The Apparel Industry Board Inc is sponsoring their Fabric and Trim show Wednesday, November 30th through Thursday, December 1st at at the Sauganash Ballroom, 14th Floor Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 W. Mart Center Drive Chicago, Illinois 60654, Tel: (312) 836-1041.
Textile representatives from California, Texas, New York and the Midwest will be there. This is your opportunity to select from hundreds of lines in one convenient location. Attendance is free. You can email them for more information or go to their website events page. Attendees must present a business card or tax ID and photo ID to gain admittance. The show is open to the trade only and no one under the age of 18 is admitted. You can also call for more information (312) 836-1041.
Speaking of events, the Apparel Industry Board Inc. and the Apparel Industry Foundation Inc. are having a “Power of the Little Black Dress” themed cocktail reception and auction featuring â€˜little black dress’ designs by some of Chicago’s finest designers. The event will be held on the 7th of December from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Peninsula Hotel, 108 East Superior in Chicago IL. This fundraising event will benefit the AIBI/AIFI (both not-for-profit). Guests can bid on the little black dresses by live auction and accessories by silent auction.
Sounds swanky, let me know if you go so we can have our own reporter attend the event. It’d be great if someone would take pictures to post here so we can keep up with our friends in Chicago. That reminds me, if you’d like to be a roving reporter of an apparel event in your area, let me know.
Oh, and please mention how you found out about these events because this will go a long way toward building networks between disparate small business support systems. Maybe they’ll link to me yet -I get no respect- although I can’t say they ignore me. Their head person Dorothy called me to chew me out for describing the AIBI as a “fashion incubator”. Oops…sorry, my mistake but a reasonable one in my opinion -if it looks like a duck…quacks like a duck…
…And you guys kvetch that people in the business are rude to you; I don’t know what makes you think you’re so special when we’re so rude to each other. Heck, we’re rude to people who do favors for us and even people we like! Dorothy is really going to hate me now but I don’t care. I like her anyway :)