Seminar 1 / 9:00AM – 10:00AM Tuesday/ Moderator: Anna Livermore, V.Mora / Panel: Jennifer Olivo, Jenifer Loel Designs; Kristopher Robin, Stitch Texas; Christine Daal, Fashion Angel Warrior Made in the USA / Panel Discussion There are many benefits to sourcing domestic production. Learn important sourcing and production tips from this panel of experts. Seminar Fee $15
Seminar 2 / 11:30AM – 12:30PM Tuesday / Jennifer Olivio, Jennifer Loel Designs Trend Forecasting Spring/Summer 2019 Jennifer will share the influences for the season, including key themes referencing art, culture, and the marketplace. Jennifer will review key colors and moods for the upcoming seasons, plus some key silhouettes with a focus on swim and active wear. This will be followed by tips on how to research and do your own forecasting and how to apply these trends in your design, without losing sight of your brand. Seminar Fee $15
Seminar 3 / 3:00PM – 4:00PM Tuesday/ Anna Livermore/ V.Mora Textile Basics Choosing the appropriate fabric for your designs is an essential part of the development process. In this seminar, Anna talks about the different kinds of knits and wovens, as well as the various types of fibers that compose fabrics. She also discusses tricks of the trade when it comes to sourcing fabrics. Free
Seminar 4 / 4:00PM – 5:00PM Tuesday/ Anna Livermore, V. Mora How to Make the Sale Selling is one of the most challenging tasks a designer must tackle. In this seminar, Anna goes into detail about how to build an audience and communicate with buyers to create the needed sales to survive! $15
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
Seminar 5 / 8:30AM – 9:30AM Wednesday / Jennifer Olivo, Jennifer Loel Designs Technical Expertise for Manufacturing Success Step into the world of manufacturing swim, athletic wear, sportswear and children’s apparel with manufacturer, Jennifer. She will provide a unique perspective from an industry viewpoint. Covering everything from pattern design and how to save money, recommended fabric sourcing, grading/sizing specific to swim and athletic wear, cutting, and of course, manufacturing- recommended techniques, types of machines, and materials specific to this type of clothing. Jennifer will share her tips of success as an industry professional, pattern maker, and manufacturer. Seminar Fee $15 Seminar 6 / 11:30AM – 12:30PM Wednesday/ Anna Livermore, V.Mora Sourcing Basics Where and how to find the sources a designer needs for their project can be like hitting a brick wall with countless dead ends. In this seminar, Anna provides designers with the tools they need to successfully source fabric/trims for their line.
Seminar 7 / 4:00PM – 5:00PM Wednesday/ Kristopher Robin, Stitch Texas Tech Packs; What are They and When do You Need Them? In this 30 minute presentation, we will discuss what a typical tech pack contains, how to gather the appropriate information, when to assemble this tech pack, and who is the best person/company to make your tech pack based on your project. We will also cover who needs this information and when, and how different projects may require different types of tech packs.
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