Back to All Events

The Textile Industry: Building Vendor Relationships

  • Apparel Arts 1616 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94612 (map)

Gaining access to the wholesale textile industry can be tricky, but the risks can be lessened if you have a clear understanding of how it works before getting started. In this talk, Geana will discuss strategies and best practices for accessing and maintaining lasting vendor relationships. To start with, we’ll talk about the differences, benefits and disadvantages to working with jobbers, reps and manufacturers. We’ll also talk about realistic minimums, contractual documents such as purchase orders, good ole fashion professionalism and the expected challenges of being a small producer in a rapidly changing industry.

Where | Apparel Arts
When | Sunday 2/28 from 10 AM - 12 PM
Cost | $10 (or $5 by 2/14)

Email to sign up!

Earlier Event: December 13
Urban Air Market @ Pier 70
Later Event: March 4
Art Murmur : Textile Playground