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Creative Manufacturing: Pathway - Textiles, Apparel and Made-ups

There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness. - Mahatma Gandhi



Value of handmade and handcrafted is intrinsic.


Overview

Textiles, Apparels and Made-ups pathway focuses on the value of handmade and handcrafted textiles. The course builds understanding of the discipline and processes that goes into designing textiles and garment construction. The programme hones the production knowledge and business skills that are needed in the present textile industry.



First-hand experience of making is encouraged at every stage


Knowledge and understanding of fibres, fabrics and quality control, surface embellishment techniques, principles of apparel manufacturing and measurement systems and introduction to traditional Indian textile techniques and handloom weaving will be part of the journey.

The course also sensitizes students to design to fashion trends in a sustainable way.
The sheer variety and craftsmanship extant in Indian textile traditions are unique in the world. Customers today need contemporary expressions of traditional textiles in addition to high quality editions of traditional wear and home textiles.


What you will learn

Level 4 (Year-1 Semester-1) & Level 5 (Year-1 Semester-2)

  • Gain experience in surface embellishment, print and embroidery, screen printing, basics of weaving, basic garment construction and pattern drafting and home linen accessories.
  • Be able to create simple textile surface design and weaves.
  • Be able to create simple textile surface design and weaves.

Level 6 (Year-2)

  • Gain experience in advanced pattern drafting and garment construction
  • Be able to put together catalogues, sales and marketing material.
  • Gain short term industry experience.

Level 7 (Year-3) (Year-2)

  • Be able to design collections of garments, textiles or made ups with an understanding of end customer needs and aspirations and the ability to understand and work in a value chain of production.
  • Be able to look to start up their own enterprise or work in a small or medium scale manufacturing enterprise as designer, production co-ordinator or merchandiser


Enquiries

For more information about this program, kindly email Ritu Sonalika at ritu.sonalika@manipal.edu