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FIT professor to lead fashion workshop

THE Trinidad and Tobago Fashion Company Limited (FashionTT) will host the second workshop in its series of Creativity and Business of Fashion Workshops tomorrow. The workshop aims to provide local fashion designers and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools to turn their creativity into business opportunities.

The second workshop will be facilitated by Deborah Beard, an associate chairperson of technical design and Professor in both Technical Design and Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

She is also chair of the Pattern-making Certificate Department.

Beard has extensive knowledge in domestic and import manufacturing and sourcing, specs, fit, patterns, production, fabrications, trims, technical packets and overseas communication, said a media release for Fashion TT . She has also travelled extensively consulting on technical design and production, merchandising, design inspiration and product development for mid-tier and popular price points. Beard is also the author of the technical design book, The Complete Book of Technical Design for Technical and Fashion Designers, and was previously director of technical design for Go International/Target Stores.

Beard will be cover the following topics: Pricing: Understanding effective pricing and price points Producing samples and tech packs Creating line sheets Production logistics/ optimisation: Tracking timelines and stock control in relation to the macro fashion industry Trade show requirements and starting website sales Negotiations and payments Trouble points in manufacturing Designers interested in attending this workshop can register at http://fashiontt.moch- 78fajar.com/ and visit www.fashiontt.co.tt for more information.

The final workshop will be held on September 30.

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