You can’t patent a design but you can patent a textile or a component.  Learn how to create your own and how to use them.  These are the hot new jobs in the apparel industry!  Understand how fiber-based products are manufactured, with a practical view of how to combine new elements such as polymers, dyes, ceramics and nanotechnology with fibers for unique new product development.  Experience hands-on exercises and demonstrations of how key textile and fiber-based products are manufactured.

About the Instructor:

Bologna has worked as a senior materials manager for Nike since 2015. Prior to that she worked for Burton Snowboards, Vans and Earl Jeans. She graduated from Brooks College with a degree in fashion design.

Jennifer Bologna, Senior Materials Developer, Nike
Materials Development: Thursdays, Sept 16-Oct 21, 6-9 pm
Product Development: Thursdays, Oct 28-Dec 2, 6-9 pm
Cost/Cost Options:
$269 or $484 if combined with Product Development
Supply List:
Please contact the PFI Sewing Store Manager for questions about your Supply List.
Additional Notes/Costs:

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