Tasha Lewis, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design at Cornell University, where she teaches fashion design management. Her research encompasses the consumer-driven aspects of the fashion industry as it contends with advances in technology, shortened product life cycles, and demands for more social responsibility and transparency. Dr. Lewis’s primary research explores how to assess the value that environmentally sustainable fashion products and supporting manufacturing processes bring to today’s fashion supply chain. Most recently, she has been focused on the post-consumer stage of the textile and clothing recycling process.
The quality of your product is integral to managing a successful fashion brand. When fashion garments are created in a factory setting for a brand, every element of the garment's production cycle must be planned. Forward thinking in garment production ensures that every piece is completed to your specifications in a timely manner and that the manufacturing facilities you choose will be the best fit for your product line.
In this course, you will explore the process of production planning used to create a fashion product line. You will begin by creating a bill of materials that can be used to communicate the fabric needs of each product in manufacturing. You will then consider how stitching, construction, and fit are used by manufacturers to create a garment that will appropriately fit your consumer. You'll conclude the course by examining how factories and manufacturers operate and filling out a time and action calendar that you can use to plan the manufacturing timeline of your product line.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Fashion Trends and Forecasting
- Fashion Line Product Development
Key Course Takeaways
- Analyze the impact of fabric sourcing and selection
- Collect garment information used in spec sheets and identify how garment construction impacts fit
- Develop a time and action calendar that you can use to schedule the flow of product manufacturing from inception to distribution
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Designers seeking a business background
- Anyone hoping to build or grow a career in the fashion industry