About Startup Fashion

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Startup Fashion is led byToronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), the world’s first fashion incubator, an award-winning, non-profit organization that helps emerging fashion entrepreneurs become successful by understanding the business of fashion.


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Executive Director, Toronto Fashion Incubator

Susan Langdon

Susan is a Toronto-born, third-generation Canadian, who was made a Member of the Order of Canada for her contributions to the fashion industry. In 1994, Langdon was appointed to TFI as the first racialized woman to hold a leadership role in the Canadian fashion industry.

Throughout her career as a fashion entrepreneur, Susan has received much acclaim, including the Fashion Canada Award, Concours Design Award, City of Toronto Industry Achievement Award, Toronto Metropolitan University Alumni Award of Distinction, International Woolmark Award of Distinction, The JoAnna Townsend International Export Award, Icons of Empowerment Award and Fashion Group International’s Fashion Visionary Award.