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Field Trip to the Garment Factory!

Field Trip to the Garment Factory!

Did you know there were garment factories right here in Miami? As part of the How to Start your Clothing Line Course, the Fashion Institute of South Florida took several of its students (including one Instagram contest winner!) to visit a few little-known factories including a few cut & sew factories, a knit factory, a cutting room, and a printing factory! The students received a behind the scenes glimpse of the...

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Drafting Patterns for Knits vs Woven Fabrics

Drafting Patterns for Knits vs Woven Fabrics

Many students and home sewers ask if knit and woven patterns can be interchangeable. Typically, you would not use a woven fabric for a knit pattern. However, you may use a knit fabric for some woven patterns in certain scenarios. The main thing to think about in the design process is to play to the strengths of the fabric you are using instead of forcing it to do something the...

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Dear Future, We’re Ready!

Dear Future, We’re Ready!

On April 7th, FISFL attended EcoTech Vision’s Green Vibez party, a showcase of sustainable ideas, businesses, and people who want a greener future. There was so much to enjoy as we feasted on a tasty, organic stir-fry buffet and scrumptious Tequila cocktails with One Life Organic Tequila, surrounded by beautiful murals reminiscent of an indoor Wynwood Walls.  Of course, we were excited to support our brilliant students who participated at this event!...

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Student Spotlight: Alena Bondar

Student Spotlight: Alena Bondar

We are incredibly proud to present this month’s student spotlight, Alena Bondar. This Miami-based designer from Belarus was among the first to graduate The Fashion Program last year and is now onto great things with her brand, AV Collection. Not only was she one of the first students to graduate the Fashion Program, Alena’s collection was also selected to be displayed at NYFW! Alena has always been one of our most...

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