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Fashion Business Practice

Fashion Business Practice

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jennifer Williams-Baffoe


If you are interesting in starting a fashion business, want a glimpse of what happens behind the scene in the industry, or if you are thinking of building a career within it, then this course is a perfect introduction. Over two weeks you will explore the whole fashion supply chain, from manufacture to shop floor via suppliers and other middle men.

Who should take this course?

This course is for creative students who want to understand more about the fashion business sector.

Topics covered

You will start by looking at what you need to develop your fashion business plan.

You will look at the operational side and begin to develop and understanding of different specialisms within the fashion industry and how they relate to the success of a business.

There will be guest lecturers from industry, and visits to a factory, shops and relevant exhibition.

This course is just the start of your journey into the world of the fashion business. It will help you identify the areas that you would like to work in and open your eyes to roles within the fashion industry that you might not know exist.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

(For the one week Easter dates; this course will be more of an overview covering each point but in less detail. It is intended as truncated version of this course to offer a taster of the full course)

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

Tutor Description

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


Please bring to the first session:

A pen
A notebook

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