Membership Application Process

All members will be required to fill out a membership application and submit it along with all dues and fees.  Annual dues information:


Student Membership
Those applying for student membership shall demonstrate that they are a student at the time of application. Students must attach to their application one of the following to their application:

 

  • Copy of Student ID
  • Copy of registration schedule for current semester
  • Student verification form with raised seal or stamp of the university.

Business Membership

Those applying for business membership shall demonstrate that they are a volunteer, consultant, sole proprietor, or any other legally constituted for-profit business.  Business members must attach any two of the following to their application:

  • Volunteer verification letter
  • Course syllabus (for educators)
  • Trade name/DBA certificate
  • Copy of corporate registration certificate (or website to search organization registration online)
  • Company business card, brochure , letterhead and website
  • Two client references
  • Any other information that demonstrates business activity


Non-profits and Trade Associations

Non-profits and trade associations applying for business membership shall demonstrate their status by attaching the following documents to their application:

  • Approved budget document verifying your annual operating budget
  • Copy of corproate registration certificate (or website to search organization registration online)

Membership shall be contingent upon approval of application and payment of all required fees and dues; however, the Chamber reserves the right to decline a membership without a cause. False information on any membership application will result in the automatic rejection of the application.

The membership period is from January 1st – December 31st.  Membership dues will not be prorated.  The membership benefits are base solely on full payment of yearly dues.

Bonus: 2 months free membership for this gymhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD13xloLt2c

 

Payment Instructions

If mailing application and paying by check, please attach your check to the application.

If paying by credit-card. You will be invoiced via paypal.com and within 48 hours after your application has been approved, you will receive billing instructions via email.

President

Brooks: Prior to her fashion journey, Christine served as the program manager for Mayor Anthony Williams of Washington, DC managing victims of crime accounts worth over $2 million annually. In addition, Christine co-owned and operated StyleMovement Consultants, a fashion show event planning company and managed and provided marketing/pr strategies for fashion designers. Key clients included: Dona Adrian, costume supervisor for the 2004 Peabody Award-winning HBO drama series “The Wire”, the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Association and the Smithsonian Institute Folklife Festival. At present, Christine is spearheading a fashion initiative that will change the way the world will view Washington, DC, she formed the DC Fashion Council and launched a new Chamber of Commerce-The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce.

The DC Fashion Council, an advisory body made up of a group of designers and industry leaders to promote the fashion industry in Washington, DC to lobby to get Bill No. 17-173 to create the Commission on Fashion Arts and Events passed in DC government. Under the leadership of Ms. Brooks-Cropper, founder,President & CEO of the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce, she spearheaded the lobbying efforts, drafted the language and made the changes to the Bill that was passed by the Committee on Economic Development and is going before the full DC City Council for vote. In addition, these organizations have successfully identified ways to retain and support new and established designers and assist design students transitioning from school to career.  Her dedication to DC’s fashion community is evident in her service. Before the successful charter of the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce, a 501c6 non-profit trade association, she started the process to implement activities outlined in the Bill to include introducing fashion youth programs into various Parks & Recreation Centers and Boys & Girls Clubs. She is currently working with the Deputy Mayor’s Office on Economic Development to create the first DC Fashion Incubator program that will assist emerging designers and fashion small business owners. Her other accomplishments include the coordination of The Fashion Forum 1: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Fashion Capital, produced the 2007 Capital Catwalk with DC-based fashion designer Lenny Yorke for the High Tea Society, implemented the Charming by Design: Fashion Entrepreneurial Camp in collaboration with the High Tea Society, serving as program advisor for the Art Institute of Washington DC and University of District of Columbia Fashion Programs, keynote speaker for various fashion events to include the DC Fashionista Group and the International Ethical Fashion Show for Avani Ribbon and the World Bank, coordination of the first Fashion Freedom Rally on Freedom Plaza, attended over 50 events, conducted over 300 advocacy meetings for the fashion industry, connected several designers and retailers to customers, business services and press to date.

Welcome to the Nation’s Fashion Capital!

The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC), is a 501c(6) trade association that serves the greater D.C. metropolitan area.  Our purpose is to promote the common interests, while simultaneously improving the business conditions of, the greater metro area’s Fashion Industry. We do this through advocacy, outreach, training, technical assistance, marketing and economic development activities that specifically supports our members and the greater fashion community.

Not only will we provide you with information about the business fashion,  you will find links on how to get around to the city’s most fashionable finds. Whether you are visiting Washington, D.C., for business or pleasure, the city has much to offer that fashionista in you!!
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To learn more about GWFCC please visit the membership section of our website.  Check back often, as we are constantly making upgrades to our site. You may contact the GWFCC President & CEO, Christine Brooks-Cropper at 202.355.3929 or president@gwfcc.org.

Thank you and Kiss-Kiss!