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Introduction to Apparel Manufacturing



5 Day Course

Non-Member: $1,695
Member: $1,350

[TC]²’s most popular in-house seminar, Intro to Apparel Manufacturing, offers an overview of the entire manufacturing process with numerous hands-on exercises. Topics covered include: textile fundamentals, fiber formation, fabric characteristics, pattern and marker development, material utilization, spreading and cutting exercises, costing, and much more. Key apparel terms and concepts are featured, along with standard terminology for seam and stitch formations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to establish common ground for all members of the supply chain. Attending this seminar will allow fabric and trim suppliers to better understand their customer needs, and brands and retailers will recognize not only the manufacturing constraints, but also the cost drivers within the design-manufacture-delivery process. Newcomers to sewn products manufacturing can gain a firm understanding of processes required for finished goods.

Seminar Highlights:

Learn textile fundamentals to help build a foundation for successful apparel manufacturing
Improve your understanding of the integral components of apparel manufacturing and its support systems
Receive an overview of the various technologies utilized in the apparel industry
Increase your awareness of the key apparel terms and concepts
Understand the various apparel manufacturing systems and business strategies

Topics Include:

Pattern and Marker Development
Material Utilization
Spread/Cut Theory and Exercise
Seams and Stitches
Textile Characteristics and Selection
Sewing
Manufacturing Systems
Simulation
Traditional Labor Cost Structure
Activity‐Based Costing
Engineering Issues

Who Should Attend?

Program designed for Customer/Vendor Partnership Teams, Quality Assurance Specialists, Engineering Trainees, Management Trainees, Retail Managers, and Production Planners.

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Pattern Development


3 Day Course

Non-Member: $1,195
Member: $950

Looking for ways to engineer patterns for consistent fit less production waste? This seminar emphasizes relationships between body measurements, pattern contours, and styled garments. Hands‐on activities include manipulating scaled slopers using two flat pattern techniques, drafting a woman’s pants sloper from body measurements, applying grade rules for one upper body garment, making a scaled marker, and learning key product development terms.

Who Should Attend?

Program is especially beneficial for product developers who want to achieve desired garment results from production processes.

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Grading for Fit


3 Day Course

Non-Member: $1,195
Member: $950

Proper grading maintains sample fit through production. Learn ways that grading practices either preserve or distort fit. Hands‐on projects include grade rule derivation and manual grading of three basic garments.

Seminar Highlights:

Analyze patterns to determine where grading is needed
Derive grade rules from specs and measurements
Calculate grade rules
Apply grade rules
Emphasize grading to meet specifications and production requirements

Who Should Attend?

Attendees should understand patternmaking, apparel terminology and
basic CAD functions. Program is designed for Patternmakers, Marker Makers, Specification and Costing Engineers, and Graders.

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Pattern, Grade and Marker Development



3 Day Course

Non-Member: $1,195
Member: $950

Would you enjoy taking a crash course in apparel patternmaking, grading, and marker making topics? This seminar is a condensed version of our popular Pattern Development and Grading for Fit 3 day seminars.

Seminar Highlights

Review terminology and patternmaking principles related to fit
Learn two flat pattern techniques
Utilize slopers to make first patterns
Draft women’s pants sloper from body measurements
Derive, calculate, and apply grade rules from specifications and measurements for one top and one bottom garment
Discuss requirements for and effects on production and the final garment

Who Should Attend:

Attendees should understand fabric characteristics and basic garment sewn construction processes. This seminar is designed for Small Business Owners/Entrepreneurs, Sewing Supervisors, and Merchandisers.

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Executive Level Overview of the Apparel Supply Chain


Would you like to ensure that key decision makers in your organization understand the workings of the apparel industry and its supply chain? Even if some of them have come from other industries?

[TC]² offers the option to tailor the original Introduction to Apparel Manufacturing seminar into a targeted training session for your staff, either by department or by organizational level.  Topics can be specifically taught to fill gaps in knowledge and experience of participants.   Before the seminar, we work with you to gather information on your supply chain and operations.  This information is used to refine and determine the most appropriate methods for teaching the chosen topics.  While your employees are learning in the seminar, our staff is constantly working to provide practical examples of principles being taught and connections to your company’s products, processes, and goals.  Access to our experienced, senior staff is an added benefit because of the comprehensive range, both in scope and depth, of this seminar.  Afterward, our staff can provide evaluations on future improvements and gaps that may exist in training or development.

Let us work with you to clarify and improve your internal training practices.

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