his wearable to help the vision impaired population at today’s California Fashion Foundation luncheon @DTLA


Kellen, at left, with Douglas C. Evans, exec dir @ymafashionscholarshipfund 

Kellen’s vest with wearable camera alerts the user to objects in the path. He was inspired to create the wearable because his sister and mother both suffer from a hereditary condition that impacts vision.


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