The Children's Institute of Fashion Arts
is a 501c3 charitable organization devoted to expansive education in the culture and craft of clothing to connect kids to themselves and their world.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our cause as we build into a full-service, hands-on, children's institute in Manhattan's Garment District.

For additional information, please feel free to contact us:
 

Children's Institute of Fashion Arts

P.O. Box 827

Times Square Station

New York, NY 10108

info@theCIFA.org

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SCHOOL DAY

Our in-service activities focus on particular educational needs of classrooms to bring the connective and interdisciplinary knowledge about fibers, fabrics, social history and technology to students of all ages. We run many dynamic hands-on, intellectually-rigorous programs that help children understand context and practice.  In this series, we taught kids about the role of textiles in Colonial America: the four natural fibers and where they come from, how to spin wool into yarn, and how to make fabric.