2018 Events

Art of Salsa: Art Exhibition & Salsa Social

December 15, 2018

Bringing Art, Dance, Food, Music & Fashion to connect the community and bring Afro-Latin Culture to Tempe

Art Institute of Phoenix Final Fashion Show

December 14, 2018

The last graduating class of The Art Institute of Phoenix present their 23rd Avenue Collections at Fabric!

Joint Breakfast Meeting with Tempe City Council & Arizona State Legislators

December 14, 2018

City of Tempe breakfast discussion with Major Mitchell 

Art of Salsa Dance Practice

December 12, 2018

Dance practice for the Art of Salsa: Art Exhibition & Salsa Social Event 

Armed Forces Ball - Live Swing music with the Lava Hot Jass Band

November 10, 2018

Honor & support our service members! Come and experience live swing music from Lava Hot Jazz band, swing dance lessons from the Arizona Lindy Hop Society and "Made in America", a Vintage Pinup Calendar Tribune by Cathy Rankin.

PHX East Valley Thought Leadership Forum presented by SRP

December 06, 2018

Learn how visionary leaders from Offerpad, Infusionsoft, Fabric and Arizona Craft Brewers Guild have changed their business models and are taking their industries by storm during a moderated panel discussion

Art of Salsa Dance Practice

December 03, 2018

Dance practice for the Art of Salsa: Art Exhibition & Salsa Social Event 

LabelHorde Fashion Show

December 01, 2018

60 of AZ's best designers come together to create community, collaborate and celebrate our growth during Tempe Festival of the Arts 50th Anniversary!

Soul Care In Surplus Fashion Event

November 29, 2018

Soul Care by CCC manufactures their handbags through AZ Fashion Source right here at F.A.B.R.I.C.! An amazing giveback fashion show all about recycled materials.

Project Runway Fashion Show to Celebrate F.A.B.R.I.C.'s 2 Year Anniversary

November 03, 2018

Join us on November 3rd as TV's Project Runway designers hit Arizona's hautest runway in an exclusive fashion show to help celebrate F.A.B.R.I.C.'s two year anniversary.


Project Runway Designers:

Emily Payne

Richard Hallmarq

Samantha "Sammy B" Black

Get your hands on one of only 20 VIP tickets that give you back stage access to meet and mingle with the project runway designers as a VIP.

All proceeds go to supporting the AZ Apparel Foundation's mission to provide Arizona’s emerging designers and brands with innovative, small batch manufacturing and strategic business resources, so they can build sustainable fashion businesses locally.

Tickets are limited. pre-purchase tickets now for the best price. Remaining tickets will be available at the door for an additional fee.


CULTIVATE: AAF 2018 Scholarship Fashion Show

September 15, 2018

2018 Scholarship winners show the capsule collections they developed during their scholarship term on the runway

Labelhorde's School of Frock Fashion Camp

July 09, 2018

An intensive fashion camp for young fashion prodigies ages 10-17 ​


July 9-20 M-F
10am-5pm weekdays
Fashion Show Friday July 20th at 5pm - 6pm


Camp takes place inside of AZ's Fashion Headquarters. A real fashion incubator that helps to start and grow hundreds of emerging fashion brands.

Fashion And Business Resource Innovation Center
132 E. 6th St., Tempe, AZ 85281



Add camper's first and last name in the NOTES field upon checkout.

7 slots available
+1 tuition-free scholarship slot available to Tempe resident. To win the scholarship, post a photo on Instagram of the camper doing something fashion related with a description of why he/she would want to attend this camp. Tag #LabelHordeFashionCamp. and follow @labelhorde @AZapprelfoundation and @fabrictempe. One winner will be selected and notified by IG private message and tagged on July 2nd, 2018.

July 9-13 and July 16-20

*Student must attend each day because each subject builds upon the subject before it and culminates in a fashion show showcasing the work at the end of the camp. If a student misses a day they may not be able to catch up.

$99/day x 10 days = $990

Must have at least 5 students signed up. If 5 students do not sign up, you will be refunded.

*Camper should pack a lunch, bottle of water, and snack for each day. Some additional snacks will be provided.

Fashion Spectacle

May 19, 2018

Fashion Spectacle: Eyewear + Fashion
Eyewear is being touted as the new "IT" accessory. WEARizona is hosting the 2nd Fashion Spectacle, brings together the best independent and most unique eyewear shops in the Valley while pairing each shop up with a talented local Arizona based Fashion Design using the unique eyewear as inspiration. Reception @ 7p, Show @ 8p
This is a benefit for The Arizona Apparel Foundation

Runway of Hope

May 11, 2018

The Pearce Family Foundation invites you to our 4th annual fashion show. The event is going to be at F.A.B.R.I.C. in Tempe.

PFF  has partnered with Phoenix Fashion Week Stylist of the Year winner, Ashley Paige. With her team and knowledge, we will be taking the event to a whole new level. #AshleyPaigeCollective

BJames LA, Wet Haute CoutureQMULATIVE, Chaos Denim, Rockin StreetwearNYDJFrockify, and Theo Doro Fashion are all committed boutiques.

The evening will consist of drinks and appetizers, pop-up shops, a great silent auction and looks for the upcoming season!

Ian Barry Interviews Jeff Gorman

May 10, 2018

Join us at F.A.B.R.I.C. Tempe for an interview with Director, Writer, and Creative Director Jeff Gorman!

The Cocktail Party will start at 5:30 pm and the presentation with a Q&A will begin at 6:30 pm. Entrance is $25 for members, $40 for non-members, and $15 for students.

April 24, 2018

Join a community of experts, designers, and students for a week of education, engagement and entertainment exploring eco fashion, slow fashion, and sustainability in the business of fashion.


Arizona ECO Fashion Week is a collaborative effort to engage Arizona designers, businesses, academics, youth, students, experts, and leaders in the community to explore a new frontier in the business of fashion: ECO Fashion. 


AZ ECO Fashion Week invites community members to engage, envision, and execute events centered around sustainability and fashion throughout the valley during Earth and Fashion Revolution Week.


We are looking for partners, participants, and sponsors to sponsor the first AZ ECO Fashion Week. This event will bring Arizona to the forefront of the sustainable fashion trend not only in the US but also worldwide.

True Cost Movie Screening

April 24, 2018

ECO Fashion discussion

Meet and Greet with reFABRICate designers

Above & Beyond Trunk Show

April 25, 2018

The purpose of this trunk show is to highlight and support local businesses with an emphasis on ECO minded companies and services. Drop into F.A.B.R.I.C to learn about these companies and support them in a variety of ways: engage in conversation to learn more about their company; purchase their products; or contribute to the awareness by sharing about these vendors in your social media.

This unique trunk show will feature: shopping in a fabulous atmosphere, collaboration with engaged participants, virtual photo booth opportunities, Henna artists, food trucks, vegetarian cuisine & more!

A percentage of the proceeds from the sales at this trunk show will be donated to Arizona Apparel Foundation 

AZ Eco Fashion Panel

April 26, 2018

Join expert moderator Maggie Driver as she interviews a panel of AZ sustainability leaders, experts, designers, and students exploring eco fashion, slow fashion, fashion biotech, and sustainability in the business of fashion.

AZ ECO Fashion Week Panelists:

reFABRICate Fashion Show

April 28, 2018

Join us in celebrating the launch of ReFABRICate, a new earth-friendly zero-waste clothing line made with scraps donated from the factory cutting floor at Arizona Fashion Source. Ellen Dayan from Tiger Lily Dress Shop and a handful of local designers have signed on to use their creative genius to make one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces using the cast-off scraps. Many thanks to AZ Fashion Source, Labelhorde, and Arizona Apparel Foundation for supporting the project with technical assistance, equipment and tools, and a space to meet and plan. 


The reFABRICate Fashion Show is the culmination event of all the activities during AZ ECO Fashion Week. Local designers with a long-term commitment to earth-friendly and sustainable collections will be featured and celebrated. In addition, the designer/maker participants of the ReFABRICate Project sponsored by Arizona Apparel Foundation will also show creative work made almost entirely from scraps donated by Arizona Fashion Source's cutting floor.

Inspired by Zero Waste Daniel, an innovative designer in NYC, we decided to invite local designers who make earth-friendly wears to reduce textile waste in the apparel manufacturing industry for this project. As a team working together to accomplish these goals at FABRIC, we’re proud to launch ReFABRICate and lead the way in ethical manufacturing innovation in Arizona. 

Please help us transform every last scrap into wearable art by purchasing one-of-a-kind clothing in the ReFABRICate project during Eco Fashion Week, 2018 at FABRIC. See the designs in the fashion show and shop during the events! Profits from the sale of ReFABRICate clothing go to the designers and to Arizona Apparel Foundation so they can offer more free classes and services to our local community of fashion business owners and enthusiasts.

The ReFABRICate designers include:

Astrid Olafsen from RunzWithScissors

Charlotte Wilkins from The COalition for Fashion

Sherry McKenna from Sherry J Designs

Ellen Dayan from Tiger Lily Dress Shop

Mayra Lopez from Mayume Designs

Angelina Martin from Anymystik

Dianna Voisin.

You’ll have an opportunity to meet these local designers at the ReFABRICate fashion show and see all their amazing creations!

Designers showing their own eco-friendly collections at the ReFABRICate show include:

Christy Fisher
Angela Johnson 
Astrid Olafsen of Runzwithscissors
Laura Tanzer 
Charlotte Wilkins of ThE COalition for Fashion
Sherry McKenna of Sherry J Designs
Julia Garina

Arizona H.E.A.T. Beauty Showcase

April 22, 2018

H.E.A.T: Hair-Education-Artistry-Tech


H.E.A.T. BEAUTY SHOWCASE is designed around the need to build relationships within respected industries. These relationships are an asset to students and entering professionals because they provide connections to companies and organizations in their field as well as give access to inside trends and area specific training. The goal is to create an environment where companies and individuals are introduced through a display of their talents and resources. We believe this event will produce opportunities for individuals and artists to be recognized along with providing information and resources for companies to grow. 
Each Section of this showcase will not only Highlight Skill in Hair, Beauty, Makeup, Dance, Fashion, Art, Music, and Education, it will also Bring to light some of the most Challenging issues we face in day to day life: Youth Modeling section-will cover and create Dramas to bring awareness to the problems of Bullying, low self-esteem and Friendship. Genesis International and Brighter view LLC will be Honoring cancer survivors and those living with MS. The Music Dept will bring light to the growing problem of youth and young adult suicide. The World Pageant portion will recognize ladies from across the World that are in the communities helping before they are crowned as Queen. The natural hair section will cover the beauty of being your natural self... the Dance Portion Will honor those in the community that deal with autism and others that live with physical and mental health limitations! This will be the ultimate communal effort in giving back and using our gifts for the good of everyone! A percentage of all proceeds will go to help Genesis International bring creative, collaborative and educational field trips in Tempe and beyond.


Casting Call for Feature Film: Jessica Frost

April 01, 2018

Official extras auditions for an upcoming feature film entitled "Jessica Frost". Looking for physically fit men and women of all ethnicities and looks to play non-speaking roles. No experience is needed and availability can be flexible.

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