7 weeks long | Meets ONLINE once a week for 3 hours.
HOW TO LAUNCH A CLOTHING LINE
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What you'll learn
List of Materials
Terms & Conditions
Students will be introduced to the business of fashion by understanding the legal composition of a corporation and how to prepare a business plan.
Students will be able to understand the structure of a fashion company and the job description of each position, as well as tasks and responsibilities.
Students will learn how to create a sellable collection, and most importantly, how to produce it—from sample to ordering fabrics and selection of styles.
Students will walk through the whole process of how to market and sell a line wholesale or retail, and how to enter major industry trade shows.
After completing the course, students will receive a resource guide for finding pattern makers, grading services, sample rooms and factories all over Miami area that work with start-up designers.
This course includes a tour of Miami’s production companies to see the process of laying fabrics, cutting, sewing, and distribution in person.
List of Materials for HOW TO START YOUR CLOTHING LINE
- Pen and/or pencil
- Mandatory Book:
The Fashion designer Survival guide: Start and run your own fashion business By Mary Gehlhar
Fashion for Profit: A Professional’s Complete Guide to Designing, Manufacturing, & Marketing a Successful Line, by Frances Harder
*We update the course material list every 4 months, course instructors can request extra supplies not listed in the original material list.
Monday 6-9pm. Online
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31st
Feb 7, 14, 21st
To get the most from this course, we recommended a minimal additional 2 weekly hours to review what learned in class, do homework and completed business plan.
Terms: Students are responsible to buy all the materials and supplies for the course including any mandatory textbooks. Make sure to read the “materials list” corresponding to this course or ask the school for one before paying for the course. Failure to obtain the supplies or some of it will limit your ability to complete course assignments. We update the course material list every 4 months, course instructors can request extra supplies for the course not listed in the original material list.
Each course is 7-weeks and a total of 21 hours, if you miss 6 or more hours on the 7 week period you automatically fail the course and need to pay and retake again.
Students need to be in class on time, instructors may deny entrance to class session if you are 10 or more minutes late.
We take pride in our curriculum and our students need to meet the school's expectations. The student is responsible for completing each and every class assignment, failure to this will result into failing the course. When receiving a quiz, only a “B” /80 or more is a passing grade for our courses.
This course is about practicing and each class section requires a least 3-5 hours of practice at home.
School staff might take pictures and or videos for social media and by attending this course you agree to be pictured in any of those promotional materials.
Cancellation and refund policy: Space and scheduling is limited at The Fashion Institute of South Florida. Therefore, if students decide to cancel their registration for any reason within 15 days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $100.00 cancellation fee. If students decide to cancel their registration for any reason, within 7 days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $200.00 cancellation fee. The cost of the course is not refundable after the 1st day of class. TFISF reserves the right to cancel any class by low enrollment and to postpone classes due to circumstances beyond The Fashion Institute of South Florida’s control. We make every effort to notify students of postponements and cancellations at least 48 hours before the first scheduled class. TFISF may elect to postpone a class in order to receive additional registrations to meet minimum enrollment requirements. Refund and cancellation policies are strictly enforced.
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WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US:
"For years I have been dreaming about becoming a fashion designer but always found it to be unattainable. This school has changed that.
I leave every class so confident and excited about what I have learned and can’t wait to come back. The schedule, class size, cost, and talent of the professors are almost too good to be true. But trust me, they are."
Taylor Dorry, Student - 2 APR 2019
"Hello Fashionistas! I really like taking classes at The Fashion Institute of South Florida. After many years of looking around for a good, affordable and flexible fashion school in Miami, I’m lucky enough to have found this. I have been learning so much with the classes and the schedule is very convenient for me. $$ is super inexpensive but yet professional. I’m almost ready to enter to fashion world and launch my own clothing label! All thanks to The Fashion Institute of South Florida!"
Krysalee Reye, Student - 15 SEP 2020
"I really enjoyed this course. It opened my thoughts and provided lots of new inspirational ideas. I always wanted to learn about fashion and what goes into garment production, so this course was exactly what I was looking for. The teachers are very friendly and they will help you with everything you need. Rucht was the best, she'll teach you everything she knows about fashion."
Juan Marcano, Marketer - 04 JUL 2020