Fashion Industry Youth Initiative

Funding Goal: $100,000
The Garment League, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, is committed to building a solid and reputable Arizona fashion industry through professional resources, continued education, and collaborative innovation. They are seeking funding for their Fashion Industry Youth Initiative, a youth camp for ages 8 to 17. Led by industry professionals, their camp offers a comprehensive curriculum covering various aspects of the fashion trade. Moreover, it integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning seamlessly into the fabric of fashion education. As a result, campers not only explore their creative passions but also engage in interdisciplinary learning, preparing them for a dynamic future. This is where young minds flourish, dreams take shape, and the journey of fashion discovery awaits!
LENDonate Gold Risk Rating Seal

Investment Summary

Who Can Participate

Who They Are: The Garment League

As a nonprofit organization, The Garment League is dedicated to assisting youth and adults in the fashion industry. Their mission is to provide a platform for learning and development within the industry, offering workforce development opportunities. Taught by industry professionals, their programs aim to empower individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the competitive world of fashion.
The Garment League youth participant sewing
The Garment League youth participants in the lab
The Garment League Youth Participant Tiger Sleeve design

Program Summary

The Fashion Industry Youth Initiative is a comprehensive program designed to inspire and empower the next generation of fashion leaders. 


With a focus on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, their initiative offers engaging and immersive experiences for youth interested in exploring various aspects of the fashion industry. 


Whether through the dynamic summer program or year-round options featuring after-school and weekend classes, participants will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills, unleash their creativity, and gain insights into the multifaceted world of fashion.

The Garment League Fashion Industry Youth Inititive Summer Camp

Use of Proceeds & Repayment

The proceeds from this loan will be used for working capital. This will allow The Garment League to expand their program offerings and resource library.


This loan will be repaid with funds from pending grants and high production fundraising events.

Why Support this Program

“The urgency for the loan is to be able to register more youth. We currently have 359 underserved youth on our waitlist and this would help serve those families. It will also help with hiring additional staff and to purchase materials and supplies. It breaks our hearts not to be able to cater to these underserved communities now. This learning opportunity provides real workforce development as well as professional industry trades that they would otherwise not be able to obtain.”

~ Tricee Thomas

The Garment League Founder & CEO

The garment league youth participant group photo
The Garment League Youth Participant Sewing

Are you interested in supporting The Garment League's mission?

To learn more login or register to see this campaign on our marketplace.​