3 DAY SEMINAR PROGRAM

Seminar 01 - Sourcing Basics / Tuesday 1:30PM - 2:30PM - Anna Livermore
Where and how to find the sources a designer needs for their project can bring you to countless dead ends. In this seminar, Anna Livermore provides designers with the tools they need to successfully source fabric and trims for their line.

Seminar 02 - Textiles 101 / Tuesday 3:00PM - 4:00PM - Sharon Ali
Learn about Textiles before you walk the show floor! This is your opportunity to learn about textiles and the proper terms you need to know to better communicate with suppliers with Sharon Ali, Johnson & Wales University.

Seminar 03 - Foundations for a Successful Line  / Tuesday 5:00PM - 7:00PM - Anna Livermore
Workshop: Foundations for a Successful Line, 2 hour class. There are basic steps every designer needs- even before hitting the sketch pad. In this 2-hour workshop Anna provides the foundation for successful design! Presented by Anna Livermore, V Mora​

Tuesday, March 28

Time: Wednesday – 9:30AM – 6:00PM; Thursday – 9:30AM – 5:00PM

Where: Miami Airport Convention Center / MACC

Seminar Fee: $15

March 29-30, 2017

DG EXPO - MIAMI

Seminar 04 - Calculate Costs & Price Your Line  / Wednesday  9:00AM - 10:00AM - Anna Livermore
Costing is a huge hurdle for many designers. This seminar explains how to efficiently cost out garments so designers make the money they need to be successful year after year

Seminar 05 - Active/Swimwear Design & Merchandising  / Wed 11:30 - 12:30PM - Jennifer Olivo
Step into the world of manufacturing swim and athletic wear with manufacturer, Jennifer. She will provide a unique perspective from an industry viewpoint. Covering everything from pattern design and how to save money, recommended fabric sourcing, grading/sizing specific to swim and athletic wear, cutting, and of course, manufacturing- recommended techniques, types of machines, and materials specific to this type of clothing. Presented by: Jennifer Olivo, Jennifer Loel Designs. Jennifer will share her tips of success as an industry professional, pattern maker, and manufacturer.

Seminar 06 - Sourcing Tips  / Wednesday 3:00PM - 4:00PM Susan Power -  Jennifer Olivo
Get tips from Jennifer and Susan!  This seminar will help you find the fabrics & trims you want in the quantities you need. Do you know what questions to ask suppliers? Do  you have answers to questions the suppliers will have? This session provides information to help you find the right suppliers to work with you, and establish a good working relationship. Also get a guided tour of the dg expo show!

Seminar 07 - Steps to Production  / Wednesday 6:15PM - 7:15PM - Anna Livermore
As a new designer the launching process can seem overwhelming. In this seminar, Anna takes the guessing work out of what steps to take and when. She'll take us through each step necesy to get into production. Presented by Anna Livermore, V Mora​

Wednesday, March 29

Seminar 08 - Sourcing from Fabrics to Factories  / Thursday 9:00AM - 10:00AM - Anna Livermore

In this comprehensive seminar learn tips and step-by-step tactics you need to source fabrics, pattern-makers, and factories for your collection. This seminar focuses on domestic sourcing. From working with fabric mills, to communicating with contractors and agents, this seminar will arm you with the information you need to go from samples to production successfully.

 

Seminar 09 - Active/Swimwear Design & Merchandising  / Thurs 11:00AM - 12Noon - Jennifer Olivo

Step into the world of manufacturing swim and athletic wear with manufacturer, Jennifer Olivo (Jennifer Loel Designs). She will provide a unique perspective from an industry viewpoint. Covering everything from pattern design and how to save money, recommended fabric sourcing, grading/sizing specific to swim and athletic wear, cutting, and of course, manufacturing- recommended techniques, types of machines, and materials specific to this type of clothing. Jennifer will share her tips of success as an industry professional, pattern maker, and manufacturer.

 

Seminar 10 - Textiles 101  / Thursday 12:30PM - 1:30PM - Sharon Ali

Learn about Textiles before you walk the show floor! This is your opportunity to learn about textiles and the proper terms you need to know to better communicate with suppliers with Sharon Ali, Johnson & Wales University.

 

Seminar 11 - Calculating Costs & Pricing Your Product  / Thurs 3:00PM - 4:00PM - Anna Livermore

Costing is a huge hurdle for many designers. In this seminar, Anna breaks down how to efficiently cost out garments so designers make the money they need to be successful year after year. 

 

Seminar 12 - Networking Session  / Thursday 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Thursday, March 30

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