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

Did you know my designs were worn by Tori Spelling on 90210, Leonardo DiCaprio, a FRIENDS cast member, Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson and seen in Seventeen Magazine?

I’m SEW excited to tell my story, give away insider knowledge, and share the good, bad and the ugly that was my journey. And every 4th Thursday of the month, a different fashion professional or FABRIC partner/member will share their story in front of an audience on the FABRIC runway for our free BEHIND THE SEAMS event. These stories will be filmed and edited by Will Asked Me Too  and uploaded onto the FABRIC website for future viewing. I’m asking the juicy questions and requesting that they teach us something about their specialty along the way so its educational for you.

Did you know one of our Designers in Residence was the Wardrobe Stylist for House of Cards?

Did you know that our pattern maker worked for Gap and Athleta?

Did you know that our Production Manager was a technical designer who worked for Target and Forever...