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June 2019

Blooming Bosses Summer Bootcamp – Chicago

June 27

An entrepreneurship and yoga camp for girls entering grades 1-5. Campers explore careers in tech, fashion, architecture, comedy, and social justice in interactive workshops featuring real-life women entrepreneurs and develop their own content based on the entrepreneur’s line of work. At Blooming Bosses Bootcamp, girls unlock their entrepreneurial potential as they launch their own businesses. They start from scratch, learning how to execute every aspect of a business – from identifying suppliers and organizing distribution to developing a brand identity…

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August 2019

DG Expo Chicago

August 27 - August 28
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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DG EXPO - CHICAGO FABRIC SHOW August 27 & 28, 2019 Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe, Chicago 60603 Featuring North American & European Fabric & Trim Suppliers with Global Production Including: Made in USA / Low Minimums + Stock Programs Admission to the show is free to the trade! WHO MAY ATTEND Designers, Manufacturers, Private Label Retailers, Party / Event Planners, Retail Fabric Stores, and others that buy fabric and trimmings wholesale.  This event is not open to the public, you…

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“In Real Life” (IRL) Mistakes to Avoid as a Start-Up Brands

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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$15

From naming your business, mis-steps in creative design and problems in production, we've seen it all. Learn from IRL mistakes other start-ups have made so you don't have to. Building a brand is stressful enough, use our tips and tricks to avoid costly mistakes and focus on the important things: like selling your product. Xochil Herrera Scheer, The Chicago Pattern Maker Jessica Zyla, Suite Creative Studio

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Midwest Factory Panel

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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$15

Get to know local sewing contractors! Learn what you need to bring to your first factory meeting, what is needed to get a quote, and how to have a successful production run. Learn about MOQ's, lead times, who provides thread, and more! Moderated by Xochil Herrera Scheer, The Chicago Pattern Maker with panelists TBA

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September 2019

SEAMS Fall Networking Conference

September 11 @ 8:00 am - September 13 @ 5:00 pm
Gandover Resort, 1000 Club Rd
Greensboro, NC 27407 United States
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Innovation - Education - Transformation This is a super exciting and premier networking event of the year that I will be speaking at! SEAMS is a great group that wants to "strengthen the impact of 'made in America' in today's global economy." They are really focusing on voice shaping the growth of the U.S. fashion, sewn products and textile industries. Come and join in North Carolina in September to be part of such a great initiative! There will be networking…

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