Endorsed by Curators:
Take 5 classes in one day on how to be the best new apparel entrepreneur. Take a tour of our clothing factory, and start formulating your plan to get your clothing line made. This is not design class, this is Apparel Entrepreneur Class. See the schedule of the day below.
We are also giving away 2 free spots with an essay contest. Prompt: How would attending this event be beneficial to you or your company? Rules: 300 words or less. Please submit toTina@clothierdesignsource.comDeadline: October 28th, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST
You will learn:
You don't want to miss this event. Let us help you figure out the next steps to move forward in your apparel line! We hope to see you there!
The Apparel Academy Day Schedule:
8:45 am - 9:00 amArrive, Check-in
9:00 am - 9:30 am - Intros
9:30 am - 10:30 am - CLASS ONE:Step 1 Design Classand Q&A
Introduction to the apparel industry and The Clothier 4 Step Process - learn what you can do to prepare for developing your product(s). Learn everything that needs to happen to complete Step 1. Understand how to review designs, fabricsandtrims. Learn the basicsinfabric and raw goods to help you make the best choices for your product(s). Understand the world of raw goods vendors and the difference between stock goods, made-to-order and developed-to-order.
10:30 am - 11:30 am CLASS TWO:Step 2 Prototype Classand Q&A
Learn how to review prototypes with a critical eye and how to give constructive feedback. Go over how to fit a garment, wash test and other testing options. Learn about piece goods vs dye goods. Learn about printing options including all-over vs. placed.
11:30 am - 12:30 pmLive Tour of Clothier Design Source Factory and Headquarters:
Get a personal tour of our facility, giving you insight on what to look for when looking for a manufacturer.
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Break for Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmCLASS THREE:Preparing for Manufacturingand Q&A
In this class we will prep you for entering manufacturing. Understand your label options and label designs. Understand what sizes and colorways to offer and discuss grade rules.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CLASS FOUR:Step 3 Tech Designand Q&A
Learn what is in a tech pack and how to use them. Go over our tech pack templates. Learn how to write a purchase order for apparel.
2:30 pm - 2:50 Break / Set Up your Kickoff Meeting if you haven't done so.
2:50 pm - 3:50 pm CLASS FIVE:Step 4 Manufacturing
Learn what to expect during the manufacturing process. How does apparel manufacturing work? How does quality control work?
3:50 pm - 4:15 pmQ&A and Networking
Apparel industry Vendor Sourcing list (over 200 vendors)
Manufacturing Guide Booklet
Materials to take away from each class.
Tech pack Templates
NOTE:This academy does not include marketing advice or how to get funding advice. It is strictly dedicated to helping you manage the quality and success of your brand from a manufacturing and development perspective.
What's the refund policy?
You can get a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days before the event date.
How close is the airport?
We are located 20 minutes away from the Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
Are there hotels accommodations near the event?
Yes, please see hotel options near the event:
Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis University Area
2812 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 259-8797
Free Shuttle Service is available to and from the event from this hotel