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Curriculum

Course

TCFDA Course Curriculum

Understanding the Fashion Industry and Its Impact

Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fashion industry's environmental and social impact.

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Aligning Personal Values with Conscious Fashion Design

Participants will reflect on their personal values and beliefs, specifically related to sustainability and ethical practices in the fashion industry. 

Launching Your Sustainable Fashion Business

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Participants will learn how to set up a foundation for a scalable fashion business, including a business plan, creating budgets, and more!

Coach: Jim Chi

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Building a Circularity Model in Fashion

Participants will explore the concept of circularity in the fashion industry and learn how to incorporate circular design principles into their conscious fashion brand. 

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Principles of Conscious Design: Integrate Them into Your Work

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In this step, participants will learn about conscious design principles and how to integrate them into their creative process for fashion design.

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Discovering Your Big Idea and Defining Your WHY

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Your Big Idea Welcome to the new era of fashion—where style meets substance. 

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Creating Your Narrative - Design and create. your story through the creative process

Course Description Coming Soon!

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Harnessing AI for Fashion Research

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This session takes you on an enlightening journey to uncover the diverse applications of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) within the fashion industry.

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Establishing a Strong Conscious Fashion Brand Identity

In this session, you'll learn how to create a brand identity that resonates with your values and appeals to conscious consumers. 

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Market Research & Establishing Consumer Connection

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This session is to gain the understanding your competitive market and consumer base.  

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Crafting A Compelling Creative Direction

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Creative direction within a fashion design company involves developing a cohesive artistic vision that sets the tone for the brand's aesthetic direction. 

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Navigating the Product Management Process

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In this session, you will learn about the journey of the production team from the design phase to the actual production of fashion items. 

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Merchandising & Line Planning Essentials

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Participants will gain a deep understanding of creating and planning seasonal strategies, line building, and assortment creation by color, trend, and delivery. 

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Revolutionize the Fashion Design Process with AI

In this comprehensive course, participants will embark on an enlightening journey to uncover both the apparent and the nuanced applications of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) within the realm of fashion. 

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Incorporating Sustainable Materials into Your Designs

In this session we will delve into the world of fibers, yarns, and textiles, exploring their origins, properties, and characteristics, particularly sustainable options. 

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Style Building: Strategies for Success

This Style Building session will equip you with essential knowledge for creating and preparing styles for production. 

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Tech Design Fundamentals: What You Need to Know

Course description coming soon!

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Confidently Building and Presenting Design Presentations

Learn confident presentation skills across critical aspects of the industry. 

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Ethical Sourcing and Collaboration with Manufacturers

Explore ethical fashion-making & production, focusing on principles, practices, and impact. 

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Build Your Strategy for Success in Fashion

In this session, you will integrate all the knowledge and skills from previous lessons to develop a comprehensive strategy for your conscious fashion journey.

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Running Your Fashion Business

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Course description coming soon!

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Preparing Your Conscious Fashion Brand for Investors

Exploring funding options, crafting a compelling business plan pitch, Plans for profitability, road map to profitability. 

Coach: Jim Chi

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Enhance your skills and make a difference for you both personally and professionally in the fashion industry.

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