Connected Threads- Sustainable Garment & Textiles Manufacturing Seminar

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Connected Threads is an industry seminar themed around the opportunities that Sustainability, Smart Manufacturing, Design for Circular Economy, Onshoring Production & Digital Transitions bring to the Irish garment and textiles manufacturing industries.

The seminar will feature Irish and international speakers from the Fashion and Textiles sector as well as industry and enterprise experts who will contribute to panel discussions on the day.

Connected Threads- Sustainable Garment & Textiles Manufacturing Seminar

Guest Speakers:

Ana Tavares of the Valérius Group, Portugal- Ana is the CEO of RDD textiles with the Valerius Group, operating unique design centers driven by responsibility and equipped for all requirements from inspiration and consultation, full collections, technical expertise and specialised sourcing as well as being a leader in textiles recycling and pre and post-consumer textile waste.

Graeme Raeburn, Lead Designer with Albion Cycling, UK- A former Lead Designer with Rapha & designer with RAEBURN studio, Graeme has extensive experience in sustainable garment design and design for durability which he brings to the Albion team as lead designer in product design and responsibility.

The seminar takes place on Friday May 12th 2023 at Limerick School of Art and Design Clare Street V94 KX22 Limerick.

Register here

Caroline Gardner CEO of Quality Matters and Co-founder of We Make Good, Ireland- Caroline is an experienced change maker at a national and cross sectoral level and co-founder of We Make Good; promoting equality, sustainable manufacturing & production, and Social Enterprise as a way of doing business that is good for people and the planet.

Nicholas Lambert, Circular Product Lead with Primark Cares, UK & Ireland- Nicholas is an experienced leader and communicator, a skilled negotiator, and passionate about finding strategies, solutions and delivering clarity in the increasingly complex world of retail. A menswear specialist with several years experience developing and buying successful jersey and Knitwear ranges for global retailers.

More speakers to be announced!

Featured Course

Fashion Design – Beginners



Course Description:

Our aim on this workshop is to introduce students to the basics of following a commercial pattern, and producing their very own garment.

WEEK : 1

  1. Sewing machine refresher course
  2. Create your own mood board and fashion drawings to make your garment personal to you.

WEEK : 2 -4

  1. Follow a  commercial pattern.
  2. Construct a sample made from calico.
  3. Alterations to the pattern can be made at this stage to get that perfect fit.

WEEK : 5-10

  1. Chalking out your patterns and cutting your cloth.
  2. Construction of your final garment.

Classes are limited so early booking is essential!

Students to supply own fabric and tutor will advise on this during first class.

Use of machines are provided as part of the course price. Class notes will be provided for each student.

Course Day & Time: Tuesday evening 7.30 – 9.30 pm

Start Date: 24/01/23

Cost: €110

Course Format: In class with tutor

Duration: 10 weeks – Maximum of 10 students in class

Enrolment: Opens on the 1st December at 10am. You can enrol online through our website by clicking on the Easy Payments Plus button.

Tutor: Project Fashion (Fashion Academy).

Rosena is a tutor with the Project Fashion school run by Paul Alexander. She has taught this course in Malahide Community School for the past number of years.

Book course / enquire here

Steven Galvin

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