From Design To Product

with our industry experts

Our focus this month is on The Design Process; from the first sketch to getting your designs ready for your production house, we're covering everything you need to know. We're honoured to have the expertise of award-winning fashion consultant, James Hillman, for this Masterclass. Charlie also takes us through ways you can think about sustainability and ethics within your design. And to round it off, we an amazing interview with a brand who has created the first-ever 100% bio-based jacket including materials made from castor beans, wool, corn, Tencel, cotton and corozo nuts.


  • Fashion Design Calendar

    with James Hillman
    Summary

    In this video, James takes us through an overview of a traditional fashion design calendar, also known as a critical path.

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  • The Creative Process

    with James Hillman
    Summary

    In this video James talks about how to start the design process, developing your initial ideas and building the range, finalising the designs for a collection and the changes to the collection after sampling.

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  • Creating Your Designs & Pattern Cutting

    with James Hillman
    Summary

    In this video James covers how to realise your design into a product, how to make patterns factory ready and tips on sending patterns to factories and managing the production process.

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  • The Design Process to Production

    with James Hillman
    Summary

    In this video, James takes us through the basics of working with a factory, with some top tips on the questions to ask and what you need to have organised and finished before you meet them.

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  • Sustainable Design

    with Charlie Bradley Ross
    Summary

    Fashion has an immense impact on the environment and on the millions of people who work in it.  To rescue our planet from society's throwaway culture, designers must begin to help consumers realise the importance of sustainability. Using sustainable design practices, we can create products that are environmentally, socially and financially better. Once consumers recognise the superiority of these types of products their preferences will slowly shift away from low quality, fast choices. When this happens, we can immediately see a significant reduction in the wasteful practise of buying and throwing away clothes.

    In this video, we discuss some of the many different sustainable design approaches. I hope you adopt these methods yourself, or even better, inspire you to create your own innovative approach to more sustainable design practice.

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