NTU Students Join FCFTA Leicester for Technical Skills Workshop

The FCFTA Leicester campus opened its doors once again to two groups of fantastic Fashion Management students from Nottingham Trent University.

Taking place over 2-days (7th and 8th December) the garment making and technical skills workshops provided insight into all the production elements involved in fashion manufacturing.

The workshops kickstarted with an overview by Deputy CEO Jackie Bertram on UK manufacturing and circular fashion opportunities. The students then had insight from Fiona Dewer from Barrie Knitwear on why they had chosen Leicester as a location for premium knitwear production. This was then followed with a linking demonstration and the opportunity for students to “have a go” at the detailed process. 

The final 2 hours provided an opportunity for the students to learn the skills and techniques needed in CMT (Cut, Make and Trim) and to make a top or a festive stocking. 

Jackie commented: “It’s essential that fashion students have the opportunity to understand the skill required in making a garment. This will be invaluable to them in their future fashion careers.”

Student feedback included:

“It’s a really interesting workshop and informative. I have learnt how to use different sewing machines and made a garment.”

“I learnt about garment manufacturing and circular fashion. Everyone was really lovely and helpful on the course.”

“I learnt a lot about the different machines on the course and how to use them – it was so valuable to see, use them and try ourselves.”