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TAGGING is about deciding what to say about specific textiles or items of clothing; where and how to say it; and what aspects of it to investigate for added value such as patentability or design registration. To make this concrete:…

The Problem with Fast Fashion?

Vol. 2, Issue 2

Understanding Fast Fashion The term “fast fashion” is often associated with cheap labour, cheap fabrics and cheap prices. However, this is far from the whole story, as we discovered meeting Fashion Enter who run their very own North London factory: Let’s…

The Business Case for Short Runs

Vol. 2, Issue 2

Short run production can allow for local sourcing closer to market needs but also presents a number of challenges that can be addressed through TCBL. Short production runs for textiles and clothing materials can be divided into segments, e.g. Short…

Case Study: Katty Fashion

Vol. 2, Issue 2

KATTY FASHION was established in 2003 by Caterina Ailiesei, a graduate from higher studies in textiles with over eight years experience as a production manager, to provide garments on a lohn-basis? for mid and high street labels in the UK….

Portrait: Institut Français de la Mode, Paris

Vol. 2, Issue 2

The teaching and learning of skills in the area of textiles and fashion are vital cogs in the drive to produce new talent to replenish the existing base of workers, and to increase the chances of bringing back to Europe…

The production challenges of fashion start-ups

Vol. 2, Issue 2

The UK boasts a world class fashion education system and is undoubtedly the centre of creativity, yet fashion and accessory designers face a high failure rate, and in many cases, never even manage to get their brands off the ground….

Process flow from ‘design’ to ‘fulfillment’

Vol. 2, Issue 2

Ruth Farrell, TCBL Lab Manager at the Textile Centre of Excellence, Alison Lewy MBE, TCBL Associate and founder of Fashion Angel, and more TCBL partners, Jenny Holloway (Fashion Enter) and Caterina Ailiesei (Reginnova) have put together six stages for young…

How to win the Ecommerce game?

Vol. 2, Issue 1

E-commerce – short for ‘electronic commerce’ – refers to the selling, exchange, distribution and marketing of products and services between a person or organisation and their stakeholders. Especially, within the fashion industry, e-commerce must be a priority for every brand…

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