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Manufacturing for your Fashion Label

Manufacturing for your Fashion Label

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Anna Ellis


If you are starting a fashion label, already own a fashion label and are having problems with manufacturing or if you’re interested in specialising in fashion production, this is the course for you.

You will gain an understanding of product development and production procedures, from design and sampling through to manufacture and quality inspections, and how to source and assess the right factories for your product.

The course includes a visit to a London factory, allowing you to see the processes involved in manufacturing quality garments, first hand. You will receive the Production Toolkit – professional templates and guides that you can apply to your business.

The course includes:

  • Product lifecycle – from design to manufacture
  • Material sourcing and testing
  • Sourcing the right factory
  • Domestic vs Offshore manufacturing
  • The Sealing Process
  • The Fitting Process
  • Garment specifications
  • Quality control and inspection
  • Costing and pricing
  • Critical Paths
  • Production Management tools
  • Industry terminology
  • On-demand manufacturing and sustainable practices


Beginners. The course is suitable for anyone with a fashion brand or have a business concept to start a fashion brand.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.


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.

You may also be interested in:

Starting Your Own Fashion Label 2: Brand Strategy Workshop

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Understanding Fabrics Study Tour to Premiere Vision, Paris

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Tutor Description

Anna Ellis’s 30 years of experience in the clothing industry has spanned retail, wholesale, supply and development, sourcing and manufacturing ladieswear, menswear and childrenswear in the UK, US, Europe, China, India and South America. Starting her career in merchandising at Debenhams, she later focused on the supplier side, managing accounts for major high street retailers before moving to New York and overseeing production and product development for international brands including Ralph Lauren. Calvin Klein and the Gap. After a decade in the US Anna returned to the UK and headed production for the British heritage brand Gloverall. More recently, Anna is working with the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, utilising her passion for sharing knowledge by mentoring and supporting emerging fashion entrepreneurs. At the CFE Anna runs business support workshops on supply chain management, product development and production processes, organises Manufacturers Trade Shows and provides consultations for fashion businesses.


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Notebook and pen
  • Laptop or tablet

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