The first academy by the people who actually make your clothing line happen... in our building... manufactured by us.... in the USA! This is not design school nor marketing school. This is a group of lessons to help you navigate the apparel industry and help you make great decisions. You will learn from our last 10 years of helping other start-ups succeed. Contact us for a free 15 minute consult and learn if the academy is right for you.
THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO JOIN
1. Join for free by producing your clothing line with us.
We have in an in-house staff of designers, pattern makers, sample makers and a factory waiting to help you create your clothing line or product(s). Should you choose to develop your line with us, we will include The Clothier 4 Step Academy with your development work. Contact us here for a free consult.
2. Join our 1 day Clothier Academy Event, Date Coming Soon!
We pack in The Clothier 4 Step Academy into a one day event. Show up for 6 classes, networking, a tour of our factory and Q&A time with our founder. Learn a bit more about the event by reading below or watching the video next to this. Spots are limited so register soon and hope to see you there! We are also giving away 2 spots for free with an essay contest. See details below. $399/person. Please email Tina@clothierdesignsource.com if you would like to be notified of our next Clothier Academy 1 Day Event!
ENTER OUR ESSAY CONTEST - Were Giving Away 2 Free Spots!
Details about the Essay Contest Coming Soon!
Please submit to Tina@clothierdesignsource.com Deadline: Coming Soon. Thank you for entering and good luck!
3. Join our video series if you can't make the event or aren't ready to produce your line.
We have a 6 class video series that you can watch at your own pace. Please contact us here and specify your interest in the video series Academy. Read more below. $199/person
The Clothier 4 Step Academy:
The Clothier 4 Step Academy includes a series of classes dedicated to helping you navigate the apparel industry. Each class will be preparing you to go through the development process and the manufacturing process, arming you with the knowledge you need for your products to be successful. The academy will also help you understand what we are working on in each of The 4 Steps. Each class will be via web although you are welcome to attend in person at our headquarters if you are able. Each session will be approximately 60-90 minutes to include some Q&A. See the class descriptions below:
CLASS ONE: Kick off Class - Introduction to the apparel industry and The Clothier 4 Step Process - learn what you can do to prepare for developing your product(s).
CLASS TWO: Step 1 Design Class -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.
CLASS THREE: Step 2 Prototype Class - 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.
CLASS FOUR: Preparing for Manufacturing - 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.
CLASS FIVE: Step 3 Tech Design - 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.
CLASS SIX: Step 4 Manufacturing- Learn what to expect during the manufacturing process. How does apparel manufacturing work? How does quality control work?
- 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.