PENSOLE X FAAS
12 WEEK DESIGN INTENSIVE - OUR PARTNERSHIP
6 MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR, THREE FOUNDERS / THREE DESIGN STUDIOS COME TOGETHER TO INSTRUCT STUDENTS IN THE COMPLETE PRODUCT CREATION PROCESS, PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND COACHING DESIGN STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. YOU CAN’T GET ANY CLOSER TO THE FOOTWEAR AND APPAREL INDUSTRY THAN THIS.
@PENSOLEACADEMY X @FAASTUDIO X @MLAB_CMF X @PDXAPPARELLAB
"TALENT WINS GAMES BUT TEAMWORK AND INTELLIGENCE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS.” – MICHAEL JORDAN
FAAS X PENSOLE X PNCA
We are honored to partner with Pensole Footwear Academy founded by D'wayne Edwards and MLab founded by Suzette Henry to bring a unique cross discipline product creation program to the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Or. The three studios are located within the Pensole Academy space and work closely together to inspire, mentor, and direct potential designers into the industry.
(Photo: Pensole Founder, D'wayne Edwards and FAAS Founder, Angela Medlin)
FAAS X PORTLAND APPAREL LAB
We work with PAL to support the students' experience in learning the product development part of the production process. Students learn pattern making, industrial sewing, draping, and fitting to take their concept to a finished sample. PAL is, also, a full time maker space for additional industry services.
(Photo: PAL Founder, Dawn Moothart with FAAS student)
FAAS X INFLUENCERS
Guest speakers, instructors, business owners and more are invited to share their journey and path to a successful design career in the global manufacturing industry and other creative fields.
(Photo: Rachel Konte, Former Levi Strauss & Co. Design Director and Owner of Owl N Wood apparel boutique.)
FAAS X COMMUNITY
As a design leader in the industry, it is not unusual to find Angela Medlin, founder of FAAS, speaking at community and industry events on the subjects of sustainability, designing with purpose, being a 'whole creative', and creating without limits.
(Photo: Portland Sustainability Fashion Forum Panelists)