Apparel Industry Board, Inc.

Apparel Industry Board, Inc.: the only organization in IL dedicated to the sewn products industry! Shared manufacturing space, digital patterning software, workshops and seminars.


The Apparel Industry Board, Inc. (AIBI), a 501©6, is the only official organization in Illinois specifically dedicated to the needs of the sewn products industry. AIBI is comprised of the major players in Greater Chicago whose careers and business expertise span all facets of the industry including design, manufacturing, merchandising, sales, retail, marketing and finance. AIBI is here to nurture and support designers based in Greater Chicago and is constantly developing new programs to better serve and promote the industry as a whole.


The Apparel Industry Foundation, Inc. (AIFI) a 501©3, is the philanthropic arm of the Apparel Industry Board.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loans

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Product Development

  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support


  • Coworking
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Classes


  • Business Management Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Ambar Campos
2150 S. Canalport Ave. #5C-1
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 836-1041