Established in 1958 as the Corset and Brassiere Women’s Club, Inc., in 1963 the group was re-invented as the Underfashion Club — a not–for–profit, intimate apparel industry organization dedicated to education. We support new talent with scholarships and internships and we offer seminars, panel discussions, and networking opportunities to industry professionals.

Today, the Underfashion Club members work in all facets of the intimate apparel industry: foundations, daywear, sleepwear, robes, and loungewear. Our membership represents all areas of the industry: retailers, manufacturers, textile mills, fiber producers, and trim suppliers. Our members hold positions in all departments: management, marketing, merchandising, sales, design, education, and human resources.

Our annual Femmy Gala, a premier event in the intimate apparel industry, recognizes and celebrates the achievements of intimate apparel industry leaders worldwide. Honorees are chosen from all sectors of the business and have included Designers Donna Karan and Josie Natori, retailers Neiman Marcus and Victoria’s Secret, manufacturers Carole Hochman Design Group and Maidenform, and industry notables Eileen West and Elle Macpherson.

Proceeds from the Femmy Gala are distributed by our SAIG Committee (Scholarships, Awards, Internships, and Grants) to deserving students who pursue college–level intimate apparel related courses. The Fashion Institute of Technology and the High School of Fashion Industries in New York City are our primary beneficiaries.

Additionally, we have established a chair at the Fashion Institute of Technology to make sure that graduates entering the world of the intimate apparel industry are fully qualified.

Sep
26
Tue
Success, Tailor Made by Triumph @ The Fashion Group International, Inc.
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
27
Wed
INTERFILIÈRE @ The Tunnel
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

INTERFILIÈRE NEW YORK is an exclusive fabric and sourcing event for lingerie, beachwear, sportswear and athleisure professionals in the heart of Manhattan

Oct
10
Tue
Interfilière Shanghai @ Shanghai Exhibition Center
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

Just like its host city at the crossroads of Asia, Interfilière Shanghai attracts a growing number of exhibitors. The trade show’s products are particularly creative and top quality, a sign of the Asian market’s current, more cutting-edge demands, both style-wise and technically.

Along with the top players from the Chinese international market (China, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea) who visit the show, American and Russian visitors are increasingly present.

 

Evolution of Retail @ Harvard Club
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Help us to strengthen our team and provide “Education today for a better industry tomorrow.”

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The Underfashion Club, Inc. is an individual member organization. Any person over the age of eighteen years, who is employed in the Intimate Apparel Industry, its supplier community or its retail distribution community, shall be eligible for general membership in the Club. Persons involved in other peripheral activities such as the industry press shall also be eligible. Any question that arises concerning the membership eligibility of any person shall be decided by the Board.