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Factory Tour Workshop - Introductory Session in Soft Goods

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Indie Source | Maker City LA

1933 S Broadway

11th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90007

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Learn how to manufacture locally! This intimate, invitation-only gathering will be an opportunity to get "manufacturing ready," learn how to find the right factory, and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs. You will be spending a morning at IndieSource, an apparel development house and factory, with two manufacturing experts Zack Hurley and Connie Huffa. The hosts will be sharing their expertise about preparing for production and providing consultation to guests in a small-group setting.

Approximate agenda:

  • 9:00 - Meet and greet over bagels and coffee
  • 9:30 - Presentation - knowing your market, costing, speaking with factories
  • 10:15 - Discussion and small-group consultation
  • 11:15 - Demo of construction methods
  • 12:00 - Wrap

This workshop is aimed at entrepreneurs with a wide range of knowledge levels as we pilot our program and get to know individual makers and their needs. The main focus of this introductory workshop is readiness. This workshop will stay at IndieSource's on-site production facility and includes a demo and discussion of construction methods. This workshop is recommended for anyone looking to participate in future Factory Tour Workshops.

We will give a brief overview on knowing your market, costing, 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.

As our pilot tour, this will be an excellent opportunity to help us learn. We are eager to hear your feedback, and look forward to meeting you soon!

About Your Hosts

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Connie Huffa

Connie is the Co-Founder and CEO of Fabdesign. She is highly accomplished in high end knit fashion development, first to market consumer products & extreme performance textiles, from fiber to sewn products. Starting a career in fashion R&D of Phillips Van Heusen, she has a decorated proven track record of mobilizing cross-functional teams to deliver market disruptive and successful projects, to grow categories internationally, build licenses, while increasing trust and agility in the entire product chain from design, through supply and production.

Zack Hurley

Zack Hurley is the CEO and Founder of Indie Source. Indie Source is an apparel manufacturer and fashion consultancy that is redefining the way clothing is developed, produced, and distributed in the United States. Based out of Los Angeles' fashion district, they provide fashion designers with a personalized, in-house product development team which includes a dedicated project manager and the best sourcing specialists, patternmakers, and sample makers that the industry has to offer. Indie Source also provides full-package production services from 200 to 20,000 unit orders across all knit and woven apparel categories.



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Indie Source | Maker City LA

1933 S Broadway

11th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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