I speculate that Toronto Fashion Week was unable to secure a key sponsor, which significantly impacted its operating budget. It is a shame that it was unable to secure a new sponsor. Perhaps an alternative sponsor opportunity may come to fruition. Unfortunately, there is another type of funding that is not available.
Fashion and Branding Lawyer, Partner at Fogler Rubinoff
Ashlee Froese is a fashion and branding lawyer. She is a partner at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP and is recognized by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Certified Specialist in Trademarks Law. Ashlee is a regular guest lecturer across North America on fashion law, a published author on fashion and branding law and frequently provides commentary to the media about fashion law matters. Ashlee holds a number of leadership positions within the fashion industry (3 year term as co-chair of FGI, mentor with Toronto Fashion Incubator, a mentor with CAFA and an advisor with the Ryerson Fashion Zone). Ashlee took a lead in challenging the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports to increase government funding for the fashion industry, which FGI endorsed. She also manages a website www.canadafashionlaw.com, which looks at laws, business and politics that affect the Canadian fashion industry.
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