Apparel Costing

This online course with certificate is a deep dive into apparel costing. It covers the basic elements of cost, defines IMU from the retail and sourcing perspective and gives a thorough grounding in other important considerations that impact product development decisions.
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Provides access to the course and all its updates for 1 year from date of purchase.
6 wks 2 hrs/wk
Approved with credit by The Textile Institute.
This credit can then be used towards gaining TI professional qualifications, along with demonstrating a commitment to continuing professional development. The Textile Institute's brand is an international sign of excellence.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

Understand cost components of a garment and the respective logistics influencing cost and delivery time frame.

Evaluate potential trade-offs among materials, labor and/or manufacturing location in meeting brand or retailer objective.

Communicate and negotiate with buyers regarding sourcing alternatives with confidence.

Who is it for?

The online course is geared for junior and senior individuals and teams who need to refresh or learn garment costing fundamentals.

It is well-suited for apparel sourcing and buying offices, buyers, merchandisers, product developers and tech designers.

How will you learn?

The course is self-paced and includes a pre-assessment test, 5 modules of interactive instruction and exercises, and a final assessment. An in-course glossary at the learner's fingertips facilitates the understanding of technical terms.

All participants who successfully complete the course will receive an Alvanon Certificate of Completion.

The recommended commitment for this course is a minimum 2 hours per week over a 6 week period.

Course instructor

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Ed Gribbin

Ed Gribbin has 4 decades of expertise from the factory floor to the boardrooms of global apparel companies. Ed serves on numerous industry boards, including the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA); and the International Apparel Federation (IAF).