FADAN – The Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria was established in 1989. The organisation is the only recognised professional body promoting, marketing, and developing the Nigerian Art and Fashion Culture. FADAN with chapters throughout Nigeria is at the forefront of Nigerian fashion, exhibitions and fashion shows, both at home and abroad.
The association, however, is a non-governmental body empowered by the government to cater to all matters in Arts and Fashion within the shores of Nigeria. The association has supported voluntary and charitable activities for the less privileged and senior citizens of our society.
FADAN objectives include promoting Nigeria’s culture through fashion, enlighten, monitor, educate and raise awareness. Also to create massive fashion production hubs throughout the Federation. The production hubs will enable mass production of apparel made to international standards. This, in turn, will create huge job opportunities. To encourage formal education in fashion, institutions such as Yaba College of Technology and Kaduna Polytechnic are members of FADAN.
FADAN is also determined to create a healthy fashion industry that will see the seriousness of fashion and its resultant gains and opportunities. The association will continue to achieve these various aims and objectives through various organised programmers, workshops, exhibitions and runway shows.