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.


Topics include

  • 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.


"Brilliant, well structured, interesting and Jennifer is clearly very knowledgeable. Well worth the investment."

- Sarah, former student


Outcomes
By the end of the course you will

  • Have developed a working knowledge of the Fashion Manufacturing industry
  • Understand pricing architecture and strategies
  • Produce a code of conduct
  • Learn about contemporary issues relating to Fashion Manufacturing, such as overseas production and ethical manufacture
  • Know a broad range of industry relevant factory terminology
  • Understand the significance of Fashion forecasting in relation to Manufacturing processes


Who is Fashion Manufacturing (Online) for
This course will provide relevant knowledge for anyone who is considering working in the Fashion Industry. If you are, or want to be, a Buyer, Merchandiser, Designer, Marketer, or if you want to specialise in Fashion Manufacturing, this course will provide you with useful insights.
Please note: this course is for people ages 18 and over



Why choose a CSM online learning short course
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience Central Saint Martins wherever you are in the world. Additionally all CSM Online Short Courses include

  • Live sessions with expert
  • Lesson recordings
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • CSM Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here

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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
24/01/2018 - 28/02/2018Wednesday18:30 - 20:006 Weeks£450Available Online Add to Basket
19/03/2018 - 30/04/2018Monday13:00 - 14:306 Weeks£450Available Online Add to Basket