Hot off a wild and somewhat windy weekend at Portland's mini Maker Faire, Core77's Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club is honored to have a visit from apparel aficianados, Rosemary Robinson and Britt Howard of the Portland Garment Factory, who we profiled last week on Core77 here.
Tonight's talk starts at 6 at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, OR. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!
Britt Howard and Rosemary Robinson
Portland Garment Factory: "Journey Through Apparel Design and Manufacturing in the USA"
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, OR, 97209
Tuesday, September 18th, 6PM PST
Discussing topics from materials sourcing, creating prototypes to testing the market, Britt and Rosemary will lead a talk on the rigors associated with starting a viable, domestically manufactured design or soft goods company. Covering many aspects from concept to market, they will explain the Portland Garment Factory ways and practices as well as touch on domestic manufacturing and retail outside of Portland.
Portland Garment Factory's commitment to entirely vertically integrated design, development and manufacturing is unrivaled in the domestic apparel world. Clients have a unique experience working with PGF because they can be truly involved in every step of the "design to market" process. Working directly with the owners, patternmakers and seamstresses and watch as their creative visions come to life. The intimate relationships between designer and product is almost impossible to cultivate with other manufacturing facilities, domestic or offshore.
PGF's primary clients range from high end fashion designers and soft goods developers to mass market institutions and commercial retailers. Items made at PGF have sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Fred Segal and independent boutiques across the county. PGF has made garments for Target commercials, developed new styles with Nike, and produced items for the Cannes Film Festival.
Portland Garment Factory (PGF) is an independent, lady owned manufacturing company, established in Portland, Oregon in 2008. PGF takes pride in manufacturing quality apparel in the U.S.A, using traditional craftsmanship and sustainable business practices. PGF offers new and established brands high quality construction, pattern drafting, size grading, low minimum line production, materials sourcing, technical design and product design consultation.