2615 Hickory Street
Oakland, CA 94602
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Garment Industry 411
Expert led workshops on Apparel Manufacturing
Presenter: Lana Hogue has worked in garment manufacturing for over 25 years. With extensive experience in production, quality control, and operations both in the U.S. and off shore including Asia, Mexico & Central America, South America, and Caribbean Basin. Lana has worked as an employee and a consultant to hundreds of companies from start-ups to $400 million in sales. Her unique perspective will help you understand how to thrive in the world of sewn-product manufacturing, and maximize your return on investment. Email Lana with question or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops are conducted in San Francisco sewing factories – locations provided to registered attendees All workshops are on Wednesdays from 6 – 9pm
Cost: $60/class or $300/series
Students and PeopleWearSF members – $50/class or $250/series
Make Reservations by clicking the Register Now button above or class button next to the workshop you wish to attend or reserve space for the entire series.
1- Fabric Sourcing & Inspection: Jan 16, 2013
Fabric is the biggest expenses you face in the garment industry. Streamline your fabric sourcing and learn the industry standard method for measuring fabric quality (Mills do NOT want you to know this!). Covers detailed information on fabric management including sourcing – what information to ask for, what to order, fabric cataloging – methods for organizing swatches/headers, fabric quality assurance – 4 Point Fabric Inspection (Demonstration!), and raw material inventory & storage.
2- Product Development & Costing: Feb 13, 2013
3- Documentation: Mar 13, 2013
Be confident that you are communicating clearly, and doing business in a legal, self-protective manner. Covers the documentation required to work with sewing factories in California including spec package examples, essentials for purchase orders, manufacturer’s registration, labor contracts, and other documentation for working with contractors.
4- Manufacturing Calendar: Apr 10, 2013
Identify and plot the milestones in your development and production calendar. Learn which dates are flexible, which are rigid, and how market dates and customer cancel dates impact your cash flow. Your annual calendar is essential to a workable business plan. Example calendars provided. Milestone variations covered in depth, including the most crucial & controversial – translating market feedback into fabric and labor purchase orders.
5- Domestic vs. Offshore Production: May 15, 2013
Explore your production options locally and off shore. Prepare yourself to be competitive in pricing, quality and on time delivery. This interactive seminar will provide an overview for domestic and imports including sourcing – labor & materials, requesting price quotes, minimums, scheduling /lead time, factory visits, social & environmental Issues, shipping & customs, and payment terms.
Understand the advantages of In-Line vs. Final Inspection. Learn how to foresee and prevent quality problems, including what to inspect for and how to quantify it. This seminar provides detailed information on quality assurance vs. quality control, inspection documentation – examples & uses, measuring garments according to specification, options for corrective action, and AQL – statistical audits interpreted.