Mechanics of Fit

This fashion online course with certificate is based on one of Alvanon's most popular professional development workshops. The course covers the fundamentals of fit, how it's defined, created and maintained, and how it directly impacts market success through successful fit alignment, consistency and communication.
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Provides access to the course and all its updates for 1 year from date of purchase.
3 wks 1 hr/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 this course, you will be able to:

Explain why fit matters and how it directly impacts market success, especially for brands selling across multiple channels.

Define fit and understand what is under control of the product development team and what is not.

Understand the tools and processes for delivering fit consistency from concept to retail.

Who is it for?

This online course is highly recommended for all types of organisations: brand, sourcing office, trading company and vendors.

The training content is well-suited for team members in technical design, product development, merchandising, sourcing and production.

It is extremely effective for aligning teams on fit development, especially when members come from diverse functional backgrounds.

How will you learn?

The online course is self-paced and includes a pre-assessment test, 3 modules of interactive instruction 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 the course is a minimum 1 hour per week over a 3 week period.

Course instructor

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Emily Robertson Hood

For 20+ years, Emily Robertson Hood has worked in the fit, construction and global manufacturing of apparel products ranging from denim to down. Emily developed her own line of apparel and sold it from her retail location, as a result, she understands the problems both a global business and the small independents face.