We Are Raw Finery Studio
Welcome to the creation of Toronto fashion designer and entrepreneur Benjamin Tang. The entire Raw Finery Studio team is extremely excited to be unveiling the studio to the public after a year of meticulous planning and preparation.
Raw Finery Studio is a hybrid fashion lab and community co-work studio that will be opening its doors late this summer. It is our mission to create a space that supports creative endeavors, innovation, and industry relationships by providing the space and tools to create greatness.
In a city that is quickly losing its precious industrial and commercial loft spaces to urban gentrification (ahem, condos), Toronto’s creative professionals are quickly finding themselves without a place to work and grow. We plan on being an oasis and carving out some much needed work space for our incredibly talented Toronto community. Whether you are a fashion designer, a photographer, a graphic designer, or any other fashion industry professional, Raw Finery Studio will be here to serve your needs.
The current climate of the Toronto fashion industry is a community that shrouds itself in secrecy and is largely disconnected. Unlike other fashion capitols such as New York and London, we have yet to embrace or feel comfortable in a community environment. We aim to change that and help to build a stronger industry by connecting designers, developers, and other industry professionals. Together we are stronger.
Our flexible and multi-purpose space will provide members with a high-tech fashion and design lab, an event venue, a meeting space, a photography studio, and a workspace in the heart of the city. With plans to offer workshops, host open house nights for the broader community, networking events, and support for creative professional in Toronto, we are confident in creating an innovative fashion space that is currently lacking.
If you are looking for a space to set up your shop, feel free to contact us for an information package. We have monthly, weekly and daily memberships available. If you want to become part of the community, feel free to contact us. If you want to say “hi,” feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you!
And if you are curious to see what we are up to, stay connected with us on social media and check out our blog for regular updates.
[Image courtesy of Anna Crooke Photography & Design]