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Fashion In Flux - Disaster Is Not The End


This last year has been a ‘game changer’ for the fashion industry in a lot of ways. So we want to know… “What are the next steps when Fashion is in Flux?”

Disaster Is Not The End Of The World:

Making Resilience A Part Of Your Business Plan

Saturday, January 30, 2021

11:00 AM Central

2020 has very obviously illustrated just a portion of the things that could go horribly awry in your business. But loss of revenue, scaling back, re-starting, or just starting small and scaling up is not something to be afraid of. What steps can you plan into your business to deal with the unexpected? How can you regroup after the unimaginable?


Peach Carr

Peach Carr burst onto the fashion scene as a cheeky, self-taught designer from Chicago on the hit reality show Project Runway (Season 8 and All Stars Season 2). Dubbed "Country Club Chic" by Tim Gunn, Peach designs for the woman who likes to be on trend, polished and comfortable.

Peach's pieces range from bold, wrinkle-free day wear to chic evening looks. All her collections are made in Chicago by women and everything is machine washable.

Frank Henderson

A graduate of Auburn University’s Textile program, Frank Henderson has served first as Vice-President then President of his family’s business - Henderson Sewing Machine Co - for over 45 years. In this time, Frank has seen the landscape of apparel manufacturing change several times over, and maintained a focus on quality product and customer service.

Based in Andalusia, Alabama, Henderson Sewing is a global supplier of sewing machines, sewing machine parts and custom automated sewing machines.

Lauren Lein

Lauren is known as a 25 year Chicago Fashion veteran, yet her wearable couture is enjoyed across the globe. Whether designing for a store collection or a custom client, Lauren’s fashions reflect an artful, feminine aesthetic.

Lauren once again showed her skills last year, offering fashion savvy face masks amongst her designs. In fact, her brilliance and tenacity was recently featured in Crain Chicago Business (August 31, 2020), as one of three local businesses rising to meet the currently changing economic landscape.

Lauren is a four-term president of the Apparel Industry Board, Inc. and a proud member of The Service Club of Chicago (serving on the philanthropy and membership committees).


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