Develop and guide Egyptian designers, artisans and manufacturers to meet international standards and showcase in the local and international fashion arena.
Pave the way for a local fashion week recognized on the international fashion week calendar.
Support the human capital development through training programs at all levels in the industry.
Encourage international brands and designers to source raw materials and production in Egypt.
Promote the tourism sector through supporting local retail platforms that preserve the Egyptian heritage in design, fashion and craft.
Establish close ties with international fashion councils, industry leaders, and global media outlets to raise awareness of the Egyptian fashion and design industry.
The EFDC has identified 5 pillars that will enable it to carry out its mission.
Provide mentoring programs to support rising entrepreneurs and small businesses. Provide access to information related to all aspects of the Fashion & Design industry that will be used by all EFDC Members.
Attract talented young people to the industry, both through further education, scholarship and vocational routes, to learn much needed skills. Educate through different vehicles, including workshops and seminars by local and international industry leaders.
Identify ways to help businesses leverage new technologies as a means to increase efficiency at every stage of the industry: research, design, branding, production, sales, retail.
Invest to Employ: Support businesses in identifying talents to fund their education and training thus obtaining the quality and standard required for potential employment. Invest to Grow: Establish early stage investment vehicles for start-ups. Linking entrepreneurs with potential investors to support their growth.
Maintain international standards of designers and entrepreneurs through a rigorous selection criteria. Re-position the Egyptian cotton & textile industry as a leader on the international map. Attract new audiences (entrepreneurs, designers, manufacturers, investors) to join, benefit and contribute to the EFDC.
Board Of Directors
THE EGYPTIAN FASHION & DESIGN COUNCIL – EFDC was formed by a private group of fashion & design professionals whose common aim is to nurture, support and promote Egyptian fashion & design talent and businesses locally, regionally and globally. They give freely of their time to combine their knowledge and experience in design, production, retail, export, marketing, media and public relations to meet the mission of the EFDC.
The EFDC relies on the shared vision and generosity of sponsors and individual patrons. An advisory board and ambassadors comprises of representatives from the education, design, media, production and retail industry who give of their time and expertise freely on a project by project basis.