This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the psychological and social aspects of clothing, and fundamental concepts of fashion, fashion design and construction. Areas of emphasis include fashion, textiles, clothing construction, merchandising, the use and care of sewing equipment and exploration of careers in the fashion industry.
- To evaluate sociological, psychological, ecological, environmental, technological, and economic factors that influence clothing choices.
- To describe the production, attributes, care, and performance characteristics of fibers, yarns, and fabrics and their impact on garment construction and maintenance.
- To explain legislation, standards, and labeling.
- To apply fashion elements and principles of design to enhance appearance and construct fashion products.
- To interpret commercial patterns and how they are used to prepare and select appropriate fabrics.
- To display proper use and care of sewing tools and equipment.
- To construct a variety of fashion products using contemporary sewing techniques.
- To modify garments using repair and recycle techniques.
- To model workplace safety and accident reporting procedures.
- To evaluate quality customer service that is sensitive to cultural issues and customer concerns.
- To analyze strategies for marketing fashion products.
- To develop employability skills for workplace readiness, career development, and job retention within the fashion, textile, and/or design industry.
$15.00 yearly-- see the website link to pay online