The Very Group Visit The Factory for an In-depth CPPD

On Wednesday 29th June, Production Director, Caroline Ash, gave a CPPD workshop and tour of the Factory to staff members from The Very Group. The group consisted of assistant buyers, product technologists and designers. In this bespoke CPPD Caroline covered a broad range of industry related topics including the design process, Optitex, sustainable practices, Kornit Digital printing, pattern cutting, costings, factory audits, compliance and more. 

As Fashion-Enter is both SMETA and Fast Forward approved and based in London, we are well positioned to pass on key information such as how factories undertake malpractices and for buyers, merchandisers and garment technologists to be empowered with information ready to spot if factories are operating incorrectly. 

The feedback from the session with The Very Group team was excellent and included:

“I learnt so much. Pattern cutting, costings, compliances, start to finish cycle of a garment. I learnt so much Caroline was great and always happy to answer questions. Would have loved to have had this training sooner!”

“I learnt how 3D design / fitting software works. Visited Fashion-Enter 6-years ago and it’s great to have a refresh. Really interesting to see the future of the fashion industry. Great in-depth explanation. Great to see all this in a north London location. Thank-you.”

“Really informative, I would highly recommend especially to graduates. Important for all garment techs and buyers to know and understand.”

“Found out about the importance of ethical practices, the efficiency within the production line and the benefits of Optitex.”

“I learnt about the whole process of how a garment is made / packed etc. I learnt about sustainable garments and costing. Overall it was very informative and great to learn about end to end processes.”

“I learnt lots! Price differences between countries, a better understanding of audits, different stitches and methods. Breakdown of what contributes to a final cost price. It would be good to find out more about printing techniques, what technique is best for a particular fabric, cost for each etc.”