Archive / April, 2016

2016 Chicago Fabric Buying & Educational Trip

This week 9 designers will be visiting Chicago on FIM’s Chicago Buying & Educational Trip! The trip will be from Thursday, April 28 until Saturday, April 30. While in Chicago, Denise Ervin, the FIM Representative for the trip, and eight local designers will be visiting three fabric stores. They will also be visiting with three […]

2016 FIM Grant Applications Now Available

2016 Grant Applications NOW AVAILABLE 2016 Grant Application Deadlines 3rd Quarter 2016: Application due June 1. Grant Awards made by July 1. 4th Quarter 2016: Application due September 1. Grant Awards made by October 1. Please email completed application to

FIM Business Seminar a Success

The Fashion Institute Midwest created and held a Business Formation and Protection Seminar on Saturday, April 2. The workshop featured speakers from Baird Holm Law Offices, Attorneys Mike Schilken and Ari Goldstein. In addition, Alyssa Dilts, FIM advisor and owner of Develop Model Management, spoke about look book production. This 2 hour intensive seminar provided education to designers on business […]