Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

We are the team behind the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator (PFI), a dynamic and exciting initiative teaching emerging fashion designers entrepreneurship since 2012. We are leaders in the business of fashion, empowering designers to become thriving brands and successful businesses. Our mission is to transform designers into fashion entrepreneurs and build a fashion ecosystem in Philadelphia and beyond. Each year after a rigorous application process, we select 6 Philadelphia-area designers to participate in our prestigious 12-month annual residency program. Our Curriculum provide these emerging designers with the business education, resources, industry connections, and strategic guidance to scale their brands. Our method works: of designers who have completed our residency, 70% are still in business today, with a few alumni who have gone on to build multi-million dollar companies. PFI is not a fit for all, it’s for designers who are serious about learning the business of fashion and building their brands. It’s a full year commitment of working 35-40 hours a week out of our hub in Macy’s downtown Philadelphia. The annual program has a select number of slots to ensure its immersive experience. With the growing creative economy and number of fashion entrepreneurs, we wanted to share our collective expertise with the next generation of designers. Voilà, Fashpreneurs was born! Designers meeting the future of fashion. For more information go to