The Apparel Academy - Where Clothing Entrepreneurs Begin

Saturday November 10

Anoka | Minnesota | United States

Take 6 classes in one day on how to be the best new apparel entrepreneur. Take a tour of our clothing factory, network and start formulating your plan to get your clothing line made.  This is not a design class, this is an Apparel Entrepreneur Class. See the schedule of the day below.  You will learn: The design process and how to make good decisions on construction and fabric The prototype/sampling process and how to find the right factory partner and how to evaluate your prototypes The tech pack/ Spec sheet process and how to read them/create them for your product(s) The manufacturing process and learn behind the scenes details.  Tour our factory and development headquarters. Also included: Lunch Networking time Q&A Time Factory & Development Tour  Class Materials including copies of the presentations, templates for tech packs, fabric source lists and more! (more details below)  Post-Academy 30 minutes video consultation with Design Manager who has 10+ years in the industry.  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 Clothier 4 Step Apparel Academy Day Schedule: 8:45 am - 9:00 am Arrive, Check-in  9:00 am - 9:30 am - Intros 9:30 am - 10:30 am - CLASS ONE: Kick Off Class and 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). 10:30 am - 11:30 am CLASS TWO: Step 1 Design Class  and Q&A Learn everything that needs to happen to complete Step 1. Understand how to review designs, fabrics and trims.  Learn the basics in fabric 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. 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CLASS THREE: Step 2  Prototype Class  and 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. 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch & Networking (provided by Clothier Design Source) 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm   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. 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CLASS FOUR:  Preparing for Manufacturing  and 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. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CLASS FIVE: Step 3 Tech Design  and 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. 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CLASS SIX: Step 4 Manufacturing  and Q&A Learn what to expect during the manufacturing process. How does apparel manufacturing work? How does quality control work? Materials included: 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. FAQs What's the refund policy? You can get a full refund if you cancel at least 20 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 a few 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 Days Hotel University Ave SE 2407 University Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414 Phone: (612)623-3999 Free Shuttle Service is available to and from the event from this hotel How to contact Clothier Design Source? Email: Phone: (651) 225-8025