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Win a Trip to NY Fashion Week
FGI-AZ Presents: Apparel Manufacturing from A to Z
AZ Sewn Products Alliance Meeting
Kids Fashion Week
Fashion Classes at MCC
Fashion Production Assistant Internship
LabelHorde Seeking "Sew-cial" Media Manager


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Win a Trip to NY Fashion Week while helping at-risk women and girl find their way out of crisis


Hope Women’s Center (Apache Junction, Coolidge, and Phoenix) is auctioning off passes to your choice of a select Designer Show at Fashion Week's Fall Collection in New York, Grand Hyatt New York 3-Night Stay (February 2016) and Airfare for 2
Suggested Retail Value: Priceless

This Experience Includes:

  • 2 passes to one show for an up-and-coming designer at Fashion Week’s Fall Collection in New York City
  • 3-night stay (check in Thursday, February 11; check out Sunday, February 14, 2016*) in a standard guest room at the Grand Hyatt New York
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to New York
  • Winspire booking & concierge service

New York City hosts two major "Super Bowls of Fashion" annually with the big names of fashion unveiling their fall designs in February and their spring collections in September. The Big Apple goes out of its way to welcome high-powered media moguls and Hollywood movie stars who come to see, or be seen, at one of the planet's most celebrated fashion events.

Hope Women' Center exists to help at-risk women and adolescent girls find their way out of crisis. Whether faced with an unplanned pregnancy, drug/alcohol addiction, domestic and sexual abuse, homelessness, family conflict, prostitution or rape, Hope Women’s Center seeks to engage, encourage and equip women and teens by providing parenting and life skills training, spiritual guidance and mentoring, material assistance and the resources necessary to make wise decisions for the future.
Our programs help women establish a foundation for building healthy relationships, seek healing and wholeness in their traumatized lives, and discover their true value and worth.
This package is an auction item at “Night of Hope”, October 24th at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess to celebrate our 30th year of “Sharing Hope”. This annual event is our largest fundraiser and is critical to the ongoing success of our programs and services.

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The Complex World Of Apparel Manufacturing
& Wow AZ Brands Can Make It Work!


LOCATION:  DIEGO MILANO 7326 East Evans Road, Suite E, Scottsdale 85260 (Scottsdale Airpark, just east of Scottsdale Road between Thunderbird and Butherus) 

6PM NETWORKING:  Bring your business cards ~ Mix and mingle with fellow fashionistas!

6:30PM PRESENTATION: Learn about the complexities of the apparel manufacturing process and how local brands navigate the lack of manufacturing resources in Arizona. Angela Johnson, an award winning, eco-friendly clothing designer with nearly 20 years of experience in the fashion industry as a Designer, Production Manager, Educator, Consultant, FGI-AZ RD and founder of LabelHorde: AZ's Hautest Local Fashion Directory, will share her experience and technical knowledge about the manufacturing process. 

7:30PM TOUR OF DIEGO MILANO:  Diego Milano is a luxury denim company who has set up their manufacturing facility at the Scottsdale Airpark.  Keeping Arizona as the company's home base, DM is attempting to lay the groundwork for the apparel manufacturing industry to grow in the Valley of the Sun.  We will tour their facility to see the actual equipment used in manufacturing.   

8:30PM RAFFLE: Upgraded LabelHorde Directory listing valued at $120/year! LabelHorde is an online directory of fashion businesses operating outside of typical fashion industry cities. It is a place for fashion businesses to network, collaborate and share resources. 

COST:  Members $35 / Non-members $45 / Students $25

GIVE BACK: Help at risk teen girls! Bring new or gently used items or a $10 Target gift card to donate to Florence Crittenton. For a more specific wish list from Florence Crittenton contact Nicole Bissing, FGI-AZ Outreach Coordinator at:


Join the movement to support manufacturing in AZ


Next meeting is in Tucson at Pima College in room CG28 (in the hallway beyond Nancy Spaulding’s office...Director for the Fashion Program) for our next meeting on September 11, 2015 at 9am. 

RSVP to (and for additional info) by Thursday of this week, 8/27


By The Young Agency


Saturday, August 29th at 11am. Wrigley Mansion
Shannon Campbell, local fashion stylist, will be styling the latest kids fashions from Dillard's. 
For more info 


The new fall term is starting today!


Want to learn how to sew, make patterns, sketch and more? Take a class at  your local community college! It's affordable and the classes are taught by some of the industry greats! There are a few seats left in each class, but act fast because you must attend the first day of class in order to take the class. Classes start this week and late start classes start the week of September 6th.

Classes include...

  • Beginning sewing with fashion stylist and model Tanya Barnes Matt (starts tonight!)

  • Pattern Class with master pattern maker Lori Liang (starts this week)

  • Fashion Illustration with LabelHorde founder and designer Angela Johnson (late start September 9th...Wednesday nights at 6-9:50pm)

  • Starting Your Own Fashion Brand with LabelHorde founder and designer Angela Johnson (4 Saturdays from 9a,-1pm starting Sept 12)

And more!

Go to to find these classes and more. Look for the prefix TEC for these classes.


High-End Denim company looking for a Production Assistant Intern for Fall 2015

Diego Milano is the exclusive, luxury denim company in Scottsdale, AZ. 
We are seeking talented apparel design students for a production assistant intern position for the Fall 2015 semester.  This is a great opportunity for students to immerse themselves in fashion manufacturing and production. 
We are looking for an Intern to assist with, but not limited to:
- Cutting
- Marking fabric
- Preparing trims & details for sewers
- Pattern Making & assisting Technical Designer
-        Solid communication skills
-        Attention to detail
-        Strong organizational skills
-        Ability to multi-task
-        Be a team player
-        Problem solve
-        Willingness to learn
-        Handle constructive criticism
The internship is unpaid.  Hours are subject to your school requirement.
Resumes can be sent to:
Kim Baird
Technical Designer 
Diego Milano
7326 East Evans Road, Suite E
Scottsdale, AZ  85260
T: 480.656.5413


Seeking "Sew-cial" Media Director


Interested in helping to scaffold the AZ fashion industry and grow with us? We are looking for a passionate volunteer to manage our social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This is a volunteer position. In exchange for your service,  you will receive an ad on and an upgraded directory listing at no charge. You will also be included on our Staff page. This position is perfect for a local fashion marketing student or graduate or a local professional who is passionate about the fashion industry and our efforts to support it. Must have social media experience. Must be able to take initiative and fulfill responsibilities without continual prompting and possess the ability to quickly respond.

Email your resume and a cover letter to us at

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