5x5 Round-up!

What a way to end the week! We've seen so many fabulous outfits for our 5x5 Challenge that we wanted to round-up a few of them to share... In fact, we've been so inspired by you, AIBI and our Dream Team have put together a bit of a prize. Sunday, at noon Central Time, we'll hold a drawing of all the people who have posted pictures of your 5 outfits (and tagged it with #AIBI5x5Challenge)! You've got until Sunday to finish posting... (And no, the sewing machine isn't part of the prize... But there is an AIBI T-shirt, hoodie, zipper pouch, bottle gift bag, and a few other things!) Click through to check out all the outfits from our Dream Team, as well as everyone else under the hashtag #AIBI5x5

Why Mending Matters

One of the first steps to a sustainable closet is to maintain the clothes you already have!

Fashion Revolution 2020

Happy Monday and Welcome to Fashion Revolution Week… Wait, what’s Fashion Revolution? And how can you use the 4 C’s to become a Fashion Supe

Exploring Virtual Markets

With public events and markets cancelled left and right, smaller designers are looking for new ways to create the same connection with their

The Plus Sized Lowdown

Tackling Plus Size for your line? The increasing call for a wider size range has many Designers hesitant. So, what’s the hold up?

Challenge Yourself

Five Garments. Five Looks, over Five Days. It’s that easy to change the world.

Introducing: Thursday Style Section

We're super excited to finally get to tell you this piece of news... AIBI is launching a new series called ‘Thursday Style Section’. Each week we'll shine a spotlight on a local designer and ask the quintessential question “Who do you hang with?” As a Designer, you should always ask yourself how would your clothing would be styled... on your customers, in editorials... how would they be styled in a brick and mortar store? What other brands would you be grouped with? What kinds of boutiques will you attract? What other brands will your clients wear your pieces with? While we may want to stand out and be considered different than any other brand, it is highly unlikely that customers will wear

Designer Masks for Chicago

Never fear! Your local designers are here! Here’s a round-up of just some of the local designers and garment industry professionals that ha

Student Loan Emergency Relief

Fashion isn't cheap, or at least our student loans weren't... Here's a rundown of how the Student Loan Emergency Relief plan wor


A couple of weeks ago, we were approached by a group of freelance theater technicians, who were looking at a way to solve two problems. It was rapidly becoming obvious that the manufacture of supplementary masks and other Personal Protective Equipment would be necessary, and many, suddenly unemployed Theater Costumers could be put to work making them. Would we be able to help them with the organization of coming together as a 501c3? This initiative definitely falls within our mission statement and we were more than happy to help! We would like to formally announce that the Apparel Industry Foundation, Inc. (the philanthropic arm of AIBI) is partnered with the newly formed Artists’ Resource

Planning for an Uncertain Future

“Feel confident in today, today... Feel confident that you CAN evolve to meet the situation.” Read advice from Melissa Agness (Crisis Manage

Show me the money!

Our industry has been particularly hard hit by this global pandemic. While restaurants are having to close for dine-in customers, food is still a necessity. Getting some take out is a justifiable expense for most people working from home or on the front lines. However clothing is considered a luxury, even though it's an industry that also touches everyone. People facing economic uncertainty are hesitant to shop. So what is a Designer/Entrepreneur to do when facing an uncertain time of lowered orders? These next few months will definitely be full of learning curves. And depending on what you were working on when the world came to a standstill, you have a varying degree of concerns. It may

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out our essential design features. Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's settings, choose the layout that’s right for you. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers can easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and view how many people have liked a pos

Grow Your Blog Community

With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. That’s why the Wix blog comes with a built-in members area - so that readers can easily sign easily up to become members of your blog. What can members do? Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize. Tip: You can make any member of your blog a writer so they can write posts for your blog. Adding multiple writers is a great way to grow your content and keep it fresh and diversified. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search for the member you want to

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