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 Chicago designers to hear and learn about their experiences in the fashion industry.

All participants applied for the trip and applied for travel grants earlier in March. With generous donations made to FIG and for FIM’s grant awards, FIM┬áhas been able to cover flight and lodging costs for all nine designers.

We are excited for these designers to learn more about fabric buying and cannot wait to hear about their experience when they return from Chicago!