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Intro to Apparel Manufacturing by [TC]²
May '10
[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 and fabric design, 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.

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

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.

Topics Included:

• The Textile Game
• Fabric Characteristics and Selection
• Material Utilization
• Spread/Cut Theory and Exercise
• Sewing – Preparation and Hands-On
• Six Sigma – Quality Concepts
• for Sewn Products
• Traditional Labor Cost Structure
• Textile Fundamentals
• Pattern, Grading and Marker Development
• Fabric Formation/Fabric Design
• Seams and Stitches
• Ergonomics and Engineering Issues
• Manufacturing Systems
• Digital Printing
• Activity-Based Costing

The seminar will be presented on June 7-11, 2010 at [TC]²'s facility - 5651 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC.


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