The Children's Institute of Fashion Arts is a non-profit charitable cultural organization devoted to the expansive education in the culture and craft of clothing.
Our mission is to foster children's authentic selves through creative inquiry, and to inspire children to be industrious, persistent problem-solvers. We create exhilarating, educational experiences that show the connections between clothing, fashion, design, art, science, history, cultural studies, sociology, social psychology, human development, technology, and the natural environment.
Our mission is to serve children and families by providing immersive, interdisciplinary, hands-on, creative education and exhibitions that enliven
and inspire people of all ages to think, understand, and innovate.
We aim to establish ourselves as a full-service cultural organization for children in New York City's Garment District.