The mission of the AFBI “The Fashion Gate” is to make meaningful economic impact in Athens by giving to the new fashion designers technical product development and business tools and training to create innovative products and launch globally competitive businesses based in Athens or in any other place in Greece.

The AFBI “The Fashion Gate” accelerates emerging apparel and accessories design businesses while supporting fashion industry economic growth and job creation in Athens and generally in Greece. Participants receive individualized mentoring from fashion industry experts and business development professionals. We assist members to stay current on industry trends through educational courses and access to our programs that bring together the regional design community. At the same time runningtheDesigners-in-Residenceare promoted tobuyers and in the international market through the New Designers e-shop of "The Fashion Gate".