Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Goodcity is partnering with the Apparel Industry Foundation, Inc. (AIFI) in presenting The Business of Fashion, a comprehensive educational seminar series conducted by top industry professionals that addresses the challenges facing fashion and sewn products entrepreneurs. The goal of these professional seminars is to provide direction and advice for entering and succeeding in the apparel design business – i.e.: costing, sourcing, public relations, selling, etc.
Applicants will present a finished collection (or 3 garments) to The Apparel Industry Board, Inc. The top ten applicants will be given the opportunity to participate in the 4-week program that consists of eight classes at no cost (a value of well over $3,000). They are seeking potential designers whose ultimate goal is to market their fashion labels for distribution.
Potential applicants should contact Dr. Ileen E. Kelly, Director of Development at Goodcity, either by e-mail at, or by sending a letter of interest to her at Goodcity, 5044 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60644.
Qualified applications are then forwarded to Marsha Brenner, Executive Director of AIFI and the Apparel Industry Board, Inc. She will schedule interview appointments at which applicants will show their collections to the Board for consideration for admission to the workshops.

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