Open House & Fabric Sale

Stop by the studio and help us celebrate 5 years in business!  We’re having an

Open House and Fabric Sale
Saturday March 4th
12-4pm

We’ll have snacks, drinks, and tons of fabric on sale.  Chat with our designers and sewers; and learn more about our studio and our commitment to US production.

Studio Location
7911 NE 33rd Drive
Suite 120
Portland, OR 97211

Fabric is available by yard or roll with prices starting at $3 a yard. Credit cards accepted.
We hope to see you there!

 No Minimum Cut and Sew

Why didn’t we Receive a Factory Response to our New Inquiry?

At JLD-Studios we work to respond to all inquiries.  Though some days it just doesn’t happen.  Not receiving a factory response is one of the most common complaints we hear from new companies. We can’t speak for everyone, but here are some of the reasons our response times can lag.no factory response

1- Sheer volume of Inquiries
This is not meant as a humble brag. US manufacturing inquiries are on the rise. Which is great! Flip side is, we have a lot of responses to send. It may take a couple of days for us to get back to you.

Please keep in mind:
– We like to enjoy our weekends too.
– Many of us our working on different time zones.
– We can only send one response at a time and we try not to send canned answers.
– Most companies are in business to create business- we’re not ignoring you. Please give us at least 2-3 full days to respond.Sending multiple emails or calling repeatedly only adds on.

Want to float to the top of the list? Points 2 and 3 are key.

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Pantone Color Greenery showcased in Textiles for 2017

DPantone Color of the Yearo you think the choice of Pantone color Greenery was a subtle nod to our hope that 2017 would be better than 2016?  After all, “The Grass is Always Greener.”  Despite where you feel we’re heading for this year, the color of the year is as cheery as Kermit.

To embrace the shade our textile designers had a little fun with our print library. The cool shade of green is playing nicely with shades of aqua and navy blues.  We even through in some gray to further neutralize the color.  From ditsy florals to more laid back conversationals, greenery is accenting these prints very well.

Pantone Color of the Year

Do you have an idea to mix this greenery shade from Pantone into your collection for 2017?  We can help!  Learn more about our textile design services and sublimation printing.  2017 is your year to customize your collection while embracing the latest trends in textiles.  Contact us and get your designs started today.

5 Hot Tips, For Success in the Fashion Industry

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The fashion industry is a competitive force where one must continuously strive to be the best they can. Having a creative personality or love for the industry is admirable, it is also important to understand the business side. We won’t be delving into too much stuff this time, however we are going to lay out some key tips and tricks of being professional and thriving in the business industry; fashion edition.

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YInMN, The Brilliant New Blue Color Discovered at OSU

Sometimes the best things that happen in this world are accidents. That is what recently happened to Professor Mas Subramanium with the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University. The bright blue color was stumbled upon during his team’s testing of new materials for electronic applications. Although this was back in 2009, the color is now being created to sell commercially. The color, named YlnMn, is created by taking the elements yttrium, indium, and manganese and heating them to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is where it gets its name.

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5 Key Fashion Industry Terms Every Newbie Should (but Probably Doesn’t) Know

Fashion Industry Terms

In the past, we’ve had in-depth discussions on the blog about some unfamiliar fashion industry terms (such as Flat Sketches, Grading and Technical Design Packages), but there are still so many words and phrases you’ll need to know if you want to really speak the language in this worldand we’re here to help!

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Happy Holidays from JLD-Studios

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Happy holidays, everyone! We here at JLD-Studios want to wish you all a warm, safe, and joyful holiday weekend. We would like to take time this holiday season to thank you all for your continued support throughout the year – this is the time of year for reflection, and your patronage is something we are forever grateful for. Once again, happy holidays, and have a wonderful New Year.

*Note: JLD-Studios will be closed to the public on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

PANTONE 2016 Color of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

Color of the Year

 

The New Year is almost upon us, and PANTONE has recently released their 2016 Color of the Year. We couldn’t be more excited to announce that, for the first time ever, the PANTONE Color of the Year is a blend of two colors, and Rose Quartz and Serenity challenge traditional ideas of what is masculine and what is feminine in terms of color.

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Flat Sketch: Designer Education

Flat Sketch

When entering into any industry, there is always a new language to learn, and fashion is no exception. In fact, technical design packages alone contain several terms that may be new to someone just starting out, or even industry veterans. Tech packs include all the information necessary to communicate to a manufacturer how a product should be made, and if you’re at this stage now, you may have heard the term “flat sketch,” or “flat,” mentioned.

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