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:

Anna Fort (she/her) works as a freelance product developer. She previously held positions in materials development, technical design, and product quality. After graduating from Portland State University she has worked in all types of apparel for both function and fashion for companies such as Columbia Sportswear, Merrell and Nike. Anna also mentor’s students in the UofO SPM program and leads Fabric & Fiber Meetups at the WCCLS Collaboratory, a local maker space.

Anna Fort, Product Developer, Exit 21 Apparel Solutions LLC
Materials Development: Thursdays, Jan 12-Feb 16, 6-9 pm
Product Development: Thursdays, Feb 23-March 30, 6-9 pm
Cost/Cost Options:
$269 or $492 if combined with Product Development
Supply List:
Please contact the PFI Sewing Store Manager for questions about your Supply List.
Additional Notes/Costs: