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WORKSHOPS


 
 

SEWN GOODS 101 WORKSHOP

Learn about domestic textile production through a hands-on experience

Two-day, beginner workshop teaches you how to efficiently build a U.S. supply chain and partner with manufacturers to have a successful, long-term relationship. Includes hands-on fabric and materials sessions, guest Q&As with supply chain partners and tours of manufacturing facilities.

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  • $500
  • Held in Conover, NC
  • Jan. 24-25, March 9-10, May 18-19, June 13-14, July 26-27, Sept. 14-15, Oct. 24-25
  • Only 6 participants/workshop

 
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INTERACTIVE SEWN GOODS WEBINARS

Learn more about the production process from our Project Coordinator

We offer our Sewn Goods workshop as an interactive experience with our Project Coordinator. Webinars range from a half-hour to one-and-a-half hours. Pick the modules you're most interested in and schedule a time that's convenient for you.

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  • $50/module: Tags & Labels, Dyeing & Printing
  • $75/module: Production, Fabric & Material Sourcing, Design & Patternmaking
  • $300 for the five-part series

 
 

CRAFTED PRODUCTION 101

Learn how to start or grow a U.S. cut and sew company

An opportunity to learn about opening or growing a crafted production cut and sew factory. Spend several days with CTD's manufacturing partners to learn about client and supplier relations, production workflow, equipment and infrastructure, finding and retaining employees, interacting with modern demand and more. Offers an add-on component to learn about worker-owned cooperatives.