Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Oregon’s only accredited fashion design college.
Sourcing 101 (Online)
Find out where to get your fabric and labor, locally, nationally, internationally.
Where will you get your fabric and labor? Answer your questions about where to buy locally, regionally and nationally plus the process and the pros and cons of going overseas. Discuss duty, quota, agents and agency fees, customs, NAFTA/CAFTA/WTO and going to textile markets. Pre-requisite for this class: Pricing & Costing
Step 6 of PFI’s 11-part Apparel Entrepreneur Series
About the instructor: Austin Lingelbach has worked in the industry for more than a decade, all with Nike. He currently works as sourcing manager and has experience in product creation, development, demand planning, cost engineering, finance, logistics and trade. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance/economics from University of Oregon, and an MBA with a focus in international business and sustainability from Portland State.