About Us

We are a professional product development service for the apparel and non-apparel sewn goods industry. Unlike other services available to our industry, we provide COMPLETE design and technical services. Our broad range extends from concept to storyboards, first patterns to production ready markers, and original samples to small production lots. Our business is to furnish you the entire package. However, if you ask us to do only a small portion of your program, we will ask the appropriate questions to ensure our portion will fit into your total picture. Our thorough, interactive approach will prevent you costly mistakes, which can occur from common lack of communication between contractors.

We have served the apparel industry since 1987.  Located in Lancaster County, PA. One hour West of Philadelphia. Our past/current customer list includes ; Adidas, American Wool Council, Amerimark Direct LLC, And1, Bill’s Khakis, British Knights, Champion Athletic Sportswear, Christian Dior, Cintas, Esprit, Eagle’s Eye, Fresh Produce, Gap, Industrial Apparel Warehouse, JC Penny, Jerzees division of Russell, Jones of New York, Liz Claiborne, McBriar, Macy’s, Moving Comfort, Nordic Gear, Old Navy, Parigi, Perry Ellis, R&R Uniform, Russell Corp, Susan Dunn, Tighe Industries,  and Walt Disney.

Pam Urban – President

img

Founder and owner of PDU. Passion: fitting & patternmaking, working with my terrific staff and clients.

Penn State BS degree in MER w/emphasis on clothing studies & fabric science. Entire career spent as patternmaker & VP of product development for a variety of companies creating Women’s dresses & sportswear, Children’s jean’s & overalls, Children’s active & sportswear, Women’s & Men’s casual, sports & active wear.

img


Lola Wolfe

img

Has been with PDU for  20+ years.  Jack of all trades; 1st patternmaker, Grading, Marker making, sample sewer, can even do our office functions.  Started her career as a production sewer for a variety of dress & sportswear manufactures.  She advanced to sample maker and then stylist for a women’s lingerie manufacturer, prior to joining PDU.

Training and certification:

  • Gale Institute Inc. computer systems.
  • Career Institute, Design & Patternmaking

Bonnie Frey

img

Has been with PDU since 2007. Project leader, 1st patternmaker & grading. Bonnie is a FIT graduate, Gerber Accumark expert, has worked as a patternmaker for a variety of manufactures in lingerie, active sportswear and dance/gymnastic wear. Her claim to fame is; personally fit & sized the 2000 US Olympic Gymnastic team.  Prior to joining PDU she was an adjunct professor at Albright College teaching flat patternmaking, draping, and sewing.


Carol Smith

img

Has been with PDU for  20+ years.  Our head sample sewer, capable of sewing all. She enjoys a challenge and puts her all into every garment. Carol has worked as a production & sample sewer with knits, woven and leather. She can operate and do minor mechanical work with all our machines.  Prior to joining PDU Carol was employed to inspect production work for JCPenny & Land’s End. She has been well trained in quality control. Her claim to fame is the ability to teach and supervise sample sewers with enthusiasm and grace.