Grand Opening of FABRIC – Tempe, AZ
Recently, Phoenix designer and CEO of Labelhorde– Angela Johnson, joined forces with other Arizona fashion companies- Arizona Fashion Source and Arizona Apparel Foundation and created one overall fashion resource center- FABRIC (Fashion And Business Resource Innovation Center). The center is based in Tempe, and provides studio space, event space, incubator services, design studio supplier, and showroom space for Arizona-based students, designers, brands, and fashionistas who want to create, learn, and connect with one another.
I attended their Grand Opening celebration at their new three-story, 23,000 square foot building in December. Kicking off the event was a fabric cutting ceremony with Tempe’s Mayor Mitchell and Johnson, followed by a self-guided tour of the facilities. After the tour, we listened as local TV personality Pat McMahon spoke to us about the building and about the non-profit Arizona Apparel Foundation. A runway presentation by the in-house technical designer Tabitha Holmes and her brand- House of Holmes followed the discussion.
This facility is a great new addition to Tempe, and the city of Phoenix. I look forward to watching it, and Arizona’s fashion industry, grow and prosper. For more information, go to AZ Apparel Foundation’s website.
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Wow! What a gem for the city of Phoenix! Thanks for sharing!
You get to do so many fun things…lucky you!
It is so awesome they created the fashion resource center and the name ‘FABRIC’ is super cute! So cool you got invited love the photos!
What a fabulous event. I think the acronym FABRIC is also super cute.
Awesome resource, I love to see cities embracing all aspects of the art of fashion design the way that Phoenix is doing with FABRIC!
Wow this is an awesome concept! I’m sure you’ll be in heaven visiting this site!
Thanks for sharing this part of Arizona. We never think of Arizona as a hot bed of fashion, but following your journey to Arizona I see that it is a special place full of glam and style.
Wow, this is awesome. I really want to visit Arizona.
Love the space and so happy they have a place for creatives. I could watch fashion shows for days, thanks for sharing!