Value Engineering

April 15 - 16, 2024
Portland, OR

This workshop covers avenues for the value engineering of textile goods. Instructors will share a comprehensive overview of the cost relations of various manufacturing processes to help participants learn to identify potential pathways for reducing cost. The presentation will be interspersed with hands-on activities where participants will get to practice recognizing targets for reduction.


The application period has closed for this workshop.

Time Frame

  • 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. PST

Topics Covered

  • Relationships between manufacturing processes and cost
  • Cost differences in fibers, yarn spinning, knitting and weaving, and dyeing and finishing processes.
  • Cost considerations for product construction and import tariffs.

Why Attend

  • Learn to identify pathways for reducing the cost of goods.
  • Improve communication with mills.
  • Receive first-class instruction from industry professionals.


This is an intermediate-level class. Attendees are expected to have a basic understanding of fundamental yarn and fabric manufacturing. It is recommended that you have attended one of our Textile Fundamentals workshops before attending this class.