We're excited to announce a series of webinars lead by our Founder, Mindy Martell. After 10 years of developing Clothier Design Source and becoming a leader in USA made apparel production, we decided that it was time to share some of the knowledge that we've learned along the way. In the interest of bringing apparel production back to the USA and making the process easier for small companies, we are offering our series for FREE. We truly want to make manufacturing more simple, and help you turn your idea into a reality. Our schedule and details of each session are listed below. Can't make the time? No worries, we will archive each show on our Youtube channel. Enjoy!
WANT TO LEARN MORE? Learn about our Clothier 4 Step Academy here.
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Fabric Sourcing 101 for your Clothing Line - learn all of the factors to consider while making this critical decision.
June 13th, 2017 10:30 AM CST - SIGN UP HERE
Join our upcoming webinar to learn the ins and the outs of fabric sourcing. This is often a daunting task to someone who's new to the industry. We will go over five important questions to ask, and how to reach out and work with vendors. At the end of this session you will have an understanding of what goes into sourcing fabric and what you need to do to get the fabric you want. If you are unable to attend, please watch our past webinar by clicking the link here.
Watch Short Clips "The Best Of" our webinars and panelists in this Playlist.
All under 3 minutes if you like to digest advice in small bite size chunks. There are more than 15 videos in this playlist giving advice on fabric sourcing for startups to how to get your line manufactured.
Apparel Design in the 21st Century - How technology can get you ahead
July 11th, 2017 10:30 AM CST - SIGN UP HERE
Join our upcoming webinar to learn about how 3D virtual prototyping can save time and money. Join this webinar to learn how technology can make apparel development quicker and easier. Find out how digitizing and 3D 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. If you are unable to attend, please watch our past webinar by clicking the link here.
4 Step Apparel Process- Why we have the process and how it works.
August 15th, 2017 10:30 AM CST - SIGN UP HERE
Join our upcoming webinar to learn about The Clothier 4 Steps that our entire company is based on. Mindy developed these steps to simplify the complicated apparel process, so that clients could take an idea in their head and turn it into a reality. We'll break down each step: 1. Design, 2. Prototyping, 3. Tech Design, and 4. Manufacturing. If you are unable to attend, please watch our past webinar by clicking the link here.
The Building Blocks of an Apparel Tech Pack - make sure you have a solid foundation for production.
September 19th, 2017 10:30 AM CST - SIGN UP HERE
Join our upcoming webinar to learn about tech packs, what they are, and the essentials that each one should have. We'll teach you how to understand and use our tech pack templates and talk labels, packaging, tech sketches, points of measure, and more! You can download and review our stitch guide and tech pack template. If you are unable to attend, please watch our past webinar by clicking the link here.
Must -Haves for Manufacturing - A must watch
October 10th, 2017 10:30 AM CST - SIGN UP HERE
Join our upcoming webinar to learn about our free manufacturing checklist that outlines the 8 essential items needed to manufacture anywhere in the world. We will go in-depth on each item, why it's important, and the best way for you to check it off your list. You can download and review the checklist before our webinar here. If you are unable to attend, please watch our past webinar by clicking the link here.
One attendees comments "What an excellent introduction and overview of clothing production. I have been in the clothing industry for 9 years, and taught at a fashion college for 3 of those years, and this is definitely the best explanation I have come across. All fashion students should watch this. Kudos"
Clothing Brands - Best from Veterans - 12 minutes
Watch this recorded webinar of our leading Design Managers discussing their experiences working with new brand owners and their best advice for businesses entering into the apparel industry. One attendees comments "The information was awesome, I hope to become just like you guys in my own field of work. Wonderful role models, thank you .I fell very blessed to have found CDS for my new venture."