Introduction to Clothing - Short Courses
Six separate courses will provide a basic introduction to the subject and are intended
for anyone just starting a career in the clothing industry whether this be at operative level;
a new graduate from another discipline, or management level coming from another
industry sector. Each course is one full day and delegates may choose to attend
individual courses or build up a body knowledge by attending some or all of the courses.
Under the umbrella title of 'Introduction to Clothing' these courses are intended as a
complementary offering to the existing 'Introduction to Textiles' course.
The curriculum has been developed with the financial support of CAPITB Trust,
an independent charity providing support and funding for "people employed or about to
be employed in the British clothing industry".
The courses are Approved by The Textile Institute a system of validation assessed
by independent and impartial experts. Each individual course accrues academic credit
which along with a specified period of working practice may be used towards
obtaining Textile Institute Chartered Professional Qualifications.
Fabric Knowledge - 13 October 2016
The taught element of this module will include a significant amount of 'hands-on'
practical work allowing delegates to leave with a reasonable understanding of
fabric construction and characteristics.
Introduction to the Global Clothing Industry - 20 October 2016
This course introduces delegates to the supply chain which provides mass
produced garments to the UK and other markets. It looks at the key clothing
manufacturing regions of the world, basics of logistics, the role of agents and
potential communication issues.
Understanding Garments - 26 October 2016
Through a process of physical deconstruction of a garment delegates will take a
journey around a simple item of clothing, stopping at each stage to discover the
complex processes that have gone into producing it.
Size and Fit - 10 November 2016
Through a process of analysing anthropometric body measurement procedures, sizing
data and garment fit, delegates will be able to evaluate and understand approaches
to garment sizing and related fit.
Garment Specifications - 15 November 2016
Delegates will gain an understanding of the different specifications used within the
garment industry. They will carry out a variety of in-class activities relating to
garment specifications and will be able to relate them to specific job roles that exist
within the fashion industry.
The Product Development Process - 24 November 2016
Delegates will carry out a variety of in-class activities which will enable them to
appreciate the different stages involved in the process of developing a fashion product.
They will also be able to recognise a variety of the job roles that exist within the
Cost (VAT Included) per course
Non Members: £400.00