Mastering the Apparel Production Pipeline
March 12, 2024
1:00 pm
- 2:00 pm

Event Details

From Sketch to Store: Mastering the Apparel Production Pipeline
Unravel the secrets of bringing your clothing designs to life

Do you have an apparel or other sewn product design and are interested in learning how to get in manufactured locally?
Whether you’re a seasoned designer or a creative newcomer, understanding the apparel production pipeline is essential for bringing your vision to life. In this informative webinar, we’ll guide you through an overview of the apparel production pipeline in San Francisco from development to production.

We’ll go through the key stages of the apparel production pipeline:

  • Sourcing fabrics: How to find and source fabrics from wholesalers
  • Patterns, samples, and fittings: Ensure your garments meet your vision
  • Grading: Get the sizing right for all your customers
  • Markers and pre-production: Know how to prepare your materials for production
  • Production and quality control: Find factories and navigate the manufacturing process.
  • Sales channels: Explore the different sales channels to get your products to customers

Bonus: We’ll also share valuable tips and tricks for:

  • Building a strong relationship with your manufacturer.
  • Saving costs and minimizing waste throughout the production process.
  • Utilize your agility as a small brand to be more responsive to customer needs.

Hosted by SFMade Advisor Alix Holleschau as part of the CMA+ Workshop Series.

CMA+ members can register here.


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150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
P: 415 408 5605


150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 P: 415 408 5605

Manufacture : San Jose

1608 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
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