Portland Sewing is launching the aptly named “Fashion Forward Program” aimed to teach the ins and outs of the apparel industry to Portland designers. Six to eight lucky applicants will be chosen to learn everything from patterning, prototyping, sampling, marketing, fulfilling orders, producing a fashion show, and selling their Fall 2012 lines. This is a great opportunity for independent designers to gain real insight on what it truly takes to make it in the cutthroat apparel industry. Do you have what it takes? Apply by August 17th for your chance to be considered!