Check out this article from the Portland Business Journal:
Studio 317 expands, partners with Reliable Source Industrial
Since it was founded in August 2014, Portland’s Studio 317 has been a place for fashion entrepreneurs to get a prototype made. It’s an essential step before hiring a contract factory to make a small run of apparel.
Now it can shepherd the process all the way through production.
The company on Monday announced a partnership with Reliable Source Industrial, which manufactures apparel. The partnership includes an investment by RSI in Studio 317.
“With RSI, we are building towards offering our clients a one-stop shop from product innovation to small batch production, a service which does not exist in Portland or anywhere else in North America,” said Studio 317 founder Elizabeth LeMay, in a news release. “For Studio 317, this partnership means expansion, financial backing, manufacturing support, and access to the latest technical, high-performance fabrics and production technologies.
Details of RSI’s investment in Studio 317 were not disclosed.
“We see Studio 317 as a key initiative for our presence in the United States,” said Amy HSU, RSI’s global CEO. “Our partnership gives us a product development platform to collaborate closer with our strategic brand partners and to being our ability to make high-quality products in the U.S. while reducing production lead times.”
RSI has factories in six countries and employs more than 10,000. It’s based in Taiwan
Matthew Kish covers footwear, apparel, banking, finance and general assignment news.
(Portland Business Journal article can be found: HERE)