The FGI Mission, Goals and Foundation

The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home.


The FGI mission is to be the pre-eminent authority on the business
of fashion and design and to help its members become more effective
in their careers. To do this, FGI provides insights on major trends
in person, online and in print; access to business professionals and a
gateway to the influence fashion plays in the marketplace.



To advance professionalism in fashion and its
related lifestyle industries.

To provide a public forum for examination of important,
contemporary issues in the business of fashion.

To present timely information regarding national and
global trends that have an effect on the fashion industries.

To attain greater recognition of men's and women's
achievements in business.

To encourage men and women to seek career opportunities
in fashion and related industries.

To provide activities and programs which enhance networking
skills and encourage interpersonal contacts so as to further the
professional, social and personal development of members.


The mission of the Foundation is:

To promote educational programs devoted to fashion and to
the study of fashion related businesses through the creation and
awarding of scholarships; establishment of internship programs;
provision of career counseling services.

Organization and sponsorship of seminars and other educational
activities on a national and worldwide basis.

To sponsor public service activities in which the fashion industry
works, to serve relevant community needs and concerns and to
stimulate and encourage membership and industry participation
in such public service activities.