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 still have the vision to establish a full-service, in person, cultural hub for children and families! For now, all our programs are online.



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


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