The Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design
CAFTCAD began from a collective desire to bring together all costume professionals, regardless of union affiliation. With our shared interest, respect and passion for the costume arts, CAFTCAD provides its members both an online and physical forum, promoting open discussion, shared learning, resource and professional networking.
Promotion of our member's profiles, achievements and projects are just some of CAFTCAD's many goals. Educational seminars, speaker series, industry product information events and related promotions from our suppliers offer an active role in creative and career development. Focus will also be placed on increasing both public and media awareness of our craft.
From our Honourary members to emerging students of costume, we embrace the full spectrum of experience and knowledge that our membership embodies. We celebrate the contribution that Canadian costume designers and artisans make to the international industry of film making.
With support from the fashion industry including suppliers, wholesalers, retailers and fashion designers combined with the film industry's unions, guilds, suppliers and retailers, our goal is to establish branding recognition of our organization, its members, their talent and services available within our borders.
We are combining the forces of all local costume professionals and have plans to expand beyond our province's borders. Our intent is to evolve into a country wide association, with local chapters in every film centre in Canada, providing a national organization for all Canadian costume professionals.
CAFTCAD was incorporated as a non-profit organization May 2nd, 2008. We have established By-laws and a Constitution, criteria, levels of membership and a structured election process. Our Executive Board is made up of all three sectors of our industry, providing a clear, non-partisan membership-driven vision of the Alliance's business and goals.