FABRIC & Local Fashion Community

Grand Opening of the Nation's First Phygital Fashion Innovation Center

The Moving the Needle Grand Opening was a huge success and we are sew grateful to the 40+ designers/brands who participated and to the attendees and donors who shared this special day with us. Missed out? Don’t worry! Click HERE to check out photos, videos, and connect with all of the participants! Thank you to Tempe Mayor Corey Woods, Economic ... Read more

BIPOC Micro-Manufacturing Grant

FABRIC is beyond excited to be one of the entities included in the City of Tempe BIPOC Micro Manufacturing Grant! These funds will be used to help Tempe BIPOC Apparel Entrepreneurs manufacture their products here in Tempe. So, not only are we able to provide the training and guidance that an apparel entrepreneur needs to get ... Read more

How You Can Put AZ on the Fashion Map

Lately, we've been thrilled to get the stamp of approval from organizations that we admire like the Arizona Commerce Authority, Gerber-A Lectra Company, InBusiness Magazine, and more. Recognition like this does help corroborate and endorse our efforts and we're SEW grateful. However, we can't thrive on praise alone. We need help to keep moving the ... Read more

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

Naked Rebellion

Naked Rebellion sq

Today an amazing brand that was developed at FABRIC in our non-profit's Arizona Apparel Foundation Designer in Residence Program, has officially launched its website. It's called Naked Rebellion.

Fashioning AZ's Future

Fashioning Arizona's Future

FABRIC's 3rd Anniversary Gala FASHIONING AZ'S FUTURE brought together hundreds of AZ's most stylish and visionary change-makers, in their most futuristic-inspired fashions, to celebrate and support our mission and learn of our vision.