Please Register go to get TICKETS - buyer admission is free - your buyer badge will be waiting for you at the show.
NOTE: Seminars begin on Sunday morning at 11AM -
Sunday 2:30 PM to 7:30PM
Monday 9AM to 5PM
The Grand Ballroom on the 3rd Floor will open at 2:30PM on Sunday!
Our Resource Center and some exhibits on the second floor will open earlier.
Sunday, November 24th, 2019
Seminar 1 / 11:00AM – 12:00PM Sunday /Mindy Martell, The Apparel Academy Apparel Design in the 21st Century- How Technology Can Get You Ahead Join this seminar to learn how technology can make apparel development quicker and easier. Find out how digitizing and 3D virtual prototyping can benefit timelines, marketing and sales. At the end of this session, you will understand the difference between digital and hard copy pattern making and how to take advantage of the technological tools such as 3D virtual prototyping. Seminar Fee $15 Seminar 2 / 12:15PM – 1:15PM Sunday / Rachel Fischbein & Katharyn Bond, Fashion Law Studio Paper It Up – Start Your Business With Legal Ease For many entrepreneurs, the process of negotiating and creating a contract can be daunting. It can be difficult to put the creative process on hold in order to have difficult conversations regarding roles and responsibilities of each party. It is necessary to address ahead of time what could go wrong. These conversations are essential to business growth and require skills that anyone can learn. In this session, you will be given the confidence and competence to define expectations of contributions, clarify ownership of creative works, and create solutions to disputes as well as how to handle a professional break-up. Seminar Fee $15
Seminar 3 / 1:30PM – 2:30PM Sunday / Lana Hogue, Garment Industry 411
Essentials for Local Manufacturing Lana Hogue, a veteran of the garment industry for 35 years and founder of garmentindustry411.com, will lead an information-packed seminar on the documentation requirements and idiosyncrasies of manufacturing sewn products locally, including the legally required California Garment Registration. Seminar Fee: $15
Seminar 4 / 5:00PM – 6:00PM Sunday / Sara Mosley, About Sources Textiles 101: Fiber to Fabric
Have you wanted to have a better understanding of the differences in selecting a woven fabric versus a knit fabric for your designs? Or why polyester over cotton fiber content? Then this seminar is for you! We will cover the basic differences in fibers and the benefits of one type over another. Is natural always better than man made? A cram course in yarns, fabric constructions, different finishes and how sustainable practices are becoming the norm in fabric formation. Leave this seminar armed with the knowledge to make a more informed selection when you’re sourcing fabrics/trims for your end-use! Seminar Fee: $15
Monday, November 25th, 2019
Seminar 5 / 8:00AM – 9:00AM Monday / Anna Livermore, V Mora How to Calculate Costs & Price Your Products Costing is a huge hurdle for many designers. This seminar will cover how to efficiently cost out the garments being produced, so the designers make the money they need to be successful, year after year. Seminar Fee $15
Seminar 6 / 11:00AM – 12 Noon Monday / Jane Hamill, Fashion Brain Academy
Multi-Channel Marketing: Why it’s Important and How to Compete Each year, new and disruptive marketing innovations are forcing independent brands to up their game. Multi-channel marketing is all about choices for your customers and prospects. You want them to be able to choose WHEN and WHERE to interact with you. In this Workshop, we’ll focus on two main areas. 1) The top four e-commerce trends for 2020, and 2) How to create a multi-channel marketing strategy to stay relevant. This will be an interactive Workshop so grab your notebook and let’s create your strategy together. Seminar Fee: $15
Seminar 7 / 1:00PM – 2:00PM Monday / Scott Miller, Apparel Coalition Driving Transparency and Sustainability Improvement in the Fashion Industry
During this session, Scott will tackle the current issues and trends that affect the Apparel & Textile industry. Topics covered will include Sourcing & Sustainability...what it REALLY means and the costs. You will learn about the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and and overview of the Higg Index, a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s social or environmental sustainability performance.
Seminar 8 / 5:00PM - 6:00PM Monday / Smita Paul, Indigo Handloom The Chemicals in Our Fabrics and What You Need to Know Polyester was the king of fibers in the 70’s, and now we are actually living in the age of artificial fibers. They have surpassed natural fibers as the dominant fiber used worldwide. Certainly they offer us a lot - freedom from ironing, waterproofing, wicking, and other 'performance' driven attributes. But what is the true cost of these conveniences? Smita will discusses how the fashion industry has access to over 8000 chemicals with very little oversight and the potential consequences of this. This session will bring awareness to the important factors to consider when choosing which fabrics you will use. It will cover different finishes and what chemicals are behind them and the impact it has on the environment as well as the individual wearing the product. Seminar Fee $15