SPECIAL EVENTS

Sashiko:  Splendid Mending

Sashiko: Splendid Mending

Discover ways to repair your favorites in a beautifully visible way
Couture Dress

Couture Dress

Make the perfect party or little black dress
Overseas Production

Overseas Production

Navigate the rocky shores of manufacturing overseas without getting into trouble or going broke.
Knock it Off

Knock it Off

Make a pattern copy of your favorite garment
Browzwear 3D Patternmaking

Browzwear 3D Patternmaking

Learn the latest pattern CAD software and save time cutting & sewing prototypes
Branding

Branding

Make your mark. Stand out from the crowd.

EARN A CERTIFICATE. HERE'S HOW.

Apparel Designer

Follow your dreams and become an apparel designer. Gain the right skills to enter the apparel business and opens the door to jobs at apparel companies.

Apparel Technical Developer

Focusing on computer skills and patternmaking become an apparel developer or work as a technical designer, product developer, patternmaker or fit engineer.

Apparel Entrepreneur

Here are the classes you need to start and stay with your own apparel business. You will complete a business plan and be ready to get financing upon completion of this certificate.

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Good News.  PFI is accredited!

Good News. PFI is accredited!

PORTLAND FASHION INSTITUTE EARNS ACCREDITATION FOR ITS FASHION DESIGN PROGRAMS FROM NATIONAL ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland's only fashion ...
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Innovation in Fabric Sustainability

Innovation in Fabric Sustainability

Sustainability was in focus at M.A.G.I.C. Las Vegas, August 2019.  Photo: PFI Executives from Lenzing and Saitex talk sustainability in ...
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Fabric shopping in Paris

Fabric shopping in Paris

Let’s be blunt.  Fabric shopping in Paris is very expensive. Count your lucky stars if you live in Portland.  There ...
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