Curious about the Portland Apparel Lab?
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The Portland Apparel Lab (PAL) is now open at ADX.
We are a member-based maker space and business accelerator providing support and community for fashion innovators and entrepreneurs in Portland.
Community Membership is intended for anyone who simply wants access to the community of creatives for networking and business support. Community members will get free access to events and discounted access to classes and production services. Our materials library and network of service providers will be available to Community Members. This level includes the ability to purchase a day pass to the workspace.
Explorer Membership is intended for individuals who would like to explore their creative pursuits in a professional environment. Explorers get unlimited access to the prototyping studio, digital lab and materials library during “Open Studio” hours (five 4-hour sessions per week), as well as discounted access to classes and free entry to events. Day passes may be available for purchase during non-Open Studio hours, space permitting.
Accelerator Membership is intended for brands that are ready to launch or grow to their businesses. We will have 10 spots open at launch for Accelerator Members through an application process. Accelerators will have unlimited access to everything in the Lab during all operational hours and the ability to schedule time on specific Lab equipment. Accelerator Membership includes exclusive product and service discounts, mentorship opportunities, and access to our extensive partnership network of professional service providers. Once you have been accepted to the Accelerator Program, you will be assessed monthly membership dues. We ask that you commit to at least 6 months in the Accelerator Program.
Professional Membership in intended for companies or individuals who already have established brands, studio spaces and most of the their essential equipment. Their team may just need access to our specialty equipment and they may want to be part of the community of professionals. Specialty equipment and digital tools will be available for $35/hour and can be reserved any day, any time, once users have completed the member orientation and safety training.
Our 2000 square foot makerspace provides the tools and space to spread out, work on your project and launch your business.
– Iron (professional)
– Button Hole Machine
– Small machines (6)
– Misc hand tools/supplies
– Snap setter
– Pattern table
– Small electric cutter (1/4″)
– Optitex (CAD)
– Adobe Creative Suite