Textile Appreciation

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This course guides the learner from the fundamentals of textile fibres to fabric construction. It gives a strong overview of each stage of manufacturing and their related effects.
The learner will walk away with an appreciation of the choices and trade-offs when selecting fabrics – aesthetics, performance, cost, commercial and sustainability levers in order to ensure product performance and compliance.
By providing a finer understanding of the nuances of textile terms, the course will also enable the learner to communicate more efficiently with a broad network of suppliers across geographies, allowing for fewer samples, shorter lead times and lower costs.

5 hrs
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This course is aimed at professionals involved in garment design, buying, technical, merchandising and quality functions.

It is suitable for anyone involved in textiles who is looking for a greater understanding of textile manufacturing. This includes from Junior Buying Admin Assistants up to Senior Buyers, Garment Technologists, Designers, Merchandisers involved in cost negotiations.

How will you learn?

The online course is self-paced and includes a pre-assessment test, modules of interactive instruction combining a variety of formats such as videos, practical exercises, assignments, discussion forums and case studies. It concludes on a final assessment. An in-course glossary at the learner's fingertips facilitates the understanding of technical terms.

The course gives learners opportunities to look at and analyse fabrics up close and in detail. It covers real-life issues and different options to overcome them.

All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a MOTIF Certificate of Completion.

What will you learn?

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

At a new starter / junior level:

1. Gain fabric knowledge and understanding to put everyday tasks into context (such as dealing with submissions), therefore functioning more effectively

2. Streamline communications with internal colleagues / external suppliers

At a more senior level:

1. Apply the knowledge gained to interpret and compare different fabric specifications

2. Understand pricing differences and negotiate more effectively with suppliers

3. Evaluate different fabric qualities and make more informed decisions

4. Evaluate new fabric suppliers objectively and systematically on defined criteria

5. Make informed decisions at each stage of textile manufacturing by understanding the associated impact in terms of sustainability.

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