PROGRAMS

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The Fashion Lab

The AIBI Fashion Lab is a shared resource space for Members and Non-Members alike. It contains digital pattern making software, large cutting tables, 14 industrial sewing machines, and more.

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Business of Fashion Seminars

Geared towards students and emerging professionals, AIBI brings in guest experts to speak on topics from business essentials to the production process and how to get your product sold.

Designer in Residence Program

NEW!

A yearly residency program at the AIBI Fashion Lab, which includes mentorship to develop a skill or business goal.

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Ongoing

Events

Regularly occuring events, like Sip & Sketch and Saturday SEW-cial, combine networking with informal workshops. 

Check the Calendar for currently scheduled events.

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REV UP

CHICAGO

A yearly fundraising event featuring a Designer Showcase of locally made fashion, as well as the announcements of Tuition Scholarship and Designer in Residence winners.

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Community Outreach

AIBI is excited to work with other area organizations to educate the next generation of fashion professionals, elevate local economy, and generate sustainable industry practices.

Email if you'd like to work with us!

Continuing

Education

Get 1-on-1 tutoring on anything in the Lab!

Brush up your skills on one of the industrial machines, or learn the digital pattern making ropes... at your own pace.

And keep your eyes open for special workshops... and upcoming e-learning and apprenticship opportunities!

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Networking

& Peer Groups

AIBI wants to build community and help your passion, curiosity, and hard work take you even further.

From an established professionals "Breakfast Club", to a group for students and emerging entrepreneurs, connect with your peers, learn from guest experts, and realize your goals... together!

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