October 5, 2019

Today an amazing brand that was developed at FABRIC in our non-profit's Arizona Apparel Foundation Designer in Residence Program, has officially launched its website. It's called Naked Rebellion. This happens hundreds of times at FABRIC but this is a brand that we are SEW excited about for a lot of reasons so we wanted to share.

The creators of this brand, who run a 2nd successful brand of affordable tuxedos at FABRIC called Heywood & Ringo, wanted to solve a problem that Jay McPhaul and Jessica Wenger McPhaul had experienced working in the film and TV industry in LA. They made the most of the scholarship opportunity that they won from AAF to solve this problem and make their dreams come true. You see, Jessica, after working as the costume designer for many shows including Netflix's House of Cards and Dancing with the Stars and more, had found that it was very challenging to find undergarments that matched every shade of nude. It just didn't exist. There are so many shades of nude...

September 30, 2019

FABRIC's 3rd Anniversary Gala FASHIONING AZ'S FUTURE brought together hundreds of AZ's most stylish and visionary change-makers, in their most futuristic-inspired fashions, to celebrate and support our mission and learn of our vision.

It was an honor to recognize our very first ever AZ Fashion Icon recipient Camerone Parker McCulloch as she returned early from Paris Fashion Week to join us.

It was amazing to celebrate the nearly 400 brands/designers that have been elevated here at FABRIC in 3 years.

And It was thrilling to share our vision of a more efficient, tech-focused, faster, cost effective solution to domestic manufacturing to help keep these 400 brands from having to seek larger manufacturing resources outside of AZ now that they are growing and succeeding at FABRIC.

Thank you to gala chair Andrea Tyler Evans and co-chair Jessica Leila Adnani, the entire gala committee, the Arizona Apparel Foundation Board of Directors, AAF Executive Director Leslie Lange, and the countless vo...

June 3, 2019