Thanks for the links. These are good places to start and I’ve talked to a few of them, including Pensole for developing a prototyping area in house.
I know its a stretch but my wishful thinking is that I can find a place that can offer a manufacturing quality/level workshop…
Sew/tape a 3L rain jacket
Build a jacket in 3D (i.e Clo / Browzwear) and conduct a fit trial/ tweak in CAD
Take a pair of athletic sneakers from pattern development through sampling in a hands on workshop
Advanced 3D garment knitting.etc
Just looking for ways to elevate the skillet beyond current factory visits, communication, and in-house prototyping capabilities.