Garment Industry 411 was created by Lana Hogue, a supply chain veteran, in response to an overwhelming need for education in the “underground” world of garment manufacturing.
Tools and training for serious sewn product businesses – from start-ups to established brands. Learn every step of an organized and scalable supply chain at your own pace, with as much (or as little) support as you need.
The seminars don’t waste time – they are edited down to be as succinct as possible and packed with real life examples. The templates are the best available – developed over decades of commercial use across small and large companies.
The processes and templates are industry tested, proven and currently used.
Doing business ethically is not an option – it’s the only way. Mutually beneficial practices are applied throughout the training, and even in the development of the forms. Learn how to build fair and respectful business alliances and your partners will help you prosper.
I have worked in garment manufacturing for over 35 years wearing many different hats, as an employee or consultant to hundreds of companies from start-ups to $15 billion in sales. I’ve earned my stripes with extensive experience in sourcing, development, production, systems, and operations both in the U.S. and offshore including Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin. Having worked for 6 years on a compliance project with the Department of Labor, I am well versed in California garment labor law. Need more information on my background? Please visit my LinkedIn Profile
I’ve been privileged to be immersed in Latin American and Chinese cultures for decades, and speak fluent Spanish and semi-fluent Cantonese. This unique advantage allows me to share with you the cultural nuances of this industry essential to the success of your ethical business.
Lana Hogue is gold. She is SF’s guru for apparel manufacturing both domestically and overseas. If you want to start your own line, you must take her Garment Industry 411 seminars and consult with her privately before doing anything else. The knowledge you’ll gain form her classes will save you time, money and stress, especially if you are confused on how to move forward for whatever stage you’re in. In a one-on-one you’ll get very detailed feedback and recommendations that are specific to your needs. She will coach you how to build a solid relationship with factories, source material, find vendors and tell you exactly what’s required to protect yourself. She is very generous with her documents and resources. I would not have been able to start Aplat without Lana. The timing was perfect! I walked into a factory asking all the wrong questions. The factory owner passed me a scratch piece of paper with Lana’s name and website on it and said “talk to her first then come back to see me about making your product…”. So, it was the first thing I did. It took me exactly 6 months from concept to market (in stores) all thanks to Lana.
Lana Hogue has been a tremendous asset to Saint Harridan. There are consultants who know the ins and outs of the garment industry. They are rare and valuable. But, Lana is heads and shoulders above even the best of those. She doesn’t simply know the industry. Give her a garment idea – doesn’t matter the fabric, wave, whether it’s for children, men, women or an accessory. Lana can tell you where and how it should be made, including names and contact information for anyone who should be involved the process - from idea to sourcing materials, to pattern-making, to grading to factory sourcing, and even quality control and freight forwarding. I’m telling you, she’s the best! She even follows changes in tariff and trade laws! Take her classes, or hire her as a consultant. Lana Hogue is the best investment you can make in your fashion company.
Lana Hogue has been an empowering mentor, she has helped shape and direct me while navigating my way through the fashion industry. Taking her classes has helped to improve my knowledge and understanding of such a vast and diverse industry. Her hands on experience and advice have truly helped me with making business decisions for my own brand. I would highly recommend for anyone interested in starting a business to participate in her seminars. The knowledge and points she touches on have been amazingly beneficial to growing my own fashion line. Thank you for all of your guidance Lana.
Through Garment Industry 411 workshops and Lana Hogue’s private consulting, I have efficiently developed an idea into a product and finally launch a brand. Lana’s experience and network are invaluable to manufacturing clothing in California and Asia. Most importantly, Lana is a pleasure to work with, always helpful and willing to offer he wealth of knowledge at any point along the journey.
Garment Industry 411 was created by Lana Hogue, a supply chain expert, in response to an overwhelming need for education in the “underground” world of garment manufacturing.
On-demand sewn-product seminars are for serious businesses – from start-ups to established brands. They offer organized information, forms and templates, and are packed with real life examples.
These seminars don’t waste time – they are edited down to be as succinct as possible. The templates are the best available – developed over decades of commercial use across small and large companies.
Developed by a supply chain expert with over 35 years of varied experience in the sewn products industry. These classes and templates are industry tested, proven and currently used.