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Saturday, April 10th, 2021

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

[Virtual Event]

For Industry professionals, students and home enthusiasts alike, this working meet-and-greet is a great way to clear out any unfinished projects and network with local industry professionals.

Get to know your fellow designers, while working on your current projects... and maybe picking up new skill along the way!


Thursday, April 15 -

Saturday, April 17, 2021

BoF: Laying the Groundwork

[Virtual Event]

Launching a Fashion Business can be a difficult road for entrepreneurs. This seminar series walks through how to build the structure for a Fashion and Apparel business.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2021

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In recognition of Fashion Revolution Week 2021, please join Dominican University, Chicago Fair Trade, and the Apparel Industry Board, Inc. for a Zoom screening of the film Made in Bangladesh. 


This 2019 release, directed by Rubaiyat Hossain, is based on the life of Daliya Akter, a garment worker who escaped child marriage and went on to lead a trade union in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

[Virtual Event]

Designers... It's time to get virtual style!

Bring your sketch book, your curiosity, and drive to polish up your sketching skills. Oh, and your beverage of choice...

Aimed towards designers of all levels and students, this event will provide sketching exercises in an informal, small group study session.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

[Virtual Event]

The Reluctant Entrepreneur Club is for anyone who never aspired to be their own boss, but found themselves running a small business anyway. Learn how to take care of taxes, file forms, and troubleshoot your way into entrepreneurship with this new group!

This month, we'll be looking at Marketing.


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Book a day in AIBI's Fashion Lab!


Utilize the digital pattern making system, or one of the 14 industrial sewing machines. Or maybe you just need a space to do a fitting?

AIBI has the tools for you to produce your clothing line right here in Chicago!


$20 AIBI Members;

$30 Non-Members

Saturday - Monday

May 29-31, 2021


The AIBI Fashion Lab and Office will be closed from Saturday, May 29th through Monday, May 31st for the Memorial Day Weekend.

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