March 5-7, 2018

If you love fashion, fabric, sight-seeing and fun, this is the trip for you.

Here is your chance to get behind locked doors and discover the secret wholesale suppliers in the Los Angeles fabric scene.

Portland Fashion Institute travels to LA twice a year to visit our fabric suppliers and the textile shows.  Now we are sharing that knowledge and those contacts with you.  Once you have made these contacts, you’ll be able to explore and enjoy LA on your own in future visits.

And it’s not just fabric.  You’ll also see the sights of some of LA’s fabled shopping and entertainment areas.

We are keeping the group small and exclusive so we can go to places not available to larger groups.

Your guide is PFI director Sharon Blair, an experienced and knowledgeable teacher and tour leader.  We will meet Sunday at a hotel near the fabric and fashion district for a get-acquainted dinner. The next day you will take a shuttle visit the LA Textile show at CalMart.  After a walking tour of the fabric district, you will take bus tours of wholesale houses and specialty shops that cater to red carpet designers.  Other activities include visits to famed shopping and entertainment districts along with a visit to the FIDM costume museum.  This tour requires a significant amount of walking.  Space is limited to 12 so don’t delay in registering.  Minimum age is 18 years.

Tour price:  $1795 (price does not include air fare)

Single room supplement:  Add $800

Tour includes:

  • 4 nights at the DoubleTree downtown
  • Daily hot breakfast buffet
  • Get acquainted dinner reception
  • Two half-day bus tours
  • VIP lunch tour of Sony Movie Studio
  • Admission to all activities

“Thank you so much for all your help and insights. We learned so much in our visit to the LA fashion district. And we had fun!” – Charisa C

General Information

Reservations are first come, first served and space is limited. Each traveler should submit a registration form with their deposit.

Cancellations prior to the balance due date are refundable less a non-refundable $50 handling fee. No refunds will be issued after the balance due date unless you find a replacement participant or we can substitute someone from a waiting list.

We reserve the right to cancel a trip if the minimum participation is not met. If we need to cancel a tour, deposits will be promptly refunded.

For questions, please contact

Syllabus File
Instructor: Sharon Blair
Dates/Times: March 5-7, 2018
Cost/Cost Options: $1795
Additional Notes/Costs:

Deposit: $500
Balance of $1295 due by February 4, 2018 for double occupancy
Additional $800 for single occupancy due by February 4, 2018

Available Tickets Price Qty*
Pay in Full show details + $1,795.00 (USD)  / ticket  
Additional for single room show details + $800.00 (USD)  / ticket  

* Please note that a maximum number of 10 tickets can be purchased for this event per order.