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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…

Portrait: Marzia Donzelli, MAD

Vol. 2, Issue 1

Established in 2007 by Donzelli (S.A.S.), MAD is a fashion design company specialising in clothing and fashion accessories for women, which express passion for the sea, the sun, and the wild and unspoiled charm of Sicily’s land. Production is based…

Independent Agents of Change

Vol. 2, Issue 1

Life paths have become unpredictable. You may be here today and nowhere tomorrow, you may try to get or stay into the traditional business system, it will almost certainly crush you. So why not choose independence ? There is nothing to…

Digital Pattern Making: a Personal Story

Vol. 2, Issue 1

For more than twenty years, different types of software for designing sewing patterns have appeared on the market, mainly 2D CAD adapted to specific tailoring requirements. They are not sold alone, but are part of complex platforms that include other…

Portrait: Simona La Torre, Variazioni

Vol. 2, Issue 1

Simona, can you describe your business model? I call it demi-couture, halfway between ready-wear and houte couture: for each model I produce three or four specimens, they are ready-made garments but can be replicated with some variation and/or difference in…

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