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Oct. 5, 2008 - Fashion Focus 2008

We had a huge turnout for our Fashion Focus 2008 seminar: Getting Connected and Growing Your Fashion Business Online on Oct. 5th.

 

We would like to thank our members and guests for attending our event, and our amazing speakers for their insightful presentations. Please check out their websites:

Jennifer Velarde
Founder of 1154 Lill
www.1154lill.com

Greg Shugar
Founder of The Tie Bar
www.thetiebar.com

Jamey Barrie
Founder of Veruca Salt
www.shopverucasalt.com

Harper Reed - CTO
Ross Zietz - CCO
www.threadless.com

 
Event photos will be available soon. 
 
 
 
 
 
Chicago Fashion Foundation presents:
“Getting Connected and Growing Your Fashion Business Online
 
When: October 5th, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 
Where:
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Garland Room, 5th Floor
 
 
Part I:  Getting Connected and Growing Your Fashion Business Online
10:30 am – Noon
 
Explore Online Fashion Retailing. This panel of Chicago-based companies, with established fashion-related internet businesses, covers topics such as Internet Marketing and Optimization, Shopping Cart Customization, Online Selling and Establishing a Retail Community.
 
Panel speakers include:
 
Jennifer Velarde - Founder of 1154 Lill - www.1154lill.com
Greg Shugar - Founder of The Tie Bar - www.thetiebar.com
Jamey Barrie - Founder of Veruca Salt – www.shopverucasalt.com
 
 
Part II:   Keynote Address from the Creative Team of Threadless.Com 
Noon – 1:30 pm
 
Threadless.com’s management team reveals how the company grew its business to include a community of more than 700,000 members (the force behind idea generation, marketing and sales forecasting) and more than $30 million in T-shirt sales. This consumer-driven, Internet-based, T-shirt design company was founded in Chicago by Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago students.
 
Threadless management team will include:
 
Harper Reed- CTO
Ross Zietz -CCO
 
 
**Also, hear important first announcements related to CFF’s Second Annual Scholarship Competition.
 
 
Admission: FREE                                  
Reservations required, RSVP to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   
 
 
The mission of the Chicago Fashion Foundation (CFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to provide academic scholarships to Chicago-area college students majoring in fashion related studies and coordinate educational programs for the Chicago Fashion Community. CFF is comprised of professionals and students who are dedicated to developing and retaining local fashion talent in order to raise the caliber of the Chicago Fashion industry.
Visit www.chicagofashionfoundation.org to find out how to become a member.