Weekly study2 hours
Product Design and Manufacturing Processes in the Fashion Industry
Learn how to design fashion lines and organize their production.
On this three-week course from Bloomsbury Academic, you’ll explore the steps involved with designing fashion products, including the development and use of the design brief, determining the costs to manufacture fashion products, and creating technical specifications for manufacturing fashion products.
Explore the key aspects of the fashion design process
Everything in fashion starts with a design brief. It not only outlines the design and development of fashion lines, but also acts as a guide to help design, develop, and communicate a unified design strategy and brand identity.
You’ll look at the entire design process, starting with the design brief and its numerous components. You’ll also explore how to develop cost estimates, arrange the technical aspects of designs, and manage the product life cycle.
Discover how to plan the preproduction of fashion products
Preproduction processes are crucial to assuring that the fashion products specified are what actually get manufactured in the time frame necessary.
This course will guide you through the various preproduction processes such as patternmaking and creating prototypes and samples. Then, you’ll learn about the other aspects that require consideration such as fabrics, materials, and trims, as well as size range and styles.
Develop cost-effective and high-quality manufacturing strategies
In today’s global fashion supply chain, manufacturing occurs worldwide. To be competitive, manufacturing facilities must be responsive, flexible, efficient, cost-effective, and socially responsible.
In the final week of the course, you’ll delve into the manufacturing process for fashion products. You’ll look at the inner workings of global manufacturing and the strategies you can use to manage the manufacturing process.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify the development, use, and components of a design brief
- Describe the process in determining the cost of manufacturing fashion products
- Explain the approval processes for fashion lines
- Describe the development and components of the tech pack
- Identify the use of product life cycle management systems to track styles as they progress through the supply chain
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interesting in the fashion industry, specifically the design and/or manufacturing processes.
Who developed the course?
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes.and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names.
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