Community Events

AIBI is excited to work with other area organizations to educate the next generations of fashion professionals, elevate local economy, and generate sustainable industry practices. Check out our community calendar, as well as some of our partnering organizations like: The WasteShed, Shop Small Chicago, Chicago Fair Trade & the Conscious Closet Club.

Business of Fashion

Geared towards students and emerging professionals, AIBI brings in guest experts to speak on topics not always taught in the classroom. From business essentials to the production process and how to get your product sold, these seminars will help you get your fashion business off the ground.

Sip and Sketch

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

Saturday Sew-cial

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.


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