The Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) is a program of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). FMI was created to nurture, elevate and preserve garment production in New York City, ultimately connecting fashion designers to local manufacturing. The program includes: FMI Grant Fund offering matching grants to facilities committed to improving their services through innovation and technology; Apparel Skills Training Courses to generate a stronger workforce; a New York City Production Database on; and ongoing professional development, collaborative industry events and creative partnerships.

This season 14 companies are present at the CFDA area:

Acme Design + Studio, Button Down Factory, Funtastic Furs, H.L. Helen Apparel/HD Fashion, Hidden in Plain Sight, Lefty Production, M&S Schmalberg Flowers, Nana Atelier, New York Embroidery Studio, Not Just Lace, Sepia New York, Tailored Industry, Zoila Sample Room.