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Sunday, March 15, 2020 - Monday, July 6th, 2020

Office Closed

We are excited to say that we will be moving to a wonderful new location!


Keep an eye out on our Instagram and Facebook for updates and pictures as we set up the new space, and we'll let you know when we are ready to open up the new "AIBI Fashion Lab"!

Monday, June 15th - Monday, June 29th, 2020

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Business of Fashion - Part 3: Let's Sell It!

Monday, June 15, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

“Sales Platforms for your Fashion Brand”

Guest Speaker: Barbara Keisman (Feel Good Fashions)

Creating your line is just one part of the business journey. The biggest challenge is how to get it into the hands of your customers. This seminar will walk you through various platforms for Fashion Entrepreneurs to sell garments (in person and online) and ways that you can utilize them to also gather market research.


Monday, June 22, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

“UX and the Business of Emerging Media”

Guest Speaker: Josh Fisher (Immersive and Interactive Media at Columbia College of Chicago)

What is User Experience? How does UX differ from UI (User Interface)? And what new tools for interacting as a business can we look forward to in the future? In this seminar, we will be exploring Merchandising in a virtual space as well as fun, innovative technology for interacting with your customers.


Monday, June 29, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

“Online Sales for the Fashion Entrepreneur”

Guest Speaker: Greg Shugar (Beau Ties, Ltd.)

The way we sell is evolving every year. How has online shopping changed, and what do you need to know to grow with it? This seminar will help you understand the basics of online retail.

$40.00 - $125.00

Saturday, June 20, 2020

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

June [Virtual!] SEW-cial

Getting the itch to be sew-cial??


Join us for our new [virtual] stitching get together. Bring your projects and share what you're working on. Let the AIBI team troubleshoot any questions you might have.


For Industry professionals, students and home enthusiasts alike, this working meet-and-greet is a great way to clear out any unfinished projects and up your skills!


Members: FREE Non-Members: $5

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

June Virtual Sip & Sketch!

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


We'll provide the (virtual) live model, a texturally interesting and visually stimulating outfit, and the liminal space to 'hang' in. You bring the sketchbooks, your curiosity, and drive to polish up your sketching skills. Oh, and your beverage of choice...


We'll start at 5:30 pm with a mini-lesson, and then have some timed sketching exercises. We'll close out by sharing our work (as we feel comfortable).


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


Have your drink, pencils and sketchbooks (colored pencils, markers, watercolors, etc are fine if you prefer) ready when you log on...

$5 AIBI Members, $10 Non-Members

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