Join our FTA Technical Residency for a Deep Dive into Fashion Production

For a fashion design to successfully work it has to go through a production process; fabric selection, pattern cutting, sampling and stitching. Our Technical Residencies explain this process in detail and attendees can gain hands-on skills and use the Academy’s state-of-the-art equipment.

Our FTA Technical Residencies can be adapted to suit the clients needs and can run for 3-hours, or take place over several days, and provides excellent tuition for students, graduates, businesses, community groups, social groups and independent designers.

Previous clients have included: Graduate Fashion Foundation X TikTok, Nottingham Trent University and YOOX NET-A-PORTER and The Prince’s Foundation.

Claire explaining patterns on the YOOX NET-A-PORTER and The Prince’s Foundation Artisan project
Working with graduates on the GFF X TikTok 5 Day Technical Residency

Technical Residencies can be adapted to meet individual needs and can include:

  • Seminar topics; from sourcing, supply chain, UK manufacturing, business plans
  • Demonstration of the garment making life cycle
  • Learn how to use industrial sewing machines
  • How to make a garment
  • How to cut a pattern
  • How to fit and measure correctly
  • How to cost a garment
  • The chance for all attendees to make an item(s) with tutor support

The cost for a Technical Residency is per person and is available upon request, please contact us via