This course will provide you with a better understanding of jersey fabrics and the treatments/finishes used in bulk production. You will discuss the most common jersey fabrics structures used in the industry including methods of printing and embroidery, with opportunity for hands on identification of swatches...
Taught by: Beth Jelly.
This course will provide you with a better understanding of jersey fabrics and the treatments/finishes used in bulk production. You will discuss the most common jersey fabrics structures used in the industry including methods of printing and embroidery, with opportunity for hands on identification of swatches. Many commercial treatments of jersey fabrics will also be explained.
The course will allow you to gain an in depth knowledge of the jersey wear industry and a better understanding of how to develop a quality product. You'll also be able to solve problems and liaise with suppliers more confidently, enabling them to increase margin, while still offering value to the customer.
The course includes:
- Fabric and garment finishing
- Methods of garment construction and trim application will be explained, with examples.
- Fibre and yarn properties
- Spinning process and yarn counts
- Methods of dyeing jersey
- Knitting characteristics
- Machines used to produce jersey fabrics and gauges
- Jersey knitted fabrics explained, with hands on identification
- Print, embellishment methods explained, with hands on identification
- Finishing processes, including enzyme, dip dye and pleating
- Garment construction and trim application, with examples
- Problems that can arise on jersey wear
This course is suitable for product developers/ buyers/assistant buyers/designers and anyone who needs to gain a better understanding of jersey fabrics. The course would also suit garment technicians with little experience in this product area.
Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
Beth Jelly is an experienced buying manager with expertise in womenswear. In her previous roles she directed buying strategies, range planning and development through to product delivery. She worked at Oasis for 15 years, starting as a senior buyer and then buying manager for knitwear for 4 years. She has gained a high degree of technical knowledge in knitwear, jersey-wear and swimwear and developed keen market awareness during her 25 years in the retail industry. Beth also launched the first George clothing range for Asda, having previously worked for George Davies at Next, and worked with him as a founding partner of the George Davies Partnership. As part of this she developed the first men’s knitwear and jersey-wear range for the Next Directory launch.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
- Notebook and pen
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