London College of Fashion Fashion Product Development: From Fabric to Construction London College of Fashion

This course will give you an essential overview of the product development process from concept through to finished garments. Throughout the course we will discuss how to manage the process that you need to undertake, to turn your designs and creative inspirations into commercially successful product, which exceeds your customer's expectations.

You'll gain a good understanding of the main fabric types, how fabrics are developed, their end uses and what to look for when sourcing. By touching and examining fabric samples you will quickly learn how to identify commonly used fabrics and start to build up an understanding of fabrics, the raw materials of fashion.

You will then go on to understand how garments are produced, different construction techniques used by factories and how to communicate your requirements to your suppliers. We will also look at the sampling process and you will learn how to fit sample garments accurately on a model.

If you can use the right vocabulary, and have a good knowledge of the entire production process, you will be able to negotiate better with your suppliers, source more appropriate fabrics for your designs and have more authority with your customers.

This course includes:

  • Product development 
  • Fabric development 
  • Garment construction  
  • Fitting garments 
  • Sourcing and Manufacturing 

This course is essential for anyone in the fashion industry including business owners, buyers, designers and stylists.


Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.


All students who fully participate in all session of the course will receive a 'Certificate of Short Course Attendance' from London College of Fashion.

You will receive tuition from the high calibre industry professionals who teach on our London courses, to help you pursue your interests in fashion. Courses take place each February, May and October in Dubai.

University of the Arts London offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing art. Our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide.

The University draws together six renowned colleges, each with its own world-class reputation. Our excellent facilities include everything from letterpress machinery to studio theatres and college archives.

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