Upon successful completion of the Sample Evaluation Station Module, students will be able to:
Review, plan, and develop a collection.
Test and choose the appropriate sewing techniques for selected fabrics.
Calculate the cost and price the collection.
Evaluate the market competition.
Developing a collection
Reviewing past successes and failures
Planning the Line Sheet
Formulas for numbers of tops vs. bottoms
Inventory of sample fabric on hand and potential wholesale quantities
Confirming price breaks on fabric quantities, adjusting number of styles
Testing different sewing techniques for selected fabrics
Costing and pricing a collection
Different Industry formulas for calculating costs
Calculating labor and materials costs per collection
Industry formulas for pricing a collection at wholesale and retail
What the market will bear/evaluating competition
Perceived value and how to raise it in a low cost way
Graphing low price/high production vs. high price/limited production
Risk/reward analysis and Murphy’s Law
About MD Fashion Institute
This new 'Education in the Arts' organization is a new exciting educational experience for national and international students. It offers experiences in the real world much like a valuable internship but the program is 'student oriented' and the results, testable. Not all students learn well in a classroom setting. They all learn by doing. In this environment they also learn work place skills.