PORTLAND APPAREL LAB IS NOW OPEN!
The Portland Apparel Lab is a member-based makerspace for sewn-goods. Our goal is to allow makers of all levels access to tools and equipment that would otherwise be out of reach, foster a sense of community among apparel makers and businesses, and connect those businesses with the resources they need to grow and thrive.
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*.
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.
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.
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.