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Arcadia Complete CPPD


During their insightful half day workshop, the group of ethical trading employees and assistant buyers were able to see first-hand how Fashion Enter operates as Jenny Holloway led the group on a tour, highlighting those all important issues including how a factory operates, the use of industrial machines and common problems in a factory that can impact the retailer.

Starting with the garment life cycle, Jenny ensured that the employees were informed of and aware of the many health and safety guidelines in the factory, offering insight into how each piece of machinery varies and the procedures put into place for each one.  Continuing their factory floor tour, Jenny highlighted the common problems in a factory that can often impact a retailer including fabric faults, fabric cutting, sewing, cabbage and lay plans.

Following on from this, each member was able to witness the skill of pattern cutting in the Fashion Studio where they were able to see implications of fit comments and sessions.

Feedback from the group includes;

“From the seminar I have learnt pattern cutting issues and the different types of machines used within production.” – Remi, Supplier Management Co-Ordinator

“Today has taught me more about production. I think these CPPD courses should e compulsory for all buyers!” – Kaiesha, Senior Ethical Trading Manager

“It was great to learn about the cost breakdown of a product – the pattern cutting was very interesting and I found today to be very helpful.” – Louise, Ethical Trading Co-ordinator

“I have learnt about the pricing and structure of garments and also the structure of a factory.” – Lizzy, Assistant Buyer

“The CPPD has taught me the process of a manufacturing factory and how they are run.” – Isabel, Buyers Admin Assistant

“I’ve learnt about costings, UK lead times, lay plans and pattern cutting, factory processes and more!  The course was fantastic, thank you!” – Samantha, Assistant Buyer

“I have learnt about costings, lay plans and the product time line.  It was so helpful; I wish I had been offered this training earlier.  Thank you.” – Megan, Assistant Buyer

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