Education and Workshops

educationEducation and Management Training is offered for group seminars or as individual one-on-one sessions. Hands-on training is offered for apparel studies program educators. Educators will learn to teach step-by-step workshops that can be taught in the classroom. Workshop class syllabuses are included in the seminars. Corporate seminars to fine-tune your management team in all aspects of garment product development are offered. One-on-one training is also available. Hands-on workshops are offered for businesses as well as educators.

  • Educational Workshops & Curriculum For Apparel Studies Programs
    Specializing In ASTM Standards For Product Development.
  • Customs and labeling
  • Fit and physical features of garments – SIZING: learn the correct way to communicate sizing, fit changes and problems to pattern makers
  • ASTM D6193-97 standard practice for seams and stitches/SEWING OPERATIONS.
  • MARKERS/FABRIC USAGE/ CUTTING TICKETS/ TEXTILE QUALITY CONTROL.
    How to implement textile quality control, before and after cutting. How to flag flaws. Learn about CAFÉ and the four point system.

    Learn the correct way to create a cutting ticket. Learn how to collect the information needed to create one.

    Learn what a marker is, and how to make one

    How to procure fabric

    Learn how to source fabric and determine the correct lead times for production.

    Learn what lab dips, shade bands and strike-offs are. How color matching for fabric is done before and during production.

  • Identify all stitches and seams used in apparel production.
    Identify and list in proper order, the different sewing operations used in the making of a garment. Gain a basic understanding of ASTM D6193-97
  • LEARN THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF GARMENT AND PRODUCT QUALITY CONTROL AND ASSESSMENT.
    Learn how to set standards and cost for garment and product quality control. Plan and understand the function of troubleshooting. Learn the causes and prevention of seam and stitch breakdown. See how your quality department can liaison with your cost department, and work together to manufacture the best garment at the best price. Vendor and buyer training and workshops available.
  • COSTING/PRE-PRODUCTION
    Cost garments correctly from the cutting table to the shipping floor. Domestic and offshore costing. Gross margin costing and traditional costing.

    Understand the difference between costing for large, medium, small, and couture operation.

    Duty and Customs Brokers.Tech Pac basics and correct process on how to create them

  • GARMENT COMPONENTS
    Identify the parts, panels and pieces of a whole garment. Understanding what production engineers and sewing floor managers need to spec. garments for production.

About Valerie

Valerie Cooper has been on the front lines in the garment industry for over 35 years. She is well experienced in everything from designing and production engineering to importing issues and garment costing. Her career has taken her to every major fashion capital in the world. READ MORE>