The CTFC has recently updated its service and workshop offering to provide our members with access to the latest market offerings in terms of technology, best practice and alternatives to design thinking.

Below we’ve included outlines of the workshops we’ll be offering in the first quarter of 2012. Please  don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.

Building Blocks For Business Branding (8hours)

Workshop Outline:  Factors and aspects of your business you should be thinking about when starting and building a brand.

An Introduction To Costing Garments (6 hours split over two days in two 3 hour sessions)

Workshop Outline: Phases of garment costing, Costing garments using the cost elements; overheads, material and labour costs. Introduction to establishing an SMV?

Mastering the Retail Environment: Retail & Wholesale (8 hours)

Workshop Outline: optimising the day to day running of an independent store in conjunction with running a studio. Sourcing the right store/retailer for your brand, cold calling, presentation, sampling, meeting lead times, when to recognise when you are not in the right store, maintaining great relationships.

Fashionable Career Choices (8 hours)

Workshop Outline :

To inform and create awareness of the many other related careers in fashion.

Careers to be discussed and reviewed:

  • Fashion Media
  • Fashion Photography
  • Merchandising, Buying & Planning
  • Stylist
  • Costume Design
  • Fashion Show(s)Productio
  • Fashion Illustration, Surface Design and Graphics
  • Pattern Making and Grading