PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT,
PRODUCTION AND SOURCING

This integrated hands-on course will introduce you to the business of product development and apparel manufacturing. Top industry professionals will teach you how to bring your product from concept to completion. You will learn the start-up of product development, including understanding textile science, how to build prototypes, and how to identify basic garment construction techniques. You will prepare industry-standard technical specification packages and learn how to source material and labour, local and abroad. Costing structures and production planning are emphasized. In a global economy, production of a product line must be executed with business profit in mind. Learn the skills to navigate the complex business of product development and production to further develop your business reach or improve your existing small business profile.

 
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PROGRAM DURATION: 14 WEEKS X 20 HOURS A WEEK

LECTURE: 8 HOURS A WEEK
LAB: 12 HOURS A WEEK

 
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CLASSES INCLUDE:

 

INDUSTRY INTRODUCTION

  • Introduction to the various roles in the fashion industry.

  • Understand how all roles work together in bringing products to market.

BUILDING A TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION PACKAGE

  • Introduction to building a spec sheet.

  • Use of software to produce industry-standard technical documents.

  • Understand how to prepare technical specification packages.

 

CONSTRUCTION

• Overview / review of different seam constructions.

• Identify construction details in a spec sheet.

• Overview of trim items often found in apparel products.

• BOM (Bill of Materials) are defined.

• Build a BOM, estimating yields, minimum orders, etc.

• Understand and prepare a production plan / calendar.

• Identify fabric and trim lead times with suppliers.

• Understand lab dips; color matching, and DTM (Dye to Match) trims.

TEXTILE SCIENCE

• Textile fibers, yarn classification and numbering, texturing, spun yarn manufacturing and yarn testing.

• Knitting and weaving fundamentals, and nonwovens.

• Fabric preparation and fabric finishing.

• Color – dyestuffs, pigments, digital and traditional printing methods.

•Get to know where to source fabric.

 

PROTOTYPE BUILDING

• Learn how to problem solving in manufacturing.

• Be able to identify effective methods for tracking changes.

• Producing a run – either sample or production, and what are the differences.

• QC – working with production to identify and uphold quality standards.

• Confirm and release approved tech packs.

• Using tech packs, produce three samples at domestic factory

SOURCING

• Understand the role of sourcing and determine best methods of use.

• Learn about the pros and cons of factory allocation.

• Learn how to confirm material sourcing.

• Understand flowchart that runs between PD, Sourcing Managers and Design

• Using learned techniques, locate one overseas apparel manufacturer to produce a total of three samples, using tech packs created.

 

PRODUCTION & PLANNING

• Understand basic factory flow.

• Understand and prepare costing, estimating yields.

• Produce a production plan using strict timelines.

• Understand the role of finance.

PRESENTATION

• Final project: Total of 4 manufactured garments; two garments domestically and 2 garments internationally.

• Students will present their final presentation to peers, the Dean of The Cut Fashion Design Academy and the course instructor.

 

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TURNING YOUR EDUCATION INTO A CAREER

PRODUCTION MANAGER
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
TECHNICAL DESIGNER
TEXTILE DESIGNER
TRADESHOW MANAGER


PROGRAM PRICE

APPLICATION FEE (ALL STUDENTS): $50

ASSESSMENT FEE (ALL STUDENTS): $100

TUITION: $6,995
(Does not include books and materials, check program outline for details)




“This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training”.

The Cut Fashion Design Academy is interim certified with PTIB