AZ's Fashion Incubator Makes a Big Impact in it's First Year!
One year ago, we opened the doors to F.A.B.R.I.C., the Fashion And Business Resource Innovation Center, Arizona’s fashion incubator. Thanks to the City of Tempe, this former theater has provided the perfect place for the Arizona fashion industry to call home.
On October 21st, the fashion community will come together at the www.FABRICHalloweenBall.com to celebrate the accomplishments and strides we’ve made together including…..
- 183 Emerging fashion brands helped with design/development and no minimum manufacturing services
- 216 Classes/lessons/workshops provided including
- 37 free classes
- 9 in-house fashion businesses including 3 scholarship offices awarded
- 371 volunteers
- 5936 volunteer hours
- $59.465 in building improvements
- 41 events including
- 17 donated event space to the community
- 13 jobs provided at FABRIC
- Vocational training program with The Center For Habilitation
- Prom dresses designed and manufactured at FABRIC by EVIT student and donated to Cinderella Affair
- 380 local fashion businesses included in free directory
- 241 designers used free sourcing library
- 350 designers used sewing maker’s studio
- 19 educational class tours of FABRIC
- 776 Public tours of FABRIC
- 39 press articles and media stories
- Hosted Tedx Talk
- Featured in the City of Tempe Mayor's State of the City event as one of the cities initiatives
- Nominee: Phoenix Mayor’s Arts Award
- Thousands of garments manufactured for emerging brands
Thank you to the volunteers, staff, AAF board members, and fashion lovers who have helped to make everything possible and make the impossible achievable.
A big thank you to the City of Tempe for it's vision and open arms. Special thanks to our building sponsors who sponsored rooms inside FABRIC including Steve Levine Entertainment, Scottsdale Fashion Week, Fashion Week 4 Kids, Clothing Labels 4 U, Brandtini.com, ChicSpy.com, #Vidit, Te Amo Fashion, Chronic Behavior, Film and Fashion Features, Totally Awesome Sommer, MakeupByDiana.com - Diana Anghelus, Great Lakes Eye Institute, AZ Artisans Collective, Jessi DiBartolomeo, Samantha Samuels
The Center for Habilitation
(Vocational Training & Resulting Partnership with ASU's School of Sustainability upcycled banner project)