Toronto Fashion Incubator Survey
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Thank you for agreeing to participate in TFI's industry survey. To respond to the needs of our ever-changing fashion industry, and the additional challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to know how we can help you and your business to succeed. 

We also believe strongly in continuing our non-profit's 30+ year legacy of proudly supporting equity and inclusion, and look to you for your ideas and guidance.

In appreciation for your assistance, all completed survey responses received by July 23, 2020 will have a chance to win 1 of 3 Rowenta hand-held garment steamers, open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). To enter the prize draw, you will be required to agree to our Privacy Policy and Official Contest Terms, which are available on our website  here.

To the extent you provide feedback and comments as part of the survey, those comments may be reviewed and shared by TFI staff, board members and consultants to help us plan future programing and adapt our services that will ultimately benefit you and your business. Thank you for your feedback and for your continued support of TFI.

This email is sent by:

The Toronto Centre for the Promotion of Fashion Design 
O/A Toronto Fashion Incubator ("TFI")
285 Manitoba Drive
Exhibition Place
Toronto, ON, Canada, M6K 3C3

 
Required 1.
So that TFI is better able to speak to its members and stakeholder groups and to determine whether TFI should be developing new programming, marketing; and/or sponsorship/fundraising efforts to address issues of access and equity, can you please tell us about yourself? Please select all that you identify with:

Female
Male
Gender-neutral
LGBTQ+
Indigenous
Black
Other visible minority
Prefer not to answer
Other  
Required 2.
Please tell us about your business. If this does not apply to you, please choose "Not applicable".

Women's wear designer
Men's wear designer
Children's wear designer
Gender-neutral designer
Speciality size designer
Adaptive wear designer
Jewellery designer
Small leather goods designer
Footwear designer
Handbag designer
Production contractor/sewing
Fashion show production including staging/lighting, prop rentals, AV etc.
Freelance talent such as model, stylist, hair/make-up artist, photographer etc.
Public relations or marketing
Retail
Consultant
Fashion education
Supplier such as fabrics, sewing machines, pattern paper, zippers etc.
Service provider such as laser cutting, textile printing/processing, pleating, pressing etc.
Not applicable
Other  
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If you are a fashion business, how many years have you been in business? If this does not apply to you, please choose "Not applicable".

1 to 4 years
5 to 10 years
11 to 20 years
More than 20 years
Not applicable; I'm not a fashion business
Required 4.

If you are a fashion business, how many full and part-time employees (total) do you have? If this does not apply to you, please choose "Not applicable".

0 to 10 employees
11 to 20 employees
21 to 50 employees
More than 50 employees
Not applicable; I'm not a fashion business
Required 5.

City and province where your business is based? 

 

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City and country where your products are produced? If not applicable, please enter N/A.

 

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Do you produce your goods in-house?

Yes
No
Blended
Not applicable
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How familiar are you with fashion entrepreneurship?

No knowledge I know a little about it Moderately familiar I'm very familiar I'm an expert       
      
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Which business support organizations and businesses come to mind when you think about fashion entrepreneurship

 

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What kinds of products, services and events do you think the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) offers or has offered in the past? Please select as many as you think are applicable:

Rents studio space that includes access to industry equipment
Rents meeting room space
Provides business mentoring and advice
Nurtures and supports new and emerging fashion businesses
Offers support to established businesses
Organizes new vendor go-sees for retailers
Provides educational workshops, webinars and seminars
Provides networking socials
Organizes B2B (Business to Business) events
Offers an export market development program to grow sales abroad
Provides grants to Canadian fashion businesses
Organizes fashion shows
Organizes design competitions
Organizes a summer boot-camp for marginalized and racialized youth
Provides discounts from industry suppliers
Sells fashion industry guidebooks
Sells fashion industry e-lists
Is a go-to resource for fashion industry information
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What are the top 3 benefits you received from TFI?

Rent or rented a TFI studio space
Rented a TFI meeting room space
Accessed business mentoring and advice
Attended a new vendor go-see for a specific retailer
Attended educational workshops, webinars or seminars
Networked and met with valued industry connections
Attended a TFI fashion show event
Participated in an export market development program to grow sales abroad
Received a grant or subsidy
Participated in a summer boot-camp for marginalized and racialized youth
Participated in a TFI design competition
Accessed discounts from industry suppliers
Purchased a TFI guidebook(s)
Purchased a TFI e-list(s)
Accessed fashion industry information
Gained internship hours
Was paid by TFI for services rendered
Hired TFI to deliver service(s)
Leveraged TFI's affiliation for your event or company
Required 12.

What would be the impact on your business if you could no longer use TFI? 

No impact Minor impact Moderately impacted Highly impacted Severely impacted       
      
Required 13.

Please help us to understand why you selected the answer above.

 

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Required 14.

Would you recommend TFI to a friend or colleague?

Yes
No
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If your answer is Yes, who would you recommend? 
If your answer is No, please help us to understand why:

 

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Required 16.
What types of products, services and events would you like to see TFI continue to offer? Please select as many as you would like:

Annual, individual outreach membership
Annual, individual student membership
Annual resident company membership which includes a below-market studio rental and 24/7 access to a co-sharing workspace with industrial equipment
Meeting room space rentals
Business mentoring and advice
TFI London Fashion Week showcase in the United Kingdom
Networking socials
Webinars, seminars, workshops
Access to Women's Wear Daily (WWD)
Access to a trend forecasting service such as Promostyl or Peclers
New vendor go-sees with retailers
Design competitions with cash prizes (like our collaboration with Barbie and Sponge Bob)
How to Start a Fashion Business guidebook
TFI's Guide to Fashion Sustainability
List of Canadian contractors, sample makers and patternmakers
List of Canadian fabric and notion suppliers
Access to the TFI members lounge with free Wifi
Discounts from industry suppliers
Other  
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What types of products, services and events would you like to see TFI begin to offer

Grant writing assistance
More fun fashion design competitions with cash prizes
Export market reports for the UK
Export market reports for Australia
Fashion-entry programs for newcomers to Canada
Skills re-training programs for displaced industry workers
Skills re-training programs for people transitioning from other industries to fashion
Expanded export market development opportunities to the United States
Expanded export market development opportunities to Europe
Expanded export market development opportunities to Japan
Business development programs specifically for the BIPOC community (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour)?
An online boot camp specifically for racialized and marginalized youth
An online boot camp for adults interested in starting a fashion business
Grants and subsidies to designers
Events for people interested in fashion but who are not involved in the industry, such as styling sessions, pop-ups etc.
Membership privileges with other organizations/clubs
Other  
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What other types of products, services and events would be helpful for entrepreneurs starting or growing a fashion business?
 

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What other types of products, services and events would be helpful for established fashion businesses?
 

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20.

Are there any guidebooks or e-lists that you need but can't find? If yes, what are you looking for?

 

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21.

Do you have suggested topics for online tutorials, webinars and workshops that TFI can offer?

 

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Required 22.

What is your relationship with TFI?

Current Outreach member (you paid for a membership within the past year)
Former Outreach member (or you can't remember if you renewed)
Current Student member (you paid for a membership within the past year)
Former Student member (or you can't remember if you renewed)
Current Resident member
Former Resident member
Current or former Board, Advisory or Honorary Board member
Current or past Donor/ Sponsor
TFI mentor or other volunteer
Attended a TFI mentoring consultation
Attended a TFI Meet and Mingle social networking event
Attended a TFI workshop, webinar or seminar
Attended TFI New Labels Competition and awards gala
Attended TFI Press & Buyers Brunch (Toronto)
Attended TFI's London Fashion Week event (United Kingdom)
Was a featured designer in TFI's London Fashion Week event
Was a featured designer in the Barbie or Sponge Bob design competition
Was a featured designer in the TFI New Labels Competition
Purchased a product from TFI online
I am a TFI email subscriber
Other  
Required 23.
Would you be interested in a new, tiered TFI membership such as:

VIP: a one-year membership that includes 2 free webinars, 2 hours of private mentoring time from TFI's executive director and/or Board director, and 2 free mentoring hours with a TFI mentor
Company membership: a discounted one-year membership for each of your staff with a 3-person membership minimum
Family membership: a discounted one-year membership for 2 people from your family
School membership: a discounted student membership for all students and staff, minimum 10 memberships; includes 2 volunteer speaking engagement from TFI's executive director and/or Board director or TFI mentor
A basic one-year membership with pay-per-use add-on options
Not interested in any of the above
Not interested in a membership
Touch-down workspace on a pay-per-use basis
Other  
24.
If you are not currently a TFI member, what would incentivise you to become one?
 

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Do you have any other suggestions to help TFI revise its programs and services to better help fashion entrepreneurs to thrive in the future and/or to create greater inclusivity with the BIPOC community?
 

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Thank you so much for your time and input; your opinion matters to us. 
 
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If you would like to have a chance to win 1 of 3 Rowenta hand-held steamers, do you agree to the Official Contest Terms available here?

Yes
No
Not interested in the contest draw
Rowenta Hand-Held Garment Steamer Contest

No purchase required. Entries must be received by contest end: July 23, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. There are a total of three (3) Rowenta hand-held garment steamers to be won, each with an approximate retail value of $99.99. The contest is open to Canadian residents who are the age of majority in the province or territory of residence at time of entry excluding Quebec. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entrants. Limit one entry per person. For the Official Contest Terms click here.

As our survey collects personal information, you agree to our privacy policy, which sets out how we collect, store and use personal information. It is available on our website at https://fashionincubator.com/pages/privacy-policy.
 
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If you would like to have a chance to win 1 of 3 Rowenta hand-held steamers, please enter this information in the box below: 

First name:
Last name:
Valid email address:
Telephone number with area code:

 

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