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Workplace Training Tools include a series of six CDs to help upgrade the skills and competencies of apparel workers in the following areas: design and sourcing, pattern making and cutting, pressing, quality control, production supervision, as well as warehousing and shipping (note: sewing machine operator training is included in a separate tool).

All training CDs will be available through the Canadian Apparel Federation online store in the coming weeks. Prices are subject to change.

For bulk orders, please contact us.

Design & Sourcing

  • Design systems used in apparel production

  • Cutting and sample making

  • Computer sourcing

  • Fabric and notion information needed for sourcing

  • Garment labelling laws

Regular Price:

$70

Member Price:

$52.50

Pressing & Fusing

  • Understanding of fabric reaction to heat and pressure

  • Hand pressing techniques

  • Automated pressing systems

  • Heat machinery and operation used in the industry

Regular Price:

$70

Member Price:

$52.50

Workplace Skills Training: All 6

  • Cutting

  • Design & Sourcing

  • Pattern Making

  • Pressing & Fusing

  • Production Supervisor

  • Shipping & Distribution

Regular Price:

$360

Member Price:

$270

Pattern Making

  • Production of basic slopers and pattern development skills

  • Technology available for pattern production, grading and pattern layout

  • Fabric and fabric stacking information

  • Computerized plotter information and skills

  • Hand and automated cutting skills and information

Regular Price:

$70

Member Price:

$52.50

Production Supervisor

  • Systems and control of work flow

  • Quality control in garment production

  • Quality control and inspection techniques used in production

  • Information systems needed for quality control

  • Time study methods and production improvements

  • Demonstration and communication techniques

Regular Price:

$70

Member Price:

$52.50

Sewing Machine Operator CD

  • This training tool was created for beginners as well as experienced sewing machine operators; it includes 4 CDs and the "Train the Trainer" Manual.

Regular Price:

$250

Member Price:

$187.50

Cutting

  • Hand and automated cutting skills and information

Regular Price:

$70

Member Price:

$52.50

Shipping &
Distribution

  • Information systems used for warehousing and shipping

  • Packing and shipping information and rules

  • Customs information

Regular Price:

$70

Member Price:

$52.50