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Factory Tour Workshop - Introduction to Leather Production

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La La Land Production and Design

2155 E 7th St #300

Los Angeles, CA 90023

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Learn how to manufacture leather goods locally! This intimate gathering will be an opportunity for a select group of emerging brands and designers to get "manufacturing ready" and meet other like-minded founders. You will be spending a morning at La La Land Production and Design, a luxury shoe and bag factory, with Founder and CEO Alexander Zar and his team. The hosts will be sharing their expertise about how to prepare for production and providing consultation to guests in a small-group setting.

We can only accommodate 12 people, so sign up asap to avoid disappointment. If we fill up, add yourself to the waitlist in case anyone cancels or so we can judge interest for a future event.

Approximate agenda:

  • 8:30 - Meet and greet over bagels and coffee
  • 9:00 - Presentation - introduction to leather, costing, design
  • 10:00 - Demo of construction methods
  • 10:45 - Discussion
  • 11:30 - Wrap

This workshop is targeted at entrepreneurs and designers who have some business experience but haven't yet had much experience designing in leather. This workshop will include a tour of La La Land's on-site production facility, with discussion and demos of construction methods.

We will give a brief overview on leather as a material, costing, production methods, and how to engage with manufacturing suppliers. You will learn how to assess your needs, what to look for when evaluating factories, and what documents you need to have ready to begin discussions. Attendees will get a worksheet to help prepare for production. There will be ample opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs and ask questions of the hosts.

Our recent Factory Tour Workshops have been a big success so far. As our pilot leather tour, this will be an excellent opportunity for us get to know individual makers and their needs, and potentially develop additional programming for the community. We are looking forward to gettign to know you all!

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Alex Zar

Alexander Zar

Alex Zar is Founder and CEO of La La Land Production and Design and also serves as Director of Operations for Gruppo Mastrotto USA, which provides quality leather to designers in 1000 colors from their European tannery. Alex has over 30 years experience in luxury goods design, manufacturing, and distribution locally and globally. He has been trained by the best craftsman in the industry in how to make shoes, handbags and small leather goods. He has built on his experience as a designer in Italy to consult emerging brands on design, trends, development, manufacturing and distribution. His business network and technical knowledge have helped many of his clients reduce the costly mistakes at start-up, as well as simultaneously reducing cost and improving quality during production. Alex has an MBA in marketing from Czech Management Center, and an MBA in international business management specializing in vertical integration and global business development from the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business.


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