Behind the Seams


Next Event







An intimate chat
with Fashion
Industry Rockstars.

Learn | Connect | Promote - For FREE

Each month, a different industry professional is interviewed in front of a live audience. These interviews are filmed and shared below. They share their unique journey to becoming an industry pro or an expert while teaching us something about their trade.

  • Network with other industry pros and fashion lovers before and after the event.
  • Apparel Entrepreneur Members get to introduce themselves and their business to the audience.
  • Members: FREE
  • Students: FREE with student ID
  • Non-Members: Suggested $5 donation at the door

Past Events & Speakers


Sherri Barry & J. Kirby Best discuss On-Demand Manufacturing

Sherri and Kirby are putting Arizona on the fashion map by creating the first factory in North America to offer apparel entrepreneurs On-Demand print, cut, sew, pack and ship direct-to-consumer within 5-7 days. This sustainable, technology-driven, apparel manufacturing solution, where a garment is not made until purchased, is a “Sell one-Make one” system that offers customizable orders by fit and print.

Kate Anderson | Director of Product Management & Production
From merchandising, buying, and retail, to technical design and apparel production management in Los Angeles, Kate Anderson brings senior level experience at high volume brands such as Target, Forever 21, and Reformation to AZ’s emerging designers.

Angela Johnson | FABRIC Co-Founder
From LA’s design and manufacturing world to advocate for AZ’s fashion industry, FABRIC co-founder Angela shares her story, and what it took to build an industry and have a successful fashion career. 


Sherri Barry | FABRIC Co-Founder
From running 350 retail stores as divisional VP, to starting her own fashion brand while earning an MBA at ASU, the difficulties of manufacturing in LA, ignighted Sherri's passion for co-founding FABRIC.


Amelia Walsh | FABRIC Creative Director
From fashion designer to VP of a demin company to fashion design teacher at ASU to Creative Director of FABRIC....this experienced professional has done it all!


Jared Yazzie | OXDX Owner
From the walls of the Smithsonian and pages of Vogue & WWD, to collaborations with The Hundreds, Eighth Generation, and Jamie Okuma. 


Uli Beator | Director of Design & Development
From tailoring in Germany to Pattern Making, Technical Design, and Production Management in the US, Uli Beator brings senior level experience at high volume brands such as Old Navy, LL Bean, Athleta and more to AZ’s emerging designers. Learn of her journey from Germany to Maine to San Francisco and why she decided to head to Arizona where she creates patterns for hundreds of emerging fashion brands at FABRIC.