FashionTT to Host 2 nd Creativity and Business of Fashion Workshop
On Friday 9th September 2016, the Trinidad and Tobago Fashion Company Limited (FashionTT) will be hosting the second workshop in its series of Creativity and Business of Fashion Workshops aimed at providing local fashion designers and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools to turn their creativity into business opportunities.
The first workshop, which occurred on Saturday 27th August, was facilitated by Margaret Bishop and was well received by the attending local designers. The topics covered, the Global Apparel Market, Making Best Use of Your Competitive Advantage, Brand Marketing in the Digital Age, Quality and Consistency and Upscaling, were discussed and international industry advice given to the designers.
The second workshop will be facilitated by Deborah Beard, an Associate Chairperson of Technical Design and Professor in both Technical Design and Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is also Chair of the Pattern-making Certificate Department. Deborah has extensive knowledge in domestic and import manufacturing and sourcing, specs, fit, patterns, production, fabrications, trims, technical packets and overseas communication. She has also travelled extensively consulting on technical design and production, merchandising, design inspiration and product development for mid-tier and popular price points. Deborah is also the author of the first ever technical design book, The Complete Book of Technical Design for Technical and Fashion Designers, and was previously Director of Technical Design for Go International/Target Stores.
At the workshop on 9th September, 2016, Deborah will be covering the following topics:
- Pricing: Understanding effective pricing and price points
- Producing Samples and Tech Packs
- Creating Line Sheets
- Production Logistics/Optimization: Tracking timelines and stock control in relation to the macro fashion industry
- Trade show requirements and starting website sales
- Negotiations and Payments
- Trouble points in manufacturing
Designers interested in attending this workshop can register at http://fashiontt.moch78fajar.com/ and visit www.fashiontt.co.tt for more information. The final workshop in the Creativity and Business of Fashion series will be held on 30th September, 2016.