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Eco Fashion Week 2022

FABRIC Friday presented by Kornit Digital at Phoenix Fashion Week

In March of 2020, we were in the middle of planning Eco Fashion Week, and like so many others, we had to put our event on a seemingly endless pause. When our event space was transformed into a PPE factory to manufacture reusable medical gowns to mitigate the PPE shortage, it was hard to imagine ... Read more

Express Yourself with Prints

Kyllan Maney Radial Print

Arizona is now home to a piece of technology that not only supports personalization but also sustainability....The Kornit Presto sustainable textile printer is available at The Fashioneer (formerly AZ Fashion Source)! We had an amazing time sharing how it all works at the Tempe Center for the Arts' Express Yourself Fashion Show on February 3rd, 2022 when we ... Read more

2021 Community Contribution

$3,795,888 Contributed in 2021$6,804,049 Total Contributed Since 2016 Every year we provide our annual report documenting FABRIC’s contribution to the community. As we reflect on the year in an effort to calculate our impact, we are always astonished by how much we’ve been able to accomplish. This year has been strikingly more effective and we ... Read more

The Future of Fashion is in Tempe

We’re SEW grateful and honored that the City of Tempe has always supported the mission and vision of the FABRIC incubator. Their support has allowed us to provide the most important, and extremely scarce resources, like no-minimum manufacturing, that apparel entrepreneurs need, so they can build sustainable businesses domestically. With the city’s support we’ve been ... Read more

New FABRIC Website

new website

We are SEW excited to announce the launch of our new website! We opened FABRIC in 2016 because we wanted to make apparel manufacturing more accessible and less challenging for apparel entrepreneurs. After experiencing innumerable unforeseen obstacles, wasted money, and frustration as designers, we stopped hoping there was a better way to manufacture garments and ... Read more

We've Produced 500K Medical Gowns!

500k Medical Gowns

Entities operating within the Fashion and Business Resource Innovation Center (FABRIC). have made 500,000 FDA-approved reusable, level 2 and 3 isolation gowns for medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We've Made 200K Medical Gowns!

Preparing to Make an Isolation Gown

FABRIC, with the support of the 501(c)(3) non-profit, AZ Apparel Foundation, has manufactured 200,000 FDA-approved reusable, level 2 and 3 isolation gowns since inception!

Working Safely Amid COVID-19

Man Sewing Isolation Gowns

We've quickly pivoted to making isolation gowns to help local and national healthcare workers. Here's what it took to get to this point.