Next Generation Awards

FIT: Fashion Institute Of Technology

For the past twenty years, the Accessories Council and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) have hosted a design award competition for the students of the Accessory and Jewelry Design programs, helping foster the next wave of designers’ talents and professionals in the accessories industry.

LIM College

We support semester long classes at LIM College, where the students are awarded scholarship money for the best business plan.


The Accessories Council launched a women’s networking event in 2018 and then partnered with Rosenthal & Rosenthal and the LHB Group to form B.A.B.E. (Bad Ass Business Executives). The group currently has nearly 500 women business leaders from the food, fashion, beauty, and financial industries. B.A.B.E aims to facilitate making connections and alliances by hosting workshops and a variety of other events.