Fashion Manufacturing (Online)

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This course is aimed at individuals that want to learn about fashion manufacturing, costing for the fashion industry, manufacturing terminology and how to manage basic production for a small capsule collection. What makes the course unique is that individuals will be shown "virtual" visits to a factory to learn about the processes and procedures that go into producing a quality garment...

Taught by: Jennifer Williams-Baffoe.

Description

This course is aimed at individuals that want to learn about fashion manufacturing, costing for the fashion industry, manufacturing terminology and how to manage basic production for a small capsule collection. 

What makes the course unique is that individuals will be shown "virtual" visits to a factory to learn about the processes and procedures that go into producing a quality garment. 

The key topics covered are as follows:

  • Introduction to production/manufacturing for the fashion industry.
  • Ethical Fashion/Ethical Manufacturing (The basics) 
  • Range Planning
  • The fashion seasons
  • Fabric selection and testing
  • Care instructions 
  • Costing a garment and costing a collection
  • Fit procedures
  • Garment specification
  • Pros and cons of producing overseas (FOB & COB)
  • The Buying and sales process

Independent research will be required in addition to completing group work and short homework sessions. 

Students are required to attend all lessons or watch all recorded class sessions in order to gain maximum benefit from participating. 

Course Schedule - 8 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week

Week 1
What is manufacturing?
What are you producing and why?
Background to Fashion Market
Concept to Collection
What is a Capsule Collection and why would you produce one? 

Week 2
Fashion Buying Calendar
Manufacturing and The Design Studio
Fashion Forecasting: why is it important to manufacturing?

Week 3
Price and Quality
Colour, Fabric and Yarn
Fabric testing
Seam types and construction techniques.

Week 4
Garment Specification (Taking Measurements)
Labelling and laundry guide
Design Style Sheets
Production Dept Critical Path Management

Week 5
Costing and Costing Sheets
Dockets/orders
Producing a code of conduct
Factory assessment
Finding a factory
Production Management
Quality Control

Week 6
Factory Videos – Questions and answers session on the factory and terminology
Pros and cons of overseas production
Ethical manufacturing: What does that mean?
Factory terminology and terms and conditions

Week 7
Patterns
Fit procedures
Sealing a garment
Production Samples
Quality Control Procedures

Week 8
Scheduling
Delivery and Finance
Questions and answers
Glossary and useful contacts

Please note this course is being delivered on UK time.To view more information and a live UK clock, please follow this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/uk/london

Please refer to your joining instructions about getting set up for your first session.
Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here:
http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/short-courses/short-courses-online/frequently-asked-questions/

Tutor information

Jennifer Williams-Baffoe is an international fashion and creative industry business consultant and has worked for many organisations such as The Fashion and Textiles Museum, The British Fashion Council and The British Apparel and Textile Confederation. Jennifer is a short course tutor at Central Saint Martins and The London College of Fashion and is the author of The British Fashion Councils Designer Manufacturer Handbook. Jennifer is also a consultant for the United Nations on their Ethical Fashion Initiative Project




Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:
• Pen
•  Paper



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
25/01/2017 - 15/03/2017Wednesday18:30 - 20:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
06/03/2017 - 08/05/2017Monday13:30 - 15:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
15/05/2017 - 10/07/2017Monday13:30 - 15:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
17/05/2017 - 05/07/2017Wednesday18:30 - 20:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
12/06/2017 - 31/07/2017Wednesday17:00 - 18:308 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket